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Our most recommended Abu Dhabi Driving Experiences

Abu Dhabi: Formula Yas 3000 Driving Experience

1. Abu Dhabi: Formula Yas 3000 Driving Experience

Before getting into the driver’s seat you’ll be suited up in full race gear and helmet, and receive a technical briefing from your racing coach. Next, you’ll take familiarization laps around the circuit in a Renault vehicle. During these slow laps, your coach will explain the racing line and how to approach each corner. At this point in your activity you should be ready for the real action. You’ll head back to the pits, where you’ll be further briefed on your car before being tightly strapped in. Prepare to feel every bump, ripple and sensation of the drive. You can be sure that you've never been this connected to a driving machine! Get a grasp of the inner workings of this racing car and experience truly sensational performance first-hand. For 20 minutes For 20 minutes, you’ll be in charge of the paddle shifters, which help shift the gearbox up and down. Two on-board video cameras will capture your drive and allow you to re-live the action later on.

Yas Marina Circuit: Aston Martin GT4 Driving Experience

2. Yas Marina Circuit: Aston Martin GT4 Driving Experience

Thrill seekers, put your foot down and feel like a champion at Yas Marina Circuit on this 20-minute drive. Beautiful to look at and brilliant to drive, the Aston Martin GT4 is the ultimate racing experience. Your instructor will fit you into the car, make you comfortable, and explain the controls before you drive out of the pit lane onto the infamous track. The interior of the Aston Martin GT4 has been modified from its road-friendly counterpart to suit professional racing needs. This includes racing seats, an additional instrument panel, protection bars, and plastic windows. Built in an entirely separate factory by racing specialists, the GT4 combines a powerful 4.7-liter V8 engine with sleek curves, high-acceleration, and sophisticated performance. In addition, the GT4 has one of the best-sounding engines ever made.  On this activity, before climbing into the driver’s seat of the Aston Martin GT4, you’ll receive a technical briefing from a racing coach. Then it’s time to buckle up and hit the track. Following your instructor’s lead, you’ll learn the correct racing line and practice handling the complex turns of the circuit. During the driving session, which will last for 20 minutes, the challenge is to improve your racing technique. At the end of your session, the instructor will provide you with some detailed feedback and discuss how you might improve your technique. Spectators and friends are welcome to relax and watch your experience.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

3. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi and enjoy a visit to the unique Ferrari World theme park. See the Heritage Village, and ride the Formula Rossa rollercoaster on this day trip from Dubai. Begin your tour with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where you can admire the wonderful architecture that defines the beauty of Islamic art. Continue on to the Emirates Palace, an inspiring hotel in the city with 114 magnificent domes and fantastic suites decorated with gold and marble. You will then visit the Heritage Village, where you can learn more about the life of the Bedouins. Afterward you can enjoy the views of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skyline as you drive on to Al Corniche. The second half of your day trip takes you to the largest indoor theme park in the world – the Ferrari World. Experience the breathtaking rush of speed on the Formula Rossa rollercoaster and test your driving skills on one of the many simulators. Experience the different performances, marvel at the impressive dance and acrobatic shows, or enjoy go-karting.

Abu Dhabi: Yas Marina Radical SST Passenger Experience

4. Abu Dhabi: Yas Marina Radical SST Passenger Experience

Add some adrenaline to your time in Abu Dhabi thanks to this flexible-length F1 racetrack ride in a high-performance Radical SST. Set your heart pounding as an expert racing driver navigates you through the hairpin turns and high-speed straightaways of the Yas Marina Circuit aboard this extreme vehicle. You’ll get to enjoy 3-5 laps on the track. Thrill as your driver builds momentum, and then brakes and accelerates along the circuit’s curves. Depending on the track configuration on the day, speed beneath the Yas Hotel and pass Yas Marina, or experience one of the most difficult hairpins on an F1 track and the longest straight on the current F1 circuit.  Experience up close the focus and skill required to maneuver a racing car, and the sheer exhilaration of being propelled around a race track touched by legends.

Abu Dhabi: Caterham Seven Driving Experience

5. Abu Dhabi: Caterham Seven Driving Experience

Step up your driving game and get your adrenaline pumping with a Caterham 7 driving experience in the company of an expert driving instructor. Charm meets modern technology in this super-lightweight sports car by Caterham Cars. This modern reproduction of an old Lotus design can compete with the most powerful supercars. Drive at a blistering pace with this brilliantly fast machine at Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix. Upon arrival at the track, attend a safety briefing with a senior instructor. Learn about racing lines, braking points, overtaking rules, dos and don’ts, and general track safety rules. After your safety briefing, enter the track to start your adrenalin-packed driving experience, with expert coaching to improve your driving skills. Afterward, head back to the pit lane for a cool down and debrief with your instructor. Friends and family are welcome to watch you on the track from the raised viewing terrace near the food and beverage outlets.

