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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 Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

    3. 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

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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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.

  • From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Small-Group Day-Tour with Lunch

    8. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Small-Group Day-Tour with Lunch

    Discover the historic monuments and modern developments of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirate and one of the most forward-looking cities in the Arabian Gulf, on a full-day tour from Dubai. Following a pickup from your hotel or accommodation, transfer to Abu Dhabi, a drive of approximately 1-hour. Stop to admire the golden minarets of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE, located at the entrance to the capital. Continue to the leaning Capital Gate Hyatt Hotel. Next, discover one of the landmarks of the city at the stunning Emirates Palace Hotel, boasting 1.3 kilometers of private beach and 85 hectares of gardens. Next, experience the more traditional side of the city at Heritage Village, where the museum details the customs of the Arabs before the discovery of oil. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the city’s luxurious 4 star hotels. After lunch, marvel a...

    This is a great tour. I really enjoyed the opportunity to see the mosque and the lunch was fantastic! The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

  • Abu Dhabi City Tour with Louvre Museum

    9. Abu Dhabi City Tour with Louvre Museum

    Escape Dubai and travel to Abu Dhabi on this comprehensive full-day tour. Learn about the rich history of the capital city as you travel along the Gulf Coast and visit the amazing Sheikh Zayed Mosque. You’ll be picked up from your hotel for the drive to Abu Dhabi. Along the way, you will pass by Jebel Ali Port, the largest man-made port in the world.  In Abu Dhabi, your first stop will be at the iconic Yas Island, which features the stunning Yas Links Golf Course, Yas Viceroy Hotel, and the Yas Marina F1 race track. This island is also home to Ferrari’s iconic theme park. Your tour will stop outside Ferrari World for a photo stop. Soak in the sun as you view the developments of Yas Island from the sea. After the photo stop, continue along the corniche road to the upcoming development of Saadiyat Island. This island aims to become the cultural hub of the capital city with various art an...

    Joshua, our tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable and helpful. My only critique is that I wish there had been a few more photo opportunities but otherwise it was a good tour.

  • Abu Dhabi: City Tour with Grand Mosque & Royal Palace Visit

    10. Abu Dhabi: City Tour with Grand Mosque & Royal Palace Visit

    Start your day of adventure with a pick-up service at your hotel or selected location in Abu Dhabi. Here, your friendly driver/guide will be waiting to meet you before taking you to explore the capital city’s iconic attractions. This sightseeing tour begins at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world.  Stroll along the City Corniche, a pleasant waterfront, before stopping to take photos of the Emirates Palace and visit the Etihad Towers, which were used in the Fast and Furious 7 film. 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. Finally, you will be taken back to your hotel or selected location.

    Great tour, very nice tour guide. Drinks were served at all times. Great value for money

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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!!!

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.

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