With its astounding architecture, deep-rooted history and culture, UAE’s state capital Abu Dhabi offers a true feast for travelers. This particular tour provides an enchanting experience with two of the most crowning attractions of the city - the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Louvre museum.While Grand Mosque exemplifies how a mosque can be something beyond just a place of worship! and Louvre (largest art museum in Arabia) showcases human creativity from the pre-historical times onward, These two wonders will leave you mesmerized like never before!
Our driver will pick you up from the hotel / selected location in Dubai and take you to the first destination of the tour - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This elegant mosque is true Islamic architectural wonder that blends the traditional as well as contemporary Arabian artistic styles.Covering around 30 acres of land, this large mosque can accommodate thousands of worshippers at a time! As you walk around the Grand Mosque’s courtyard, you could see the shining exterior surface of the mosque, which is made up of white Greek and Macedonian tiles. The main dome, at the centre of the prayer hall, is one amongst world’s largest mosque-domes. Step inside the Mosque to see the beautiful traditional designs from floor to ceiling. You can also see the mosque’s other priceless features such as world’s largest hand-woven carpet, large crystal chandeliers, flower-patterned floral artworks, glass panels studded with thousands of Swarovski crystals,... to name a few. Do remember to take precious snaps of this inspiring structure.
After spending about 1.5 hours at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, you will be taken by our driver to the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, which cannot be seen elsewhere in the world other than France. Being the largest art museum in Arabic World, Louvre houses many artefacts from different parts of the world. On your arrival at the Museum, our driver will assist you to enter with tickets. In this museum, you will feel like bathing in sunlight as the sunrays penetrate through its silvery dome. This dome’s pattern is noteworthy as it resembles interwoven palm leaves. As you walk along, you can view an incredible collection of artworks including artefacts from top French museums viz., Louvre, Center Georges Pompidou, Palace of Versailles and Musee d’Orsay. To provide deep insight into different civilizations and culture, these exhibits are displayed chronologically - from ancient times to the present. In addition to all this, Louvre features Children’s Museum, various exhibitions, restaurant, café and a boutique.After completing the full day mosque and museum tour, you will be returned to your hotel / selected location in Dubai.
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Reviewed by Ross, NetherlandsNovember 12, 2018
Comparison is not possible, both are equally adorable … art is too powerful it can communicate anything in this world. All things both inside and outside is actually a visual fest to your eyes.
Reviewed by Judith, New ZealandNovember 11, 2018
My elder daughter, really she surprised me by proving this kind of an opportunity. During this trip, I realized that she is very good at mind reading. Two alluring landmarks, Louvre and Grand Mosque and I admit this is one of the most valuable time in my life. The accurate commentary from the guide is superb and he knows every minute thing in detail. Both are adorable however, I'm little more affectionate to grand mosque. The place is always crowded but never faced any kind of difficulty from there. Never want to lose this memory because it is so sweet, calm and quiet.
Reviewed by Ernest, AustraliaNovember 10, 2018
Both are fascinating destinations in the city. Louvre museum was overwhelming! It is a fantastic building. We had a great day wandering inside the museum. Everywhere you look, it is astonishing. Wonderful artworks, perhaps there is nothing else like this. I wish I could have spent some more time here. I think a full day is needed to explore it in detail. Sheikh zayed mosque is breathtaking and unique. A true gem of Abu Dhabi. A must visit if you love architecture. I could enjoy a sense of peace inside the mosque. It is a perfect spot to unwind and refresh yourself. Though I expected a moderate experience, I got something out of the box. Extremely happy with the trip.
Reviewed by Sarovich, RussiaNovember 8, 2018
Our overall experience with this tour was beyond words!
Reviewed by Brody, CanadaNovember 8, 2018
It was a refreshing and lovely family trip. Louvre was a great museum and collections were overwhelming. So much art works to see. Its architecture is lovely all the way. Was able to tick off something on my bucket list by visiting the Sheikh Zayed mosque. Construction of the mosque is marvelous! There were plenty of photo opportunities. Glad that we have visited these icons.