1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Abu Dhabi
  3. Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

Product ID: 74765
Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi on a 5-hour guided tour, traveling in a sharing car through the capital of the Emirates. Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Heritage Village, the dates market, the fishing harbor, Yas Island and much more.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
German, English

Pickup included

Any hotel or shopping mall in Abu Dhabi, or Abu Dhabi cruise Terminal.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Mosque and admire the unique architecture
  • Drive past the ultramodern skyscrapers and luxury hotels along the Corniche
  • Learn about traditional Arab life at the open-air Heritage Village
  • Browse a local market filled with stacks of fresh dates and sweets
  • Drive along the man-made islands of Saadiyat Island and Yas Island
Full description
Explore the fast-changing landscape of Abu Dhabi on a half-day city sightseeing tour with a guide in your chosen language. You’ll visit traditional and contemporary landmarks such as the Grand Mosque and the attractions along the Corniche.

Following a pick-up at your hotel in Abu Dhabi (please note pick-up from Dubai is not possible), you’ll drive to the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, considered the key site for worship in the United Arab Emirates. Marvel at the main features inside and out, such as the inner courtyard and minaret, design motifs of Naskhi, Thuluth and Kufic calligraphy and slender columns reflected in the water.

Then the drive takes you back towards the Persian Gulf, as you admire the modern-day developments along the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Admire some of the world’s most ultra-modern, breathtaking skyscrapers and luxury hotels such as Emirates Palace, facing the pristine beach.

Visit the traditional vegetable, dates and fish markets of Port Zayed, to the northeast of the city. Due to its strategic position in the heart of the city, Port Zayed has been instrumental in bolstering Abu Dhabi’s international trade, and plays a pivotal role in Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, the government’s drive to achieve economic diversification.

The tour ends with the opportunity to explore Heritage Village for an insight into the traditional side of Abu Dhabi. This reconstructed desert village features handicraft stalls and open workshops.
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Sheikh Zayd Grand mosque visit
  • Heritage Village visit
  • Mineral water
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Pickup and drop-off is available from Abu Dhabi only.
• It is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festivals or National Holidays.
• Infants may join the tour free of charge if they will not need a seat.
• Women must wear long, loose clothing and cover their arms, legs and heads at all times.
• The local partner can provide an Abaya (long black dress) with a scarf for women, if needed. This must be returned at the end of the tour.
• Men must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees.
• Tattoos must be covered.
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From US$ 48 US$ 38.40 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 533 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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It was ok. It allowed us to visit some of the principal places of Abu Dhabi, but it took to long to visit the Mosque that we have few time in the other places we visited. The was nice but the English was not perfect and we spoke fasten to give a maximum information what was not good for us that are not native in English and sometimes dificult to understand. By the end we were tired of listen him. The bus was ok and included a lot of water.

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December 30, 2019

John was superb, very knowledgeable friendly and good communicator. But Tour could have stopped at Ferrari World, outside the Louvre Founders Memorial or Sports Stadium. Other than Mosque, photo stop for palace, date shop or Heritage Museum, the rest was a speed thru. We took the tour up Capital Andaz for a photo...& still the whole tour lasted just 4 hours...NOT 5 as quoted.. Could’ve made more of the photo stops available on the route

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December 24, 2019

The tour was very well planned, punctual collection, happy, competent guide who could give lots of tips. Visiting the mosque without prior instruction is a challenge because the staff there declares opaque blouses as see-through, long trousers as too short, etc. The forward-looking tour guide was able to help immediately.

December 15, 2019

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Desert Rose Tourism

Product ID: 74765