Day trip

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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Explore Abu Dhabi's towering skyscrapers, entertainment centers, mosques, and palaces on this full-day trip by van from Dubai. Admire views of the city from the Observation Deck of Etihad Towers.

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
German, Spanish, Italian, French, English, Chinese
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Dubai city hotels and apartments. Pickup will be conducted 45 minutes before your selected time, depending on location. Be sure to be ready in the lobby of your hotel 45 minutes before the tour starting time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Wonder at the grand opulence of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Trace out Arabian heritage and artistry at Qasr Al Watan Palace
  • Take a relaxing walk along the Abu Dhabi Corniche
  • Visit the capital’s top attractions such as Etihad Towers Observation Deck
  • Stroll around the center and admire the exceptional architecture
Full description

Enjoy a day trip by van to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. Stop at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, take a stroll at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and see sights like the Emirates Palace.

Following a pickup 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 time in the mosque with your guide.   Next, enjoy a visit to another of Abu Dhabi's landmarks, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the ‘Furious 7’ movie will remember the imposing tower.

Afterward, stop at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and take a stroll with scenic views of the Arabian Gulf. See the Emirates Palace from afar and take snaps for your photo collection with these wonderful structures as the backdrop.

Make a stop for lunch at the Marina Mall, the Carrefour, the food court, or a restaurant with a view of the Corniche.

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, relax on the return journey to Dubai.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at accommodation in Dubai
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional, licensed tour guide
  • Visit the Observation Deck of Etihad Tower
  • Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Ticket to the Palace, Garden, and other public spaces within Qasr Al Watan premises
  • Abaya and scarf (long black attire) for ladies
  • Cold mineral water
  • Guided tour inside the palace
  • Lunch (at own expense)
  • Clothes for men
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (not mandatory)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The duration of the tour includes all pickups and drop-offs
  • The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is not open for visits during any Islamic festivals
  • Do not book a tour on a Friday if you have a flight that day, as drop-off times may vary due to traffic
  • Women must wear long, loose clothing and ensure that their arms, legs, and heads are covered at all times
  • An abaya with a scarf (long black attire) may be borrowed from the tour operator
  • Men must not reveal any skin above the knees and their shoulders must be covered, failure to do so may result in refused entry
  • No clothing will be provided to men
  • Restaurants will not be open during the month of Ramadan. During this time you are recommended to bring food with you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 796 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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A wonderful experience… this day tour to Abu Dhabi. Without passport control and PCR test...which was not possible until recently. Very good information in advance of the trip and perfect organization of the trip. We were picked up at the hotel at the agreed time and dropped off there again in the evening. We had enough time to see and experience the greatest sights in AD. The journey itself in the modern and comfortable mini coach was also very interesting.

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November 17, 2022

Our tour guide Robert from Austria gave us a great day thanks to his in-depth knowledge and organized excursion. Abu Dhabi is definitely a must when visiting the UAE. Robert served as a hobby photographer at all times, gave insider tips and shared so many backround stories about the UAE. We absolutely loved it and it was worth the price. The return journey of 1.5 hours wasn't boring either, as Robert entertained us the whole time. Everyone found the information about the license plates exciting :-) In addition, a Dr. came to our room to do a PCR test, which we needed for the trip. This cost 75 AED (approx. 20€). We had the result immediately after 10 hours! An all around great service and a memory that can never be taken away from us. The photos are absolutely amazing! Convince yourself and book this excursion.

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October 30, 2022

They made contact with us the day before, explaining everything and offering to do the quick test for Covid (75 would say each) even though we had complete immunization. The Jarran guide (at least that's how he pronounces it) was perfect. The tours are wonderful and extremely organized. It was so worth it ❤️

October 22, 2022

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