Abu Dhabi History Tour: Grand Mosque, Qasr Al Watan Palace & Etihad Towers
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Abu Dhabi

Embark on an 8-hour exploration of Abu Dhabi, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Tour the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a brilliant example of Islamic architecture, and enjoy the view from the Etihad Towers Observation Deck.

Duration: 9 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - 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.

  • Abu Dhabi - The next stop will be for lunch break (at your own expenses) and dine at the restaurant or enjoy the food court options.
  • Etihad Towers - Afterward, visit to another of Abu Dhabi’s landmarks, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the
What's Included
  • Round-trip transportation from Dubai.
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Complimentary abaya loan for mosque visits.
  • Unlimited water provided.
  • Admission to Etihad Towers’ Observation Deck on the 74th floor.
  • Tickets included for Qasr Al Watan, the Royal Palace.
  • Access to the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
What's Not Included
  • Lunch (Own expenses)
Additional Information
  • 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
  • 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, it is recommended to carry some snacks with you.
  • During any Presidential Events, Qasr Al Watan might shut down to the public without any previous announcements as it is a national palace
  • 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
  • Kindly share your WhatsApp number for easy communication during the pickup
  • Pickup is available from all the Dubai City Hotels, Apartments & Cruise Terminals (Port Rashid & Dubai Harbour). Pickup outside the city limit is available for an additional fee
  • Royal Palace entry tickets are included, but the tour guide won’t be able to provide explanations inside the palace as it is not permitted. Guide will give you all the information about the palace before you enter inside.
  • Mosque Hours: Sat to Thu: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm (Last entry 9:30 pm)
  • Fri: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Last entry 11:30 am) & from 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Last entry 9:30 pm)
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Mar 20, 2024
Abu Dhabi Highlights tour - Although this tour started in Dubai we joined the group in Abu Dhabi from a cruise ship. A taxi transfer was provided from the port and we joined up at the Grand Mosque. Ahmed Hassan our tour guide kept in touch with us throughout. The tour of the Mosque exceeded our expectations and Ahmed was very knowledgeable. The remainder of the tour was equally enjoyable . We weren't expecting the visit up the Etihad Tower so this was a bonus. We would happily recommend this tour as great itinerary & value for money.
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Mar 20, 2024
Great experience - We had an amazing day. Our guide, Abdelrahman Gadal, guided us with joy and gave us a lot of useful information. Can recommend this tour. +++++
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Mar 20, 2024
Fabulous - The trip was fabulous. Hassan was informative, courteous and friendly. I learnt so much from him about the mosque and the museum.
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Mar 20, 2024
Great trip, guide is a good photographer - If you have enough time, it’s worth visiting Abu Dahbi. The trip is well organized and the people are very friendly. Your guide takes plenty of time to take pictures in the mosque. Diner at Kazeem (own cost) is worth the money.
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Mar 20, 2024
Abu Dhabi- remarkable experience! - The whole tour of Abu Dhabi was quite a remarkable experience! Not to mention we had an Amazing and very informative tour guide, Mariana! She was so helpful taking pictures of our family so we don’t have to do selfies all the time!! Excellent service! Thank you! The Grand Mosque and Qasr Al Watan Palace were amazingly beautiful and surreal! Our photos came out so nice! I wish we had more than a day to soak in more of the serenity and beauty of these places! Till next time…
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Mar 20, 2024
Nice experience - The tour guide was very respectful, nice, the mosque and the palace beautiful monuments, I think I can come back to Dubai
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Mar 19, 2024
Tour abu dhabi - The tour was wonderful, the guide Pedro was very attentive and mastered all the information of the places we visited, I recommend
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Mar 19, 2024
Excellent tour of the highlights of Abu Dhabi - It was a well planned and well organized day tour. A small van picked us up at our hotel and took us to the meeting place for the bus, others arrived in similar fashion. During the bus ride to Abu Dhabi, our guide for the day, Paolo, gave us a lot of interesting information on the religion and culture of the UAE, and the sites we would see in Abu Dhabi. We visited the Presidential Palace, went to the top of one of the skyscrapers, had lunch, and the grand finale was our visit to the Grande Mosque. Abayas were provided for all the women. Both the Palace and the Mosque were very special, and absolutely beautiful. Paolo made it all come alive with his colorful and most interesting explanations. After our visit, and our bus ride back to Dubai, we were all sorted into smaller vans for rides back to our hotel. It was all a very comfortable and pleasant tour of the highlights of Abu Dhabi.
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Mar 19, 2024
Amazing day - Our guide A. Hassan was amazing, incredible energy since the first minute, always asking us if we needed help or clarification. He made the trip memorable.
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Mar 21, 2024
Great tour - The trip was very well organized and our guide Abdelrahman Gamal was very nice, funny and informative! Thankyou for the amazing experience and opportunity in Abu Dhabi. ☀️
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up to 15 guests
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April 2024