Guided tour

From Abu Dhabi: Mosque, Qasr Al Watan & Etihad Towers

4.9 / 5

79 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From Abu Dhabi: Mosque, Qasr Al Watan & Etihad Towers

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 88.70 per person

Discover top landmarks in Abu Dhabi on this tour the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Qasr Al Watan, and the Etihad Towers. Dive into the city's spirituality, culture, and luxury. on this guided tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Abu Dhabi city hotels, apartments, and the cruise terminal in Port Zayed. Pickup from Abu Dhabi Airport available from Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi.
Private or small groups available


  • Wonder at the grand opulence of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Acquaint yourself with the Arabic heritage and culture at Qasr Al Watan Palace
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the city from the observation deck of Etihad Towers
Full description

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 a world-famous example of Islamic architecture. Female visitors can use traditional Abaya for this experience. See the fabulous craftsmanship 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 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 the Abu Dhabi city from the observation deck of the Etihad Towers.

Finally, visit Qasr Al Watan which is 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.

  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Abaya for ladies during the mosque visit (to be returned after use)
  • Cold mineral water
  • Any extra services or expenses (excluding the above)
  • Guidance inside the Qasr Al Watan Palace (entrance only)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present their passport, proof of full vaccination, and a negative Covid-19 PCR taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You must follow a strict dress code while entering the mosque and palace; no shorts or sleeveless tops; knees, shoulders, and tattoos must be covered for both women and men
  • You will get an Abaya (a long black dress with a headscarf), which must be returned; there won’t be any clothing provided for men
  • The mosque will remain open from 5 PM to 7 PM on Fridays
  • The mosque is closed to tourists during Islamic festivals and also on specific dates which are announced by the authorities a few days prior to the occasion
  • During presidential events, Qasr Al Watan might shut down to the public without any prior announcement
  • Guided tours are not allowed within the palace
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Vaccinated guests must present their vaccination card along with a negative PCR test result, taken no more than 14 days before the activity
  • Non-vaccinated guests must present a negative PCR test result, taken no more than 48 hours before the activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 79 reviews

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Short excursion during a 20h stay in Abu Dhabi. Hotel pickup/drop off directly at the airport. Everything went like clockwork. The guide gave all the important information and photo tips in a very professional manner and also took pictures of the participants with their cell phones if necessary. Perfect if the connecting flight is postponed and you have to get around several hours.

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June 12, 2022

Communication via the app worked excellently in advance. Punctual pick-up, small group, a highly trained guide with excellent language skills, who presents the highlights of the tour with a lot of enthusiasm and passion, responds to the wishes of the participants and has the best tips for photos ready! Just a brilliant trip!

June 2, 2022

The agency OceanAir Travels already offered a great service via WhatsApp in advance and questions were answered within minutes. Punctual hotel pickup and we were taken to the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi where Austrian tour guide ROBERT was waiting. He organized everything perfectly and showed us the most beautiful photo spots and took SUPER photos with our cell phones that we would never have been able to do on our own. After that, the tour went as described in the offer. ROBERT had organized everything well and we were able to enter all the sights quickly, whereby it was noticeable that ROBERT was well known to the respective staff and was welcomed everywhere. He should make this nice and longer !!! We also got a lot of information about the country and its people. All in all, if you are ever in Abu Dhabi, you should definitely do this tour - and if possible with Ropert !!!!!

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May 28, 2022

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