Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half Day from Dubai

Main Details
Tour Duration
05 - 06 Hours
Live Tour Guides
English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup Time available
08:00, 09:00, 15:30
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
Pickup Service
You will be picked up from your Central hotel in Dubai, from one of the selected areas including- Port Rashid cruise terminal, Deira, Bur Dubai, Jumeirah, Business Bay, Trade center, Al Barsha, Al Barsha heights Tecom, JLT, Palm Jumeirah and Marina. Pick-up from other locations in Dubai is also available upon request with an additional payment depending upon the location. 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). Pick-up time will be within 45 minutes of your booked time. You will be notified by WhatsApp, phone call or email if in case of any changes.

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  • Visit the most stunning architecture of Abu Dhabi - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
  • Feel awestruck at the beauty of mosaic floral design and hand-knotted carpet, both the largest of their kind!
  • See the elegant styling of Islamic architecture that combines the former themes with the new elements.
  • Capture some of the best digital frames of your life.


This special sightseeing Abu Dhabi mosque 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 splendour and find a new meaning for peacefulness, Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi is that rare place which attracts people irrespective of their nationality, race, caste & creed! Indeed this place is a once-in-a-lifetime destination that stands as the pride of UAE capital city.


Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel or location selected in Dubai, and take you to the imposing Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This is one of the significant contemporary Islamic architecture in the world, which accommodates 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 the Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi will be a feast to your eyes as it exhibits the cultural diversity of Islam with modern architecture and designs. The exterior surface of the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque is covered with Sivec marble from Greece and Macedonia; its central dome is one of the largest mosque-domes in the world.

Get to the Mosque and watch its rich traditional designs, from floor to ceiling, as the name says its ‘grand’ in every angle. Attractions here are 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 interiors of The Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque 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 amplifies its beauty! Overall you will never get tired of exploring the gigantic structural masterpieces. After completing the Mosque visit, together with a few memorable photo sessions, you will be dropped back to the selected location/hotel by us.


  • Pickup and drop off to the selected hotel / select location
  • Clean and air-conditioned modern vehicle.
  • Professional licensed tour guide of your selected language.
  • Entrance fees for all the sightseeing mentioned above.
  • Cold mineral water


  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above
  • Tipping kitty

Important things to know before you book

Sheikh Zayed Mosque Visiting Timings :

  • On Fridays the Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi will be open from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm and will be closed on some specific dates, the announcement of these days will be notified mostly few days before only, also, it's not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during an Islamic festival.
  • It is possible to visit inside the mosque about 1.30-1.45 hours
  • Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi Dress Code: Mosques have stringent dress codes:
    • Women must wear long loose clothing, ensure their arms and legs are fully covered. Women are also required to cover their heads at all times. However, the company will provide long-local Abaya with a scarf (long black dress-attire) which must be returned.
    • Men must not show above their knees and should cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will result in the refused entry. The company does not provide any kind of clothes to men.

Pickup Time:

  • Pick-up will be within 30 minutes of your booked time, for example, if your selected time is 9:00 am, it means you can expect the guide at any time from 9:00 to 9:30 am and you should be ready at the hotel/building lobby from 9:00 am itself. If there is any change, you will be notified by an email. Pick-up is available from any Dubai Central Hotel; Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai, 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 as a private option.
  • Pick-up is available from Port Rashid cruise terminal. Pick-up from Dubai International Airport is at the Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport. Pick-up from Sharjah City or Al Qusais area is available only from Pullman Hotel Deira city centre. The duration of the tour includes the pick-up and drop off times.

Drop-Off Time:

  • Tour duration is fixed for any tour/activity but the drop off maybe later or sooner to the mentioned timing depending on the traffic of the city, a 30% variation may result in the drop off getting delayed by 30-45 minutes over the mentioned time.

Infant rates:

Free of charge if they do not occupy a seat.

