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 Guðmundur, IcelandJanuary 4, 2018
This holy place is one of the biggest I have seen. I like the architecture as well as the ambience of this mosque. It looks like a huge palace. Amazing and impressive form both inside and out. The amount of dedication and intelligence in creating such a wonderful structure is something great. The Mosque premises are well maintained. I had a nice time walking around and taking pictures. One of my favorite elements in this mosque is a large chandelier. I was fascinated by the large as well as beautiful carpet in the prayer hall. Its pattern with green, blue and red color combination is awesome. We also saw blue and white colored stained glass window. For visitors, whether Muslim or non-Muslim you can enter inside the mosque. The gratitude I felt when being inside the main prayer hall is profound. Ladies in our group were given abaya to wear and for them it was the first experience. I am very much impressed with this religion as it is all about purity, calmness and serenity. I really sensed this during my visit. Even for people with less religious interest, the place is worth visiting for the way it structured.
Reviewed by Stojan, BulgariaJanuary 2, 2018
Before booking this package, I have heard and read many things about this Mosque as a place of worship. My sheer desire to know more about this Mosque made me book this package. As I expected, I have seen and learned many more regarding this Mosque’s structure, construction, history, and features. One thing sure, if one enters into this Mosque, who will experience the utmost calm. Overall, I had a great time in this place.
Reviewed by Abdulkhakiq, OmanJanuary 1, 2018
It was an amazing trip to welcome 2018! The serenity and beauty of the mosque was the best gift I could give as a New Year surprise for my family. We enjoyed the long drive to Abu Dhabi and spending time in this calm premises….. I came to Dubai with my family for a function. So after the function we had two days and then my kids wanted something for New Year. They didn’t want to go to parks as this is not our first time in Dubai. We all wanted to talk to each other and go for a drive. When shared to my friend, her daughter suggested this tour. She immediately contacted Oceanair whom she says their trusted travel partner. And it turned out to be very true for us too! They are very attentive and professional. They made our touring easier. A very informative guide was with us throughout. We loved the way he narrated about this mosque. We all were really fascinated by the beauty of the mosque and the various attractions it had…. We had started our new year in the most blissful way. Affordable package, more than that we all could spend time talking to each other.….enjoying the drive.….and seeing the places with my family beside me. Blessed indeed.
Reviewed by Jeroen, NetherlandsDecember 31, 2017
I wish to call this structure as ‘Crown of Abu Dhabi’ on my first glance itself. I think this will be your opinion too if you visit this sacred place. A pure white Mosque that is completed with modern and traditional design. Actually I didn’t heard of this Mosque before reading the itinerary of this package. After that I have searched it on Google. It was surprising! Then I read various articles about this mosque before visiting. But I learned much much more on this tour.
Reviewed by Susiana, ItalyDecember 30, 2017
Grand Mosque looked more beautiful than it is in pictures! We were excited to see the mosque as we waited for long time to get there. I felt like a positive and awe-inspiring energy radiated there. First I noticed when stepped inside the prayer hall was the huge chandelier. Actually this hall has so many adornments, you will get confused where to look at? Both interior and exterior of this mosque is just breathtaking. Whole atmosphere itself was impressive. I am giving 10/10 for this place. Make sure to dress modestly as this is a worship place. Also don’t miss a walk around the premises of this structure, as there is no better way to get relax.