This special sightseeing tour takes you to the most celebrated attraction of Abu Dhabi, the prime testimony of Islamic craftsmanship - the majestic & beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque! A serene place of worship; open for everybody to visit and experience the unique artistic splendor and find a new meaning to peacefulness, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is that rare place which attracts people irrespective of nationality, race, caste & creed! Indeed a once-in-lifetime-visit destination that stands as the pride of UAE's capital city.
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel or location and take you to the imposing Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This is one of the major contemporary Islamic architecture in the world, which accommodates many thousands of worshippers at a time. It took 11 years to complete this immense architecture that covers over 30 acres of Land. The incredible view of Grand Mosque will be a feast for your eyes as it exhibits the cultural diversity of Islam 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, as the name says its ‘grand’ in every angle. Attractions here are in plenty... 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), largest marble mosaic floral design in the world, third largest chandelier in the world (that adorns the main prayer hall), glass panels studded with Swarovski crystals, and many more! The Mosque interiors are richly decorated with verses of Holy Quran in three varieties of Arabian 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, together with few memorable photo sessions, you will be dropped back to the selected location / hotel by us.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque :
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.
Mosques Dress Code : Mosques have very strict dress codes, when visiting;
Women must wear long loose clothing, insure their arms and legs are fully covered. Women are also required to cover their heads at all times. However,company will provide long-local Abaya with scarf (long black dress-attire)
Men must not show above their knees and cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will result in refused entry. Company does not provide any kind of clothes to men
Cancel up to 48 hours will be full refund, after 48 hours will be full charge
Pick-up will be within 30 minutes of your booked time example if your selected time 9:00 means you can expect the guide any time from 9:00 to 9:30 and you should be ready at the hotel/building lobby from 9:00 itself.If there are any changes, you will be notified by email. Pick-up is available from any Dubai Central Hotels. Pick-up from Movenpick Ibn Batuta, Al Maha Resort, Bab Al Shams, Jabel Ali, Sport, Motor, Investment Cities and Silicon Oasis City or any hotels far from Dubai Central is available only as a private option.
Pick-up is available from Port Rashid for USD 15 per booking.Pick-up from Dubai International Airport is at the Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport.Pick-up Sharjah City or Al Qusais area is available only from Pullman Hotel Deira city center. The duration of the tour includes the pick-up and drop off times.
Tour duration is fixed for any tour/activity but the drop off may be later or sooner the mentioned timing depends on the traffic of the city, in 30% range the drop off may get late 30-45 minutes than the mentioned time.
Free of charge if they do not occupy a seat.
Reviewed by Brent, AustraliaFebruary 11, 2018
Without any doubts, it was the well-organized trip I have experienced. The pickup was on time, reached destination on time, got much time to spend there, gave factual information, dropping was also on time. All things went as scheduled without delays. The Mosque visit was pretty pleasing, once I entered into the Mosque my mood were automatically changed. Before entering into the Mosque I wasn’t cool as I can’t tolerate outside temperature. After being entered into the Mosque, all things changed. The complex was filled with peace and prosperity. The milky white color of the structure was a delight for my eyes. I have snapped wall patterns, domes, walls, and visitors in my cam. Enjoyed each and every moment.
Reviewed by Natasha, United StatesFebruary 8, 2018
A great place to acquire peace of mind. The entrance, fountains, walls, designs, granite flooring, lightning, whole things were peaceful. Ocean air Travels provide ABYA (traditional attire) to get into this sacred place. I have captured great snaps from inside and outside of this Mosque.
Reviewed by Brooke, CanadaFebruary 6, 2018
I visited Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque a couple of days before and I am so intrigued by its majesty. I had already a quick Google search before been to here. By going just through pictures and reviews, I got excited. I have never seen a worship place having this much architectural brilliance. It reminds me a mansion rather than just a religious place. The ambience of the breathtaking is superb..i felt when walked inside. Guide explained the history along with some interesting facts about the mosque. If anyone asked me what all things are there to see in Abu Dhabi, definitely Grand Mosque will be in my list. It is among the few mosques, which is open to all people, but modest dressing is mandatory. I was absolutely in awe seeing the large carpet in the prayer hall. This became a place where I like to be again.
Reviewed by Rick, New ZealandFebruary 5, 2018
Thank you Ocean Air, for being too good!! I just want to meet the architect who made this mosque… I just want to bow my head in front of him who is so blessed… I felt I should get more time to walk around this elegant structure...The photographs I saw was beautiful but to see it in bare eyes; it is even more beautiful… The carpet, chandelier, pool etc need no mention.. Guys, don’t take a chance, just plan it and go for it…it is something worth visiting…. If you are confused, I would say call Ocean Air support staff, they will help you out… If traveling is in your nerves, then nothing should stop you and this is a must visit place.. Thank you guys!
Reviewed by Tahlia, United StatesFebruary 3, 2018
My recent journey was to Sheikh Zayed Mosque. I think no tour to the city is complete without paying a visit to here. Because there is lot more to see and explore than you have probably thought of. For us, it was a day of devotion and enlightenment. Prior to my visit, I know very little about this worship place, besides what is written in Google. I was surprised to see that mosque allow everybody getting inside regardless of religion. Therefore it is no wonder that mosque welcomes millions of people annually. Inside the prayer hall of the mosque, I found a wonderful carpet! When I took the pictures, I did not know it was the largest of its kind in the world until my guide told. Chandelier hanging in the prayer hall was incredible to see! We were told that prayer hall could accommodate thousands of people at a time. Spending the time in the mosque was an unparalleled experience. While I was strolling around the premises of the mosque, I took many pictures too. When my mom watched pictures this pictures, she also expressed her urge to visit this place. Really a great way to spend a day in Abu Dhabi. The experience we had was extremely pleasant.