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From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour with Qasr Al Watan & Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  • Transfers included

Spend a day in the UAE's scenic capital–Abu Dhabi, with transfers from Dubai. Visit the 2 key landmarks - the Qasr Al Watan and the Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

Highlights

  • Go for an afternoon tour of Abu Dhabi from Dubai with the convenience of hotel transfers and an English guide who'll acquaint you with UAE's past, present, and future.

  • Be mesmerized by Ottoman and Fatimid Islamic art at Sheikh Zayed Mosque as you wander beneath the archways decked with Macedonian marble and inlaid with mother-of-pearl stones.

  • Marvel at the giant chandelier in the prayer hall adorned with Swarovski crystals and resembling an upside-down date palm tree and one of the world's largest chandeliers.

  • Set your foot at the Presidential Palace of UAE – Qasr Al Watan and explore the labyrinthine white domes, the spectacular Great Hall ornate with earthy tones and gold.

  • Did you know? The House of Knowledge at Qasr Al Watan showcases rare artifacts like The Birmingham Qur'an, The Atlas Manuscript on Astronomy, and Explanation of Lamiat Al-Zukak on law.

Inclusions

  • Full-day tour of Abu Dhabi

  • Entry to Sheikh Zayed Mosque

  • Entry to Qasr Al Watan

  • English-speaking guide

  • Round-trip shared transfers from Dubai

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Ratings & Reviews

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889 Ratings
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NASIM AHMAD

Nasim

5/5

Apr, 2024

I loved this tour we enjoy so much Spacialy the Driver Manjinder Singh was so nice with us. He nicely Picked up from the Hotal at Right time witch was Told for Treval Agent. That guy explains to us Each and Every Point. Manjinder Sing was so knowledgeable about the All Places. He have a great Driving Skills. We Loved this trip.
Monika Kocur

Monika

5/5

Mar, 2024

The guide was amazing. He was very kind and told lots of interesting facts. Both visited places was wonderful. It was great day after this trip someday we will back to Abu Dhabi 😍
Ana Vateva

Ana

5/5

Mar, 2024

Very well orginized trip. I had direct communication with the organizer through What's up. The pick-up and drop off from the hotel is very convinient. Our guide Fazal was very helpful, told us lots of details about Abu Dhabi and gave us enough time for sightseeing at each stop point. At the end he was so kind to drop us at a different place, which was a great gesture from his side. Thanks Fazal for the nice trip.
JOSEPH SELIM MAARY

Joseph

4/5

Mar, 2024

Ticketing experience is fairly straight forward. The tour guide was perfectly prepared for the trip gave us right directives to navigate the sites. Kudos to him, unfortunately i forgot his name bs his first name has the letter F in it ☺️😂
Kushnal Kumar

Kushnal

5/5

Feb, 2024

The experience was truly amazing! The tour guide Fazal was extremely passionate about his job and made sure we saw the beauty at all the stops in the trip as well as kept us entertained during the drive by telling us about the history of Abu Dhabi/ UAE. Would highly recommend!

Qasr Al Watan: The radiant heart of UAE's governance

Qasr al Watan, also known as the Palace of the Nation, is a majestic cultural landmark of UAE. You will be welcomed into the spectacular Great Hall as soon as you pass through the palace’s imposing archways. The interiors boast opulent halls and chambers featuring ornate carvings, domes, and grand chandeliers.

The Great Hall is often utilized for significant official events, ceremonies, and diplomatic gatherings. Don't forget to visit the Spirit of Collaboration room where you'll come across diplomatic gifts that were exchanged with the UAE as a sign of good ties with other countries. Vases, daggers, swords, and even a piece of cloth that covers the Holy Kaaba—gifts from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates—are among the artefacts you may find here. The Qasr al Watan Library is another noteworthy feature, where guests can peruse rare manuscripts, historical documents, and artifacts, gaining insights into the nation's journey from its Bedouin roots to its present-day prominence.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque: The melting pot of tradition & modernity

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque is an equally impressive work of architecture that fuses the traditional Arabic & Islamic culture with a more contemporary architectural style. Inside the mosque, you will find grandiose halls, gold calligraphy, and majestic carpets. Boasting a seating capacity of more than 40,000, the mosque lures visitors from across the globe. Revered as the "White Pearl of the Gulf," it stands as a breathtaking marvel of marble and gold, surrounded by meticulously manicured lawns and shimmering pools The hollows of its onion-top domes meticulously engraved with verses from the Quran is sure to leave you in complete awe.

Itinerary

  • 11pm-12pm: Pick-up from Dubai

  • 1:30pm: Entry to Sheikh Zayed Mosque

  • Entry to Qasr Al Watan

  • Sights covered:

    • Heritage Village visit

    • Marjan Gallery visit

    • Corniche drive-through

    • Emirates Palace photo stop

    • Etihad Towers photo stop

    • Ferrari World/ Yas Island photo stop

  • 7pm-8pm: Return from Abu Dhabi

Accessibility

  • Facilities: Lockers, Wheelchair & Stroller Accessibility, Baby Changing, and Feeding Room.

What to bring

  • It is recommended to wear sunglasses during your visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

  • For women, it is recommended to wear a traditional robe (abaya) and a headscarf (shayla). If you do not have your own, these garments will be provided to you.

  • When you visit the mosque you should completely cover your arms, legs, and hair.

  • For men, it is recommended to wear long trousers and long sleeves.

What’s not allowed

  • Overt display of affection is not allowed inside Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

  • Note: No transparent clothing, half sleeves, skirts, beach wear, jeans, or tight clothing is allowed inside the mosque.

  • Smoking is prohibited inside the vehicle.

  • Photographing local women is not allowed.

  • Consumption of food and drink is not permitted in the great hall or exhibition rooms of Qasr Al Watan. You can only consume in restaurant areas of the palace and in the gardens.

  • Pets or animals are not allowed in the Palace or the Palace grounds of Qasr Al Watan.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

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