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

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

From $88.70 per person

Take a memorable journey through the capital city of UAE with this full day tour. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Sheikh Zayed Mosque, marvel at the Al Watan Palace and see the splendid Etihad Towers.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup is available from any hotel or apartment in Dubai, as well as the cruise port (Port Rashid). Pickup from Bab Al Shams hotels and Al Maha resorts is available only with an additional fees. Pickup from Dubai Airport available from Holiday Inn Airport hotel. Pickup will be made within 0-40 minutes of your selected time as per your location.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Relish in the serenity of Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Admire the craftsmanship of the Al Watan Palace and learn about Arab culture and government
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of Abu Dhabi city from the observation deck of Etihad Towers
Full description
Experience a day of breathtaking buildings and views, with visits to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Al Watan Palace, and Etihad Towers. 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. Admire its shimmering white onion domes. Enter the mosque and be spellbound by its breathtaking interior – a symphony of marble, gold, crystals, and ceramics. Stand under the world’s third-largest chandelier made of millions of Swarovski crystals. Admire the world’s largest carpet, which measures over 5000 square-meters and required 1200 carpet knotters to make. 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, visit the Etihad Towers, an entertainment hub consisting of five luxurious skyscrapers. Ride the elevator up to the Observation deck located on the 74th floor. From there, take in a spectacular view of the Abu Dhabi skyline including the Emirates Palace and the Presidential Palace. Explore the Qasr Al Watan, the “Palace of the Nation.” This splendid palace offers insight into Arab heritage and the governing principles that shaped the history of the UAE. Explore the Palace’s fascinating exhibits and marvel at its exquisite craftsmanship. Afterward, return to your accommodations in Dubai.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from Dubai hotels
  • Professional licensed tour guide in your selected language
  • Entrance tickets to Qasr Al Watan, Etihad Towers, and Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Abaya and scarf for ladies, on loan
  • Cold mineral water
  • Lunch
  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above
  • Guided tour within the Al Watan Palace (entrance only)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Women must wear long, loose clothing and fully cover their arms, legs, and head; if required, a long Abaya with a scarf (long black dress attire) will be provided on loan
  • Men must not reveal any flesh above their knees and their shoulders must be covered; no loan clothes are provided for the men
  • Qasr Al Watan has the right to close the entrance without any notice during any Presidential events; and the visit will be replaced with Qasr Al Hosn or Heritage Village, whichever is available on that day
  • It is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festivals
  • Guided tours are not permitted inside the palace, however, your guide will explain the key features of the palace prior to entry
  • The duration of the tour includes the hotel pick up, drop-off, and the travel time between places
  • Please note that restaurants will not be open during the month of Ramadan, April 23 to May 23, 2020. During this time you are recommended to bring food with you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 166 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Noor was such an amazing guide. He explained a lot while travelling the whole day, just perfect. He had much patience with us and is also a great photographer. We loved that we skipped looooong waiting lines in the different spots that we made. Personally I liked Presidential palace more than Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The mosque was simply over filled because we went there on a Friday. Strongly recommend!

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January 25, 2020

In December we did the 'German' day tour to Abu Dhabi. The group size was perfect with around 16 people (+ driver and tour guide). Our German speaking tour guide, Hamdy, was very knowledgeable and gave us interesting information. He knew about the Islamic culture (of course), but also about the German culture, so he could easily explain things to Germans. The trip was well organised (e.g. straight forward, no long queues for us, and for the Mosque visit all women were given Abayas so that no one had any problems entering). Unfortunately there was not enough time in the Qasr Al Watan to see everything. Maybe the overlong stay on the 74th floor of the Etihad Tower could have been a bit shorter in exchange for more time at the Qasr Al Watan, nevertheless overall the trip was excellent.

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January 15, 2020

This is my second review for OceanAir travels and they didn’t disappoint again..... We were picked up at our hotel and transferred into a nice air conditioned van. Our guide Mohammad Iqbal was a joy from the start. He started and gave us some information as we started about safety and security. Also since we were heading to the mosque first, he checked all the woman clothing to make sure it was modest and respectable for the culture. If you don’t have the proper attire, the tour will provide you an abaya for the woman. (It was a nice touch) We saw some really cool buildings along the way, and also got the information behind those buildings. Pulling up to the Grand Mosque, you literally have no words! Pictures really don’t do it any justice. It is absolutely breathtaking! We got there at an early time so we didn’t have to experience such heavy crowds. As we walking through, everything was in perfect time. We got a little background on the mosque, the dome sizes, etc.

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December 23, 2019

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