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  • From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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

    Explore the rich past, vibrant present, and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on a tour of the largest emirate in the UAE. After pickup from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Persian Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi while listening to stories about one of the world’s richest cities.

    Visit the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the most popular landmarks of Abu Dhabi. 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 Persian Gulf. Admire the harbor's clean water as you continue to the opulent Emirates Palace, the official hotel of Abu Dhabi’s ruling government.

    The next stop will be at the Marina Mall, where you can take a lunch break (at your own expense) and dine at the mall's restaurants or enjoy the...

    Tour was out of this world, value for money and tour guide was very informative and full of stories, fact and info. Highly recommend booking with these guys as I can thank them enough for making our trip one to remember. Thank You!

  • Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai

    2. Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai

    Depart Dubai and journey to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi by modern air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort on the 90-minute drive with your professional guide. On arrival, marvel at the 8th largest mosque in the world. Spread over 30 acres, the magnificent structure took more than a decade to build and now stands as a showcase for the United Arab Emirate’s Islamic cultural heritage. Roam around the site that can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers at any one time. Marvel at priceless features, such as the huge Swarovski crystal chandeliers, floral mosaics, and artifacts of gold, silver, and marble.

    Be amazed by the gigantic carpet in the main prayer hall. Measuring 60,570 square feet and weighing 35 tons, the carpet was made in Iran and is the result of the toil of thousands of carpet weavers over 2 years. Take stunning memorable photos of the comple...

    Riz was the most amazing tour guide!!! We had a magical time!!!! I most definitely recommend!!!!

  • 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. Your tour begins 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. Afterwards 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 dan...

    Amazing experience!! Had the best guide Mounir very welcoming, knowledgeable and made the experience perfect

  • Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

    4. Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

    Explore the fast-changing landscape of Abu Dhabi on a half-day city sightseeing tour with a guide in your chosen language. You’ll visit traditional and contemporary landmarks such as the Grand Mosque and the attractions along the Corniche. Following a pick-up at your hotel in Abu Dhabi (please note pick-up from Dubai is not possible), you’ll drive to the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, considered the key site for worship in the United Arab Emirates. Marvel at the main features inside and out, such as the inner courtyard and minaret, design motifs of Naskhi, Thuluth and Kufic calligraphy and slender columns reflected in the water. Then the drive takes you back towards the Persian Gulf, as you admire the modern-day developments along the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Admire some of the world’s most ultra-modern, breathtaking skyscrapers and luxury hotels such as Emirates Palace, facing t...

    The guide , Abu- wonderful guy - offered lots of information. In an amusing and relaxed way. Wonderful experience and wonderful people in Abu Dhabi.

  • From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

    5. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

    Enjoy a two-in-one day trip to two UAE essentials. Marvel at architectural and artistic wonders new and old on this inclusive excursion from Dubai.

    After pickup, sit back and enjoy the journey to the Mosque. On arrival, admire its shining exterior surface of white Greek and Macedonian tiles. Step inside and see the world’s largest hand-woven carpet, large crystal chandeliers, and glass panels studded with thousands of Swarovski crystals. Next, visit the Louvre Museum on Saadiyat Island. The largest museum in the Gulf region, enjoy displays of both classic and modern works of cultural and sociological significance from all over the world.

    Admire pieces from French museums such as the Louvre, Pompidou Center, and Musee d’Orsay. Linger at the Children’s Museum, relax for a bite to eat in the cafe, or browse in the boutique. After the tour, enjoy the drive back to yo...

    Loved the mosque and museum but there was plenty of time would’ve like 30-90 minutes to explore Abu Dhabi.

  • From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

    6. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

    Experience a day of breathtaking buildings and views with visits to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Qasr Al Watan palace, and Emirates Palace. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Dubai. Relax during the scenic 90-minute journey from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.

    Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE. Enter the mosque and be spellbound by its breathtaking interior – a symphony of marble, gold, crystals, and ceramics. Stop for lunch at the Marina Mall. Enjoy a delicious meal at your own expense at one of the mall’s restaurants or food courts. Afterward, head to the city’s luxurious hotel, Emirates Palace. Blending Arabic elements with modern technologies, this hotel offers the finest hospitality with an authentic local feel. Explore the Qasr Al Watan, or the “Palace of the Nation.” This splendid palace offers ...

    Our guide RIZ and the driver were excellent. Lots of information professional and made it lots of fun.

  • From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Emirates Palace

    7. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Emirates Palace

    Following a pick-up from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi, listening to the fascinating stories about one of the richest cities in the world along the way. Your first stop is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque - an incredible mosque exemplifying the beauty of Islamic architectural brilliance. Spend about 1.5 hours in the mosque with your live guide.   Afterward, stop at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and take a stroll with scenic views of the Arabian Gulf. You will also see the Emirates Palace. Take snaps for your photo collection with these wonderful structures as the backdrop. Your next stop will be at the Marina Mall, where you can have your lunch from Carrefour or Food court ( closed during Ramadan) or The full Corniche view restaurant (at your own expense. Afterward, visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan Palace housed in the Presidential Palace compound of UAE. Notice the a...

    We loved this trip our guide was so knowledgable he gave us information about every single place. Our ride to abu dhabi was relax and comfortable. Roz our tour guide was excellent.

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

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

    Get picked up by the representative 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, a world-famous example of Islamic architecture. See the fabulous craftsmanship of the mosque which can accommodate around 40,000 worshippers inside its walls. Here you can also notice the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet, 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs. After that, head 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 the Abu Dhabi city from the observation deck of the Etihad Towers. Finally, visi...

    I enjoyed being picked up from and returned to my hotel. The drivers were very polite and the tour guide Haseeb was interesting, fun, accommodating and professional. The tour exceeded my expectations. Thanks. Mr. B

  • Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

    9. Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

    This tour will allow you to visit a selection of carefully-chosen highlights of the UAE’s lovely capital. From its remarkable modern buildings to glimpses into the past, this tour features some of the most stunning architecture to be found anywhere. You will be able to sample Abu Dhabi’s unique blend of culture and fine traditional arts and crafts in the oriental markets and Handicrafts Center. Enter a world where Islamic designs and elements feature on modern architecture, blending the new with ancient traditions of the East and the West, in this city where the glorious greens of its gardens vie with the blues of the sea and sky.

    Tour guide very good and gave us lots of information. However we thought the visit to the date market was unnecessary and a waste of time.

  • From Abu Dhabi Port: Grand Mosque and Louvre Museum Tour

    10. From Abu Dhabi Port: Grand Mosque and Louvre Museum Tour

    After pickup from the port in Abu Dhabi port, head to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Enter the courtyard and see the stunning exterior, then step inside the mosque to see the world’s largest hand-woven carpet, crystal chandeliers, and glass panels studded with thousands of Swarovski crystals. Continue to the Louvre Museum, the largest museum in the Gulf, located on Saadiyat Island. Explore the immense collection of both classic and modern artworks in the various exhibitions. See the sunlight shine through the museum’s iconic dome, visit the Children’s Museum, or relax in the restaurant or cafe. After the tour, you’ll be dropped back at the port.

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What people are saying about Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 4,113 reviews

Totally recommend! We had a great guide named Riz, he was the best driver and history teller! A lot of information about the masque, but he was telling it the way you want to listen, not boring at all!!!

We loved this trip our guide was so knowledgable he gave us information about every single place. Our ride to abu dhabi was relax and comfortable. Roz our tour guide was excellent.

had an Excellent Time My Tour Guide was Wonderful and Very Knowledgeable About DUBAI & ABU DABI U.A.E Definitely would Recommend this Tour

This tour was so the best! Our guide Kashan certainly made our experience memorable. So much to learn and see, 10/10!

Our guide RIZ and the driver were excellent. Lots of information professional and made it lots of fun.