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Abu Dhabi Guided Sightseeing Boat Tours provided by The Yellow Boats

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Abu Dhabi Guided Sightseeing Boat Tours

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Abu Dhabi looks at its best from the sea, with its futuristic towers and domes rising into the sky. This RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) cruise lets you combine the panoramas with a high-speed boat ride. Hold tight as you power across the waters, and slow down for photos of the Corniche skyscrapers, Emirates Palace, and more. Upgrade to a longer cruise that passes the Grand Mosque for an extended city overview.
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    The Corniche
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    Al Maya Island & Resort
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    Emirates Palace
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    Yas Island
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • Combine sightseeing with a high-speed RIB cruise in Abu Dhabi
  • Views of the Emirates Palace, Corniche, and skyscrapers from the water
  • Bounce over the waves and pause at sights for photos and commentary
  • Choice of timings, plus longer-cruise upgrade to sail by the Grand Mosque 
What to Expect
Book your preferred option and greet your skipper at Abu Dhabi Marina. Then, following a safety briefing, put on a life jacket and board your powerful RIB, with the skipper at the helm. Hold the safety rail as your craft pulls into the marina bay and admire the opulent, 114-domed 5-star Emirates Palace hotel. Feel the wind in your hair as your boat accelerates and race along the coast past the Heritage Village and palm-dotted Corniche. Take photos of the scenery as your RIB slows, and if you’ve selected the longer cruise, cruise further for views of the lavish Presidential Palace and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Hear about the city’s history and architecture from your skipper, and watch for dolphins as you sail around Lulu Island, an artificial islet of golden beaches. Lastly, savor the widescreen cityscapes before an exhilarating ride back to the marina where your experience ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Emirates Palace Marina, Emirates Palace Hotel,Al Khalidiya - Al Ras Al Akhdar - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit - Yas IslandYas West - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • On-board skipper
  • Lifejacket
  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (Minimum age is 5 years)
  • This cruise is not recommended for pregnant women
  • Every passenger is requested to bring Valid ID as required by Abu Dhabi Coast Guard
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Irina wrote a review Jun 2020
2 contributions
We were in Abu Dhabi in March 2020 and took the yellow boat tour in two locations: Yas Marine - it was so great that we decided to take Emirates palace tour next day. We were lucky to to be alone in entire boat. Respect to the guides Jesus and Valentine! Those guys are amazing!
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Date of experience: May 2020
PrestonGuild wrote a review Jun 2020
United Kingdom52,724 contributions2,617 helpful votes
We were interested in doing a Yellow Boat tour while were in Abu Dhabi. However I usually find them overpriced, mainly because the operators get a lot of business through the Entertainer buy one get one free voucher discounts. I would have thought it would be better if
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Date of experience: July 2019
samanthadjd85 wrote a review May 2020
Chamonix, France38 contributions7 helpful votes
We had previously done the yellow boat in Dubai and decided to give this one a try. There was only myself, my hubby and 1 other guy. Danny was our captain and he was great, super knowledgable and friendly, made a great few hours out for us. Stunning scenery around Yas Island,
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Date of experience: October 2019
Julesandpp wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom23 contributions19 helpful votes
Just to say Ali was amazing. He advised us it was breezy and would be bumpy and we would get wet. We all agreed to carry on, and oh he was so right. It was hair raising to say the least 😬 The trip was really informative, fast and furious and we laughed and screamed a lot; loved
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Date of experience: March 2020
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P Pleasance wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
Valentine and Ali were brilliant hosts providing us all the information on the locations we stopped at. We were even lucky enough to see dolphins! Nothing was too much trouble and they were very helpful and always making sure we were safe and happy. Would definitely recommend
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Amazing !
william and his teammate were very kind to us and welcoming, they made us discover beautiful places and the boat is
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Complete Joy!
I always like to do a tour wherever I travel to. This is by far the best one. Joy our tour guide was amazing. Very
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Fantastic time with Joy and Suresh
My partner and I had a fantastic time with our guide Joy and driver Suresh. Although we were the only ones on the b
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Great experience! A must do!!!
Speedboat tour along the coast of Abu Dhabi with enough possibilities to take pictures but as well adrenaline speed
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Superb experience
Ali and Valentine made the journey fun and interactive. Boat goes upto 70kmpl speed, and covers Fisherman Village,
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Many thanks to Ali and Valentine for going the extra mail to make the boat trip an amazing experience! We will be b
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Worth it!
Gian and Captain T was a great!!! We had a fun time on the boat!! Gian give us a story of Dubai Marina. He is a
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Carol W
A very worthwhile trip- the crew look after you really well and lots of info about the sites and general informatio
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Fantastic speed boat trip
Fantastic trip round Abu Dhabi by speed boat. Daniel our captain gave commentary and the dolphins was an extra bonu
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1 hour lulu island, fishing markets and sightseeing tour
We booked this at the last minute, mid week for 6 people. A great tour, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone in the group
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Just great
99 minutes tour with Arun and Bon was fastastic. Great additional given information and top high speed tour. We all
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Must do in Dubai Tour !!
This is the best tour you can do in Dubai ! Jep and Pri were the best driver and guide combo. We saw everything the
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99 minutes tour
Good one, the guide Gian was very good at explaining all the things. Worth for the people who are visiting Dubai fi
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Great views of the marina and many photo opportunities
Took a tour on 20th December 2019 with my kids. It started at 1800 hrs local time and lasted and hour. The tour gui
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Great tour, Great services !
Our family booked the 90 min Yellow Boat trip and it was a very memorable tour. Our guide Crystal and skipper Rahu
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