1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. Sheikh Zayed Mosque

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Product ID: 60673
Certified
Explore the history of Abu Dhabi on an 8-9-hour tour of the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to see a masterpiece of Islamic architecture, marvel at the opulent Emirates Palace, and admire the Etihad Towers.
About this activity
Duration: 8 - 9 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
German, Spanish, French, Italian, English

Pickup included

Free pickup is available from any hotel or apartment in Dubai, as well as the cruise port (Port Rashid). Pickup from Bab Al Shams Hotel and Al Maha Resort is available only with an additional fee.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date, and language:

Loading...

Experience

Highlights
  • Go inside one of the world’s largest mosques at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Marvel at the opulent Emirates Palace and Etihad Towers
  • Take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche
  • Trace out the Arabian heritage and artistry at Qasr Al Watan Palace
Itinerary
5 - 6 hours
  • Dubai

  • 1.5 hours
  • Abu Dhabi

  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque

  • The Corniche, Abu Dhabi

  • Emirates Palace (photo stop)

  • Etihad Towers (visit)

  • Marina Mall

  • Lunch

    • Optional
  • Qasr Al Watan

  • 1.5 hours
  • Dubai

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
Explore the rich past, vibrant present and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on an 8 to 9-hour tour of the largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates. Following pickup from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi, listening to fascinating stories about one of the richest cities in the world along the way. Visit the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which is one of the popular landmarks of the Abu Dhabi city. Admire the mosque’s white marble structure that consists of 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs. 

Next, take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience scenic views of the Arabian Gulf. Admire the clean water of the harbor as you continue to the opulent Emirates Palace, the official palace of Abu Dhabi’s ruling government. Then enjoy a visit to another of Abu Dhabi's landmarks, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the ‘Furious 7’ movie will remember the imposing tower.

The next stop will be at the Marina mall, where you can take a lunch break (at your own expenses) and dine at the mall's restaurants or enjoy the food court options. Afterward, visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan Palace housed in the presidential palace compound of UAE. Notice the architectural features, historical artifacts and other historical treasures of the palace. Then enjoy the drive back to Dubai, where you will be dropped off.

Please note: Qasr Al Watan may be closed without notice during presidential events, as it is a national palace. In such cases, this visit will be replaced with Qasr Al Hosn or Heritage Village (whichever is available on that day).
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at accommodation in Dubai
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed tour guide in your selected language
  • Visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Entrance ticket to the Palace, Garden, and other public spaces within the premises of Qasr Al Watan
  • Entrance ticket to Etihad Towers observation deck
  • Cold mineral water
  • Abaya and scarf (long black attire) for ladies (to be returned)
What’s Not Included
  • Guided tour inside the Palace
  • Lunch (at own expense)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (not mandatory)
  • Clothing for men
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Women must wear long, loose clothing and ensure that their arms, legs, and heads are covered at all times. An abaya with scarf (long black attire) may be borrowed from the tour operator.
• Men must not reveal any skin above the knees and their shoulders must be covered. Failure to do so may result in refused entry. Please note that no clothing will be provided to men.
• If Qasr Al Watan is closed for presidential events, the visit will be replaced with Qasr Al Hosn or Heritage Village
• The duration of the tour includes all pickups and drop-offs
• The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is not open for visits during any Islamic festivals
• Do not book a tour on a Friday if you have a flight that day, as drop-off times may vary due to traffic
• The mosque is open until 7:00 PM on Fridays
• Please note that lunch is not included
• Please note that restaurants will not be open during the month of Ramadan, April 23 to May 23, 2020. During this time you are recommended to bring food with you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 7388 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
Sort by

Our Tour Guide Saddam was very knowledgeable about the UAE. He made the difference with his quirky jokes. He knew a lot about Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Qasr Al Watan. Lunch is not included however we went to a lovely buffet restaurant overlooking the Corniche beach. All in all it was a great experience, however it did feel a little rushed at times...

Read more

March 23, 2020

Picked up at our hotel on time, people carrier/car with six seats for passengers. Air conditioned and comfortable. Great commentary and explanations during drive to Abu Dhabi. Fast entry into Mosque, Presidential Palace and Etihad Towers, our guide Bassit was friendly with all the security and people at these places ensuring we had quick access. Explained facts and provided information during the tour of the locations the buildings, culture and sights. Accommodated our request for lunch after providing several options.

Read more

March 15, 2020

Everything was great!!! The guide went into everything, you felt very comfortable. At first it was a bit skeptical because of the language barrier but they can speak super German and everything is understandable. It was very captured on the welfare. I can only recommend it !!! Thanks again to William for the perfect trip. ☺️

March 15, 2020

Organized by

OceanAir Travels

Product ID: 60673