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Abu Dhabi: Grand Mosque, Etihad Towers & Royal Palace Visit from Dubai

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Explore the history of Abu Dhabi on an 8-hour tour of the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to see a masterpiece of Islamic architecture, marvel at the opulent Emirates Palace, admire the Etihad Towers and more.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Mosques & Palace have very strict dress codes: women must wear long loose clothing, and ensure their arms and legs are fully covered. Women are also required to cover their heads at all times. For Mosque visit a long Abaya with scarf (long black dress attire) will be provided by the tour operator if needed which must be returned back; Men must not show above their knees and must cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will be a refused entry. The tour operator cannot provide any clothing for men
- Tattoos must be covered
- It is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festival.
- The duration of this tour will be between 8 and 9 hours, depending on traffic
- It is not recommended to book this tour on Friday if you have a return flight on the same day, as the drop-off time is dependent on traffic and can not be guaranteed.
- Lunch not included - you will be given time for lunch at Marina Mall, Carrefour or Food court OR The full Corniche view restaurant (at your own expense). Restaurants will not be available during the month of Ramadan (23 April to 23 May 2020), it is recommended to carry some snacks with you.
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- During any Presidential Events, Qasr Al Watan might shut down to the public without any previous announcements as it is a national palace, however, it will be replaced with Qasr Al Hosn or Heritage Village (whichever available on that day)
- There is a shuttle bus service to the entrance from the main gate of the palace
- Guided tours are not allowed within the palace; your guide will narrate important information about the palace before the visit
- ANNOUNCEMENT: As per the national government of Abu Dhabi Qasr Al Watan (PRESIDENTIAL PALACE) will be closed from 10th November until 16th November 2019
- The pickup time will be from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM. Please be ready at the hotel lobby by 8:00 AM. On Fridays, you will be picked up from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
- Most travelers can participate
- Kindly share your WhatsApp number for easy communication during the pickup
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Grand Mosque South Gate Abu Dhabi, Al Rawdah - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Explore the rich past, vibrant present and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on a full-day tour of the largest Emirate in the United Arab Emirates.

Following a pick-up from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi, listening to fascinating stories about one of the richest cities in the world along the way.

Visit the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to marvel at its unparalleled charm. A modern

marvel the capital city, Grand Mosque is particularly noted for pristine white beauty. The amazing design and craftsmanship of this Mosque is said to be have been inspired by the similar architecture in Algeria, Morocco, India, and Pakistan.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: The Corniche, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Next, take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience the 8-kilometer stretch of pristine waterfront up close.

Pass By: Emirates Palace, West End Corniche, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Admire the clean water of the harbor as you continue to the opulent Emirates Palace, the official palace of Abu Dhabi’s ruling government.

Stop At: Etihad Towers, Corniche West St Opp Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Then visit to Abu Dhabi's another landmarks, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the ‘Furious 7’ movie will remember the imposing tower.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Marina Mall 18 St, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

The next stop will be at the Marina Mall, where you can take a lunch break (at your own expenses) and dine at the mall's restaurants or enjoy the food court options.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Qasr Al Watan, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi 001 United Arab Emirates

Then you will be visiting the amazing landmark of UAE - Qasr Al Watan Palace. More than just an official building, this is a cultural plus architectural landmark as well as a knowledge hub.

Then enjoy the drive back to Dubai, where you will be dropped off.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary Pickup is available from Dubai city hotels, apartments, and Cruise terminal Dubai ( Port Rashid ). Pickup from DXB Airport available from Holiday Inn Airport hotel. Pickup from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha resort, and Jebel Ali is available with an additional fee.


  • Port Rashid Cruise Terminal, شارع الميناء - Port Rashid - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Departure time:


8 to 9 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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Courtney M

Wonderful tour and our tour guide was excellent. He was very informative and nice. And Abu Dhabi was remarkable. You have to see it in person because words and pictures cannot do the Mosque any justice.

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ashley n

It was very well organized and the itinerary was clearly laid out. Pick up and drop off at our hotel was smooth. Our tour guide, Z was awesome and very accommodating to each person in the group.
Great way of seeing the city in one day

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Ebun O

This was certainly one of my best experiences in the UAE. Our guide Rizwan was very eloquent, articulate and kept us engaged the entire time. We were picked up from our hotel promptly and started on our journey to Abu Dhabi in a very comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle. Along the trip, he provided us very interesting information about the history of the UAE and its landmarks. He was also very kind and patient to take pictures at the different sites. Seemed like everywhere he went, people knew him and that speaks to his character as a very good-natured individual. The mosque and palace were just mind-blowing. You spend the entire time just awe-struck. The Etihad towers are an architectural masterpiece and you can see most of the city from the observatory deck as well. I look forward to going back to the UAE in the near future and this guided tour was well worth it. I HIGHLY recommend.

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Ramune T

Excellent experience! We have found the whole visit well planned - you have enough time in each stop, there is time to enjoy the views and take pictures. It is also not too intense and heavy on the day. Our guide Haseeb has shared a lot of history and facts about the Emirates, the city and the locations we were visiting, making it a truly memorable and joyful experience. It was a small group (15 people), which also made it an easy and cozy ride. We recommend take this tour because it has Royal Palace visit (as I have looked, most of the tours don't have it) - Qasr Al Watan is so worth the visit! It was our favourite part of the trip!

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Kiran S

Wonderful tour and Haseeb, our tour guide was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The palace is quite a treat and worth going back for again and again!

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Barry C

Although this tour is a full-day, you only get to see three things. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Presidential Palace and Etihad Towers. Your admission ticket is included in your tour price to the Presidential Palace and Etihad Towers so there's good value, but you will not see the Louvre as there's no time. Our guide was excellent and explained everything in detail. He was also able to answer any questions.

The one "complaint" I have is the buffet they bring you to for lunch. This buffet is optional and the company is very transparent e.g. you pay 60 dirhams and the company gets a kickback of 15 dirhams. If you don't want the buffet you get dropped off at the marina mall for lunch of your choice. I feel like there's some wasted time here and it would be better to just let everyone get their own lunch at the mall.

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Great day was had our tour guide haseeb was great very informative highly recommend this tour thank you

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Brian B

Great full day tour Collected at 8.50 back at 5.30 Samir was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable

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This was a great tour we were picked up promptly with good communication through out . Our guide was Osama he was funny and had a lot of information. It was a hot day we had plenty of cold water the abaya dress supplied was clean and easy to wear. The Mosque was stunningly beautiful a must to see I was worried about the heat in the abaya and scarf but it was not unbearable as you walk through underground section with AC at first. The palace again stunning and opulently beautiful . We went to the top of Etihad towers amazing view. We had a traditional lunch at a local cafe it was good. Osama made the long drive fun about 90 minutes pointing out interesting things informing us of the culture. We had a great day thank you.

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Paul L

Your was great, but too long for each picture event. Organization can be improved by providing tour guide with more visibility, like a colored paddle.


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Abu Dhabi: Grand Mosque, Etihad Towers & Royal Palace Visit from Dubai

Explore the history of Abu Dhabi on an 8-hour tour of the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to see a masterpiece of Islamic architecture, marvel at the opulent Emirates Palace, admire the Etihad Towers and more.

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