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Our most recommended Abu Dhabi Castle & palace tours

From Abu Dhabi: Grand Mosque, Royal Palace, and Etihad Tower

1. From Abu Dhabi: Grand Mosque, Royal Palace, and Etihad Tower

Explore Abu Dhabi's top sights on a guided tour of the city. Visit the Etihad Towers, learn about the government of the UAE at the Presidential Palace, and marvel at the beauty of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Get picked up by your driver from your hotel or selected location in Abu Dhabi. Hop into an air-conditioned vehicle and get ready to explore the capital city of UAE. Make your first stop at the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Enter this world-famous example of Islamic architecture. See the fabulous craftsmanship of this space which can accommodate around 40,000 worshippers inside its walls.  View the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet, 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs before heading to Marina Mall for a lunch break. Either dine in the mall restaurants or food court, at your own expense. Continue on to the Etihad Towers, a complex of 5 opulent skyscrapers. This entertainment hub offers you the chance for leisure dining and shopping. Enjoy the panoramic views of Abu Dhabi city from the observation deck of the Etihad Towers. Finally, visit Qasr Al Watan, the Presidential Palace, a tribute to Arabic heritage and craftsmanship. Gain an insight into governance, knowledge, and artistry that has shaped the nation of UAE. At the end of the tour, be dropped off back at your hotel or a select location in Abu Dhabi.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

With its natural islands, premium resorts, cultural attractions, and architectural wonders, Abu Dhabi offers something for every traveler. Brace up to explore the most-iconic attractions of Abu Dhabi on a full-day sightseeing tour from Dubai! Start your day after being picked up from your hotel in Dubai and learn about one of the richest cities in the world as you travel along the Persian Gulf. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE, is a place that is closely knit to the culture and religion of the UAE. You will see one-of-a-kind treasures while navigating the marbled halls, such as Swarovski chandeliers, patterned designs, and the largest hand-knotted carpet in the world. A drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche offers you a beautiful view of the Persian Gulf, its turquoise blue waters, and the skylines. Then, the Etihad towers, a striking architectural landmark on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, offer dining, stay, and entertaining options in one location. The breathtaking panoramic views of the city, including the view of Emirates Palace, and the Arabian Gulf from the observation deck enchants anyone who comes there. You will get the time to enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at the mosque. Touring around the Qasr Al Watan, a functioning presidential palace and a cultural place in Abu Dhabi, lets you learn more about the tradition that has defined the history of the UAE. The palace is also an architectural marvel and houses artifacts and treasures. After a full day of fun and sightseeing, enjoy a ride back to your hotel, where we’ll drop you off safely.

Abu Dhabi: Louvre & Qasr Al Watan Combo Ticket + Bonus eSIM

3. Abu Dhabi: Louvre & Qasr Al Watan Combo Ticket + Bonus eSIM

Prepare for an extraordinary adventure in Abu Dhabi, and discover 2 renowned attractions, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Watan, with this combo ticket. Take in spectacular works of art at the Louvre and step into traditional Arabian craftsmanship in the Qasr Al Watan's Great Hall. Enter the Louvre Museum and let yourself be captivated by the mesmerizing 'rain of light' that bathes the walls from the building's silver floating dome. Marvel at masterpieces crafted by renowned artists like Monet, da Vinci, Bellini, and many others. Visit the Children's Museum, offering a delightful experience for the whole family. Explore the special exhibition and admire the curated displays organized by season and theme, showcasing commonalities among cultures and civilizations worldwide. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Qasr Al Watan, where architectural grandeur and rich heritage await. Explore the opulent halls, magnificent gardens, and exquisite rooms of this remarkable palace. Gain insights into the nation's history, culture, and governance in the House of Knowledge.

Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day-Trip Grand Mosque, Royal Palace & Lunch

4. Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day-Trip Grand Mosque, Royal Palace & Lunch

Enjoy a day trip to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. Marvel at the grandeur of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, pass by the stunning Abu Dhabi Corniche and catch glimpses of iconic landmarks such as the Emirates Palace. Your first stop is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Be welcomed by its stunning white marble façade and impressive architecture. Your guide will lead you through the mosque, explaining the various features and providing historical context. After your mosque visit, it's time for a delightful lunch at the Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy a visit to the Etihad Towers where the most thrilling stunts from the Fast & Furious franchise were filmed. Head to the Observation Deck of Etihad Towers to enjoy the panoramic views of Abu Dhabi's skyline. Visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan Palace within the Presidential Palace compound. Admire the architectural marvels, historical artifacts, and invaluable treasures that showcase the rich history and culture of the UAE. Finally, relax on the return journey to Dubai.

Abu Dhabi Qasr Al Hosn & Qasr Al Watan Combo with Bonus eSIM

5. Abu Dhabi Qasr Al Hosn & Qasr Al Watan Combo with Bonus eSIM

Embark on an extraordinary journey that captures the essence of Abu Dhabi, a city steeped in history and culture. With this carefully curated pass, you'll have the privilege to explore two iconic attractions, each offering a captivating window into the city's heritage and artistic legacy. Plus, enjoy the convenience of a complimentary 1GB Free SIM inclusion to stay connected throughout your adventure. Qasr Al Hosn: Step back in time as you explore the timeless beauty of Qasr Al Hosn, a living testament to Abu Dhabi's rich history. From its iconic watchtower to its enlightening cultural exhibits, this historic landmark breathes life into the city's origins. Immerse yourself in a captivating narrative through a mesmerizing array of exhibits and displays. Qasr Al Watan: Embark on a journey to Qasr Al Watan, a true architectural marvel that exudes elegance and cultural significance. Be awestruck by opulent halls, intricate details, and lush gardens while gaining profound insights into the nation's governance and cherished traditions. As your remarkable adventure comes to a close, you'll carry cherished memories and moments from your Abu Dhabi experience, all while staying connected with the included 1GB Free SIM. This combo doesn't just provide access; it offers an enriching passage through the very heart of this mesmerizing city, leaving you with a profound connection to its past and present.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Optional Lunch

6. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi on this day trip from Dubai. Admire the architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Emirates Palace. Immerse yourself in local culture at the Heritage Village. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubai. Stop at one of the largest mosques in the world, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Marvel its intricate Islamic carvings and exquisite white marble work on a guided tour. Continue on to Yas Island and stop at the Yas Mall, where you have the option to sit down for a delicious lunch. Drive through the Saadiyat Island project to see the newly completed Louvre museum and the Guggenheim museum, which is still being built. View local markets and drive past gleaming white mosques, the Emirates Palace, and elegant high-rise apartments. Stop at the Heritage Village, which depicts the traditional daily lives of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. Your trip ends with drop-off at Emirates Mall, Dubai Mall, Burjuman-Bur Dubai, or City Centre Deira, depending on your preference.

Dubai: Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Founder's Memorial

7. Dubai: Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Founder's Memorial

Embark on a fascinating cultural tour of Abu Dhabi departing from your accommodation in Dubai. Explore the highlights of the city in a day, including the Sheikh Zayed Founder's Memorial, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi Corniche, the Etihad Towers, and the gorgeous Qasr Al Watan Palace. Admire the magnificent architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, your first destination, which spans 30 acres. Marvel at the mosque's remarkable attractions, including the world's largest hand-woven carpet and Swarovski Crystal Chandeliers. Take in the scenic views of the Persian Gulf and the skylines as you drive along Abu Dhabi Corniche. Enjoy a visit to the Etihad Towers and feel the excitement as you enjoy the bird’s eye view of the city from the observation deck. Thereafter, take a lunch break at your own expense. Explore the Founder's Memorial, a tribute to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to discover his legacy, life, and principles. Watch his rare videos, stories, articles, etc., and interviews of the people who were close to him. You may also get a chance to listen to his own words in special video segments played there. Stop by the Qasr Al Watan palace to get insights into Arab heritage and the UAE’s governing principles. Explore the palace’s fascinating exhibits and marvel at its overall exquisite architecture. Hold all the day's memories tight as you are driven back to your accommodation.

