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Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai

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This special sightseeing tour takes you to the most celebrated attraction of Abu Dhabi, the majestic & beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Explore the mosque's gorgeous architecture and unique artistic splendor on this half-day, guided tour. This tour includes entrance fees and transport by an air-conditioned vehicle.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - On Fridays opens from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm and will be closed some certain dates and announcement of these days mostly few days before only, also it is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festival.
- Mosque dress code : Mosques have very strict dress codes for visitors. Women must wear long, loose clothing and ensure their arms and legs are fully covered. Women are also required to keep their heads covered at all times. If needed, the company will provide you with an abaya: a long, black garment with a head scarf which must be returned back. Men must be covered from just above the knees, and cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will result in refused entry. The company does not provide any kind of clothing for men
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- Qasr Al Watan may be closed without notice during presidential events. In such cases, this visit will be replaced with Heritage Village
- ANNOUNCEMENT: As per the national government of Abu Dhabi Qasr Al Watan (PRESIDENTIAL PALACE) will be closed from 11th October (FRIDAY) until 17th October (THURSDAY)
- There is a shuttle bus service to the entrance from the main gate of the palace. Guided tours are not permitted inside the Palace
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, 5th St, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel/ accommodation and take you to the imposing Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This is one of the most prominent symbols of contemporary Islamic architecture in the world. It took 11 years to complete this immense mosque, which covers over 30 acres of Land. 

The incredible view of the Grand Mosque will be a feast for your eyes as it combines the cultural diversity of Islamic art with modern architecture and design. The exterior surfaces of the Grand Mosque are covered in Sivec marble from Greece and Macedonia and its main dome is one of the largest mosque-domes in the world.

Get to the Mosque to watch its rich traditional designs from floor to ceiling. The mosque offers plenty of attractions, most notable among them are the world’s largest hand-woven carpet (measuring around 60,570 sq ft. this carpet was hand-woven by about 1,200 - 1,300 carpet knitters), the world's largest marble mosaic floral design, the world's third-largest chandelier (that adorns the main prayer hall), and glass panels studded with Swarovski crystals.

The Mosque interiors are richly decorated with verses of the Holy Quran in three varieties of Arabic calligraphy. As you move around the premises you can see the reflective pools that surround the Mosque, which in turn amplify its beauty. Overall you will never get tired exploring this gigantic structural masterpiece. After completing the Mosque visit and a few memorable photo sessions, you will be dropped back at your hotel/ accommodation.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Departure point:

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up from Dubai Central Hotels or Towers. Pick-up from Movenpick Ibn Battuta, Al Maha Resort, Bab Al Shams, Jebel Ali, Sport, Motor, Investment Cities and Silicon Oasis City or any hotels far from Dubai Central is available only with additional cost based on the location or to come near to the central area. Pick-up will be within 45 minutes of your booked time. If there are any changes, you will be notified by WhatsApp, phone call or e-mail. Pick-up from Niaf, Gold Souq and Al Sabkha area is available at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel Deira. Pickup from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport Hotel, to reach here you can use a local taxi (recommended) or hotel shuttle bus (both are chargeable). The duration of the tour includes the pick-up and drop off times.

Departure time:


5 to 6 hours



Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Jeanne C

Wonderful trip just an hour and a half outside Dubai. Mosque was spectacular and well taken care of. Our guide was very good and very attentive. A photographer also went along to assist and he was very nice as well. Our guide's English was excellent so that was appreciated. Only glitch was that the photographer was going to send his photos to us but we never received them yet. They were part of the package tour. Oh yes. . the weather in Abu Dhabi that day was spectacular!

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I booked this tour only a day or so before arriving in Dubai. The driver arrived at my hotel exactly on time, in fact, he was even 10 mins early. The drive to the Mosque was filled with educational facts and tips about the area. Once we arrived, we were given modest garments to wear inside the Mosque and I appreciate how nice this amenity was. The photographer took fantastic photos I never could have captured of myself while traveling solo. Mahzuza was a great guide. You could tell he was passionate and knowledgeable about what he does. Overall, this was a great experience compacted into a half day excursion.

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What an amazing experience, this tour was great, our tour guide Osama was amazing . tour was booked for 3pm. With the pickups and the drive to Abu Dabi, we got to see the mosque during the day and caught the sunset aswell, making for a picturesque background.. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ For the whole experience and tour guide.

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Marion M

We received a text to remind us of pick up time and our Guide arrived spot on time last Friday 27th September for the afternoon tour to Abu Dhabi Mosque. We were a small group and he introduced himself and gave useful
information and offered us water. It was nice to see the countryside en route and he pointed out interesting features .close to the Mosque he filled us in with the rules of entry. We were given robes to wear (the women) and he lead us through this very busy entry area. Arriving at the Mosque one was amazed at the magnificent structure and fabulous mosaics and gold, our Guide lead us around explaining everything and helping with photos.
He was most efficient and we thank him for a special afternoon.

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Eric B

If you are on a time crunch, this is a great tour! This is a short tour but it is well worth doing. Our tour guide Riah did a nice job and was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend as this was one of my highlights of my trip

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Randall R

Our tour of the mosque occurred on a Friday in July, after the mosque had been closed until 4:30 for prayers. When we got there at 5:30 there were many other people there, but perhaps not as many as there would have been if this had been a regular visiting day. I would highly recommend the visit in the evening because by the time the visit is winding up, you will benefit from the golden light of sunset and best opportunities of reflection photos on the pools just after sunset. The tour was great, with about half of the time there with the guide (who assisted with many photo-ops) and about half the time on our own, which was perfect.

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David W

From pick up to drop off, well worth the money. Or guide was great- very informative, and friendly.
The drive passed by very quickly and the bus was comfortable enough for the relatively short ride.
The Grand Mosque itself is stunning, with the white marble and gold.
Glad we took the time to visit.

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Ilse R

The place is impressive to be in. Our guide Osama was kind hearted and knew a lot about the culture and the place. Also he made the ride to the mosque entertaining. Hope we passed your quiz 😁. Thanks for your guiding , drinks and of course the chocolates . All well organised with heads up upfront as well.

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Madelon P

The Mosque is a very nice place to visit. Espetacular beautiful!!! Impressive construction. Very well organized and safe to visit.

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We were pickup on time in the morning. The drive to Abu Dhabi on the tour bus was 1hr. and 15mins. Our gentleman tour guide was very nice, well educated about the history of Abu Dhabi and Dubai and was patience with the group. The Mosque was amazing, huge and clean. We took a lot of pictures, got a chance to Pray and visit the grace site of the President. I would definitely recommend this tour company.


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Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai

This special sightseeing tour takes you to the most celebrated attraction of Abu Dhabi, the majestic & beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Explore the mosque's gorgeous architecture and unique artistic splendor on this half-day, guided tour. This tour includes entrance fees and transport by an air-conditioned vehicle.

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