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From Abu Dhabi Port: Abu Dhabi Half–Day City Tour

4.9 / 5

14 reviews

From Abu Dhabi Port: Abu Dhabi Half–Day City Tour

From US$ 86.36 per person

Discover the culture, history, and architecture of Abu Dhabi on a half-day sightseeing tour. Witness incredible carpets, marble ornaments, and decorative interiors at the Grand Mosque. Visit Qasr Al Watan Palace and Etihad Towers Observation Deck.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 - 5.5 hours
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Private or small groups available


  • Marvel at the stunning interiors of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Take a walk along the wonderful City Corniche and admire the views
  • Stop for photos at Emirates Palace and visit the Etihad Towers Observation Deck
  • Trace out Arabian heritage and artistry at Qasr Al Watan Palace
Full description
Get picked up by your guide in an air-conditioned vehicle from Abu Dhabi Port. First, head over to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to admire its white marble structure consisting of 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs. Here you can also see the world's largest hand-knotted carpet which is kept in the main prayer hall. Next, stroll along the pleasant waterfront of the City Corniche before stopping to take photos of the Emirates Palace. Continue to another of Abu Dhabi's landmarks, the Etihad Towers, as seen in “The Fast and the Furious 7” film. Head up to the Observation Deck on the 74th floor and soak up spectacular panoramic views of the city. Afterward, visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan Palace housed in the presidential palace compound of UAE. Notice the architectural features and admire the palace's historical artifacts and treasures. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back at Abu Dhabi Port with plenty of time for your onward departure.
  • Pickup and drop-off at Abu Dhabi port
  • 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 women (to be returned)
  • Guided tour inside Qasr Al Watan Palace
  • Emirates Palace inside visit
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (not mandatory)
  • Clothing for men
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

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Meeting point

Abu Dhabi port - arrivals hall meeting area inside the cruise terminal.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is only open on Fridays between 5 PM- 7 PM and will be closed on some specific dates; the announcement of these days will be notified a few days before and it is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during certain Islamic festivals
  • To enter the mosque, women must wear long loose clothing, and ensure their arms, legs, and heads are fully covered; the local partner can provide a local Abaya with a scarf (long black dress attire), which must be returned back
  • To enter the mosque, men must not show above their knees and should cover their shoulders; no clothes are provided for me
  • If the dress code is not met, entrance will be refused
  • This tour operates with a worry-free policy which guarantees your return to the cruise terminal in time for your onward departure
  • The tour duration includes pickup and drop-off time
  • If Qasr Al Watan is closed for presidential events, the visit will be replaced by Qasr Al Hosn or Heritage Village
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

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A very comprehensive and enjoyable tour with easy pickup from the cruise terminal. Our guide Imran was awesome and very considerate to us, and especially to the kids. He gave us a lot of information about the city and its history, the visits to the different sites are well organized with skip-the-line tickets sufficient time in each place to explore and take pictures without rushing. As a bonus, an additional stop at a fruit market was greatly appreciated. We highly recommend this tour and this agency.

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February 23, 2020

We were picked up at the port on time. Contrary to the booking, we would be lucky to have a German speaking guide with Hakim. The tour was very nice and interesting. Hakim had told us a lot about Abu Dhabi and the history of the Emirates. All in all a very nice day.

February 16, 2020

The guide was a 12 out of 10. Very happy to go back

February 12, 2020

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