This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Customer Reviews (292)

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Reviewed by Lanyon, France 

November 13, 2018

"For sure we’ll be back"

I have seen snaps of this mosque before. It fascinates me. What a stunning structure! I love how interesting as well as unique its architecture is. I love visiting different religious places and this is an exceptional worship center I have ever been. My family and me spent a lot of time here. Both its exterior and interior are really charming. Chandeliers and carpets are simply awesome. I felt spiritual refreshment as I entered inside it. That feeling of sitting inside the prayer hall has to be experienced and words can’t do justice on that. I think I am really blessed. It doesn’t matter what religion you are belongs to, a visit to this mosque is must. We loved the visit. I wouldn’t like to spoil more surprises for whoever reads this as it is an experience worth to enjoy by yourselves.

Reviewed by Catherine, Belgium 

November 12, 2018

"A poetic expression..."

What a wonderful landmark it is. A highest artistic expression of human creativity. All elements like its walls, floor, door, windows, lights, colour shades and everything is unique and we can't compare it with others. There is a big carpet (they says that this is the largest carpet and it is hand knotted!!) Which is so exciting stuff to see at there. It’s a symbol of human creativity, it is sure that thousands of people spend their valuable time for making this beautiful stuff. Both modern and traditional materials are used in an accurate manner. The most interesting thing about this grand mosque is that it is ready to welcome every people beyond their gender, caste and culture. It’s a great thing and I experienced it in the mid of different people with different culture. The perfect shape of the dome is highly appreciable and its interiors are decorated with the verses of Holy Quran. I can't stop my words and it is the rarest thing all over the world.

Reviewed by Natalie, Russia 

November 11, 2018

"I wish if I could be there !"

I came back to my home bust still I want to be there I need much more time to adore its beauty. Highly informative and all things are definitely a feast to my eyes.

Reviewed by Ron, United States 

November 11, 2018

"The place is awe-inspiring"

The place is inspiring and so many interesting things to be seen here. Everything is well maintained here. Carpet kept in the mosque was fascinating. it has got a wonderful pattern which is truly unique. Chandelier is bright and beautiful. Prayer hall of the mosque is beautifully furnished. Tile works, mosaics, floral paintings are must see. Whatever your religion, this place will lift your spiritual quotient up. Splendor of the mosque is something should feel to the experience. I am little sad as I have not been able to capture everything on my camera. Loved it all the way.

Reviewed by Gurinder, South Africa 

November 10, 2018

"Outstanding hospitality"

I'm a school teacher and want to make this vacation something new to my life and career. My specialization is in social science always I'm addicted to this subject and that makes me choose this location to explore more related to this. Apart from the spiritual location, it's a place good enough to know more about different nationalities and their artistic ability. The artefacts from floor to ceiling is telling a story of its origin and human efforts. This travel was made with my colleagues so we are on a teamwork to analyses how this place becomes unique in this whole world. So glad to share about this location and about its charming hospitality. I got enough stuff what I expected from there.

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Question & Answers

What is the best thing about Abu Dhabi grand mosque?

Quesion by: Don Mccarthy, USA

Hello Don McCarthy, It is the third largest mosque in the world. Also, it has the largest carpet, chandeliers and domes. Thanks for reaching OceanAir Travels

Is sheikh zayed mosque abu dhabi a good place for a day trip?

Quesion by: Simon Delgado, Germany

Hi Simon, Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi is really a nice spot to spend some quality time with your family or friends. Thanks for choosing OceanAir Travels.

What is Sheikh Zayed mosque timings?

Quesion by: Gilberto Newman, Italy

Hi Gilberto, Generally, the mosque is open from 9 am - 10 pm from Saturday to Thursday. And on Friday, the mosque is closed for tourists whereas worshippers can enter. Thanks for reaching OceanAir Travels

Who all can take sheikh Zayed mosque tour?

Quesion by: Sylvester Wallace, France

Hi Sylvester Wallace, The Great Sheikh Zayed mosque is open to all irrespective of religion, gender or nationality. Thanks for choosing OceanAir Travels.

What are Abu Dhabi grand mosque opening hours?

Quesion by: Paulette Francis, USA

Hello Paulette Francis, Grand Mosque will be open from 9 am - 10 pm from Saturday to Thursday. On Friday mosque opens after 4.30 pm for tourists. Thanks for choosing OceanAir Travels.

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