Abu Dhabi: Guided City Tour and Ferrari World Ticket

6. Abu Dhabi: Guided City Tour and Ferrari World Ticket

On this fantastic full day tour to Abu Dhabi you will explore various magnificent palaces including the impressive architecture of Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The second half of the day tour will begin with a visit to the one and only Ferrari World (ticket included) branded theme park and home to amazing rides, attractions and car museum. The ultimate introduction for first-time visitors or travelers short on time covers the Emirati city's most must-see attractions. Traveling comfortably in a WiFi-equipped, climate-controlled vehicle, you'll hit highlights like Emirates Palace, Heritage Village, and manmade Yas Island. After your pickup from your mentioned location, tour progresses on the historic Sheikh Zayed Road named after the founder and then president of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Known to be the longest road in the UAE, construction for Sheikh Zayed Road began in 1971. The highway was completed in 1980. Make your first stop at The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the world's 8th largest mosque and a massive architectural work of art that intentionally blends different Islamic architectural schools. It features 82 domes, more than 1,000 columns, 24-carat-gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand-knitted carpet. Your tour guide will explain some interesting facts about the mosque during this 1 hour tour of the mosque. Passing through the Al Bateen Street which has some enormous villas for you to witness, the next stop is at Emirates Palace. Take 20 minutes for a photo stop inside, if permitted by security. “The Emirates Palace was built as a superlative for national prestige.” The hotel has a total floor space of 850,000m², with the western and eastern wings containing the guest rooms. Next, go back in history to witness the Emirati culture at Heritage Village. Heritage Village Abu Dhabi is one of the best cultural attractions. It is a re-creation of an Emirati village and showcases the Bedouin lifestyle. You will find it on the Breakwater, which is reclaimed land off the main Abu Dhabi island. Enjoy the ride on Corniche Road with the city and downtown on your right side and the sea on your left. On the way, you will witness some great architecture. Your local guide will explain all of them. At the end, get crazy at the world's first indoor theme park, Ferrari World, with a general admission ticket and get access to several rides including Formula Rossa which is the world's fastest rollercoaster. The ticket is already included in the price so you don't need to pay any extra money. Some other famous rides included are the Flying Aces, Turbo Track and G Force rides. Then take a 15-minute stop at F1 Grand Prix Racing Track at Yas Marina Circuit. Experience a variety of performances, marvel at impressive dances and acrobatic shows, or try out go-karting during this fun-filled day. This concludes the tour, after that you will be dropped back to your location.

Abu Dhabi: Classic 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

7. Abu Dhabi: Classic 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and according to your preferred schedule with a classic 24-hour pass to the city, highlighting the most iconic landmarks. Board an open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus where you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s capital city's rapid development and cultural history via expert digital commentary in 8 languages.  Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE where Arabic charm blends into futuristic fantasy. Hop on our 24-hour Hop-on Hop-off tour to discover rich tradition at the Grand Mosque and Heritage Village and modern majesty at the Louvre.

Dubai: Yas Marina Circuit Ferrari 458 GT Driving Experience

8. Dubai: Yas Marina Circuit Ferrari 458 GT Driving Experience

Enjoy 15-minutes of adrenaline-packed driving in a Ferrari 458 GT. Complete the challenging North Corkscrew Yas Marina Circuit. The track includes the longest straight in F1®. Reach top speeds of 320km/hr as you race down the modern F1® circuit. An expert instructor will be by your side coaching you along the way, to help you improve your racing skills. So you'll never forget this once in a lifetime experience, you'll be given a recording of your race to take home.

Abu Dhabi: Polaris Drift Sprint at Yas Marina

9. Abu Dhabi: Polaris Drift Sprint at Yas Marina

Go head-to-head with your friends, family, or colleagues over two dynamic dry and wet short courses. Drive the Polaris RZR RS1 in a unique sprint race while drifting at the same time. Two identical custom-made tracks are used, and the start sends the vehicles in opposite directions. A dividing barrier is used between the two tracks and the ‘donut’ section is wet, making it easy to drift the car. Unleash your competitive side and complete the course as quickly as possible. Enjoy 10 minutes — about 5 runs of head-to-head — racing after an expert instructor sets the rules out for you. Benefit from the easy-to-use continuous variable transmission, and delight in a vehicle modified to cater to tarmac experiences and drifting on wet surfaces. This experience is most fun in groups so that while 2 people are driving, the rest can enjoy the action.

Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

10. Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates where Arabian charm blends into futuristic fantasy. Hop on this tour to discover rich tradition at the Grand Mosque and Heritage Village, the modern majesty at the Louvre. Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and on your own schedule with a 1-day, 2-day or 5-day pass to the city’s best open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via digital commentary in 8 languages. Ride along the City Tour (Red Route), and discover breathtaking views of the majestic palaces, rich museums, historic sites, public beach, and old souks starting from the Abu Dhabi Mall. The Classic (1-Day) ticket is perfect to get to know the city in a short period of time. Included in the Premium (2-Day) and Deluxe (5-Day) ticket you can take a shuttle to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and dive into the marvelous architectural and cultural history of the mosque. Extend your time with the Deluxe Ticket and take advantage to tour Qaṣr Al-Waṭan, Abu Dhabi's Presidential Palace. The Palace is a must-visit for its intricate design and ornate decoration.

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What people are saying about Abu Dhabi

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 97 reviews

The tour is really recommended! Our guide was super nice. We booked a tour in German, unfortunately that didn't work out, but otherwise everything was great

Zeeshan Aziz was an excellent guide and made the experience a wonderful one. thank you team.

Excellent guide!! The tour was very enjoyable and we can learn a lot about Dubai culture!

Was an awesome experience driving on the YAs Marina circuit. We got goosebumps

The guide was very kind and gentle. I really enjoyed the tour.