Culture & Heritage Pass (Choose 2 or 3 Attractions)

8. Culture & Heritage Pass (Choose 2 or 3 Attractions)

Abu Dhabi Culture & Heritage Pass: Embark on an extraordinary voyage that encapsulates the soul of Abu Dhabi. This curated pass grants access to three renowned attractions, each an immersive gateway to the city's history, art, and heritage. Louvre Museum: Step into a world where innovation and artistry collide beneath the enchanting 'Rain of Light.' Admire a diverse collection of masterpieces by iconic artists such as Monet, da Vinci, and Bellini. For families, the Children's Museum promises enchanting engagement for all ages. Qasr Al Hosn: Traverse time at Qasr Al Hosn, the living legacy of Abu Dhabi's past. From its iconic watchtower to its cultural exhibitions, this historic landmark brings the city's roots to life. Immerse yourself in exhibits and displays that unfold the Emirate's captivating narrative. Qasr Al Watan: Journey to Qasr Al Watan, an architectural marvel that embodies elegance and culture. Marvel at opulent halls, intricate details, and lush gardens while gaining profound insights into the nation's governance and traditions. The National Aquarium: Immerse yourself in the captivating world of The National Aquarium, where ten themed zones showcase rare and fascinating marine species. Interact with rays, whale sharks, and over 46,000 creatures from 300 different species. Whether you're with family or friends, this aquarium adventure promises unforgettable moments. As your adventure concludes, carry with you the treasured memories and moments of your Abu Dhabi experience. The Abu Dhabi Culture & Heritage Pass offers not just access, but an enriching passage through the heart of this captivating city.

From Abu Dhabi: City Sightseeing and Sheikh Zayed Mosque

9. From Abu Dhabi: City Sightseeing and Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Explore Abu Dhabi's well-known tourist destinations on a guided tour with pickup from your hotel. Gain insights into the history and culture of the city as you visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Corniche, Etihad Towers, and more. First, head to Ferrari World for a photo stop and capture some breathtaking images against the backdrop of this famous theme park. Step into the serene atmosphere of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in Abu Dhabi. Admire its magnificent architecture, which embodies Islamic ideals. Admire the largest hand-knotted carpet, the Swarovski crystal chandeliers, the reflective pool, and the beautiful mosaic patterns. Take a ride across the Corniche and take in the magnificent views. Take some pictures with the Emirates Palace and the Etihad Towers, two of the most opulent wonders of the UAE. Learn about the Founders Memorial, a special cultural location that pays tribute to the United Arab Emirates' founding father and his life, legacy, and beliefs. Explore the narratives, artwork, and multimedia experiences to find out how he influenced the UAE and its inhabitants.

Abu Dhabi: Afternoon City Tour With Qasr Al Watan & Mosque

10. Abu Dhabi: Afternoon City Tour With Qasr Al Watan & Mosque

Grab you lunch and then hop on to this afternoon tour. You will not miss the chance to enter Qasr Al Watan and capture stunning photos. Qasr Al Watan is a working Presidential Palace and a majestic cultural landmark. After spending about an hour and a half, head to the next most popular venue, Sheikh Zayed Mosque. A trip to Abu Dhabi would not be complete without a visit to this Grand Mosque. While you praise the beauty and take stunning photos of the sunset gain a deeper understanding of the emirate’s cultural beliefs in a space that encourages open dialogue.

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based on 128 reviews

The trip was well organised, punctual and very informative. The tour guide was funny and entertaining and we enjoyed it thoroughly. The places visited were beautiful. Overall we had a wonderful day and would definitely use your services again. Thanks

Awesome full Day tour to Abu Dhabi. Excellent service from Oceanair Travels. Our guide Ziad was very nice and knowledgeable. He also helped with the pictures. Pick-up and drop off went smoothly. I highly recommend this tour.

The tour provider Jahan* was excellent! I really appreciated his communication. He sent me ETA through WhatsApp and was very active and helpful throughout the entire trip. Thank you Jahan for your service!

Great Guide! One of the few places we booked a group tour with great food. The guide gave us amazing price advice so we wouls not get scammed. Highly recommended!

Amazing sites, lot of information from our guide Abdul, had great time.