Explore the rich past and the vibrant present of Abu Dhabi, the capital Emirate of the United Arab Emirates in this city sightseeing tour. Walk around the marvellous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, admire the serene surroundings of city Corniche and visit the Heritage village to learn about the city’s humble beginnings and culture.
Explore the rich past, vibrant present and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on a full-day tour of the UAE’s largest emirate. Travel along the Gulf coast towards Abu Dhabi. Upon arrival, Drive through Yas Island and pass by Ferrari world as well as passing by Yas Viceroy. Now get inside the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques, to marvel at its white facade.
Time to take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience the long pristine waterfront up close. Continue on the corniche for a photo stop for three main landmarks the Emirates Palace, one among the top luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the ‘Furious 7’ movie will remember the imposing tower and Presidential palace. Next stop will be Marina mall where you can take a lunch break (at your own expenses), dine at the mall Restaurants or the food court options. Hereafter take time to explore the Emirates’ history at the UAE Heritage Village. Inside the village, visit Abu Dhabi Museum to see some interesting specimens such as a replica of an oasis desert village. By the end of the day, we drive back to Dubai for a smooth drop off.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The mosque is open to visitors every day from 9 AM to 10 PM and on Friday, the timing will be from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm. The mosque is closed to tourists on some certain dates and usually, it will be notified few days before only. Also, the Grand Mosque and Heritage village will be closed during any Islamic festival as per UAE laws.
Mosque Dress Code
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. The company will provide long-local Abaya with the(long black dress-attire)
Men must not show above their knees and cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will result in refusal of entry. The company does not provide any kind of clothes to men.
You will be picked up from the Central hotels in Dubai, in one of the selected areas: Port Rashid cruise terminal, Deira, Bur Dubai, Jumeirah, Business Bay, Trade Centre, Al Barsha, Al Barsha heights, Tecom, JLT, Palm Jumeirah and Marina. Pick-up from other Dubai locations is available upon request with an extra cost as per your location. The pickup time may vary about 45 mins (approx) before or after the actual scheduled time. If there are any changes, you will be notified by WhatsApp, phone call or email.
Tour duration is fixed for any tour/activity but the drop off maybe later or sooner to the mentioned timing depending on the traffic in the city, a 30% variation may result in the drop off getting delayed by 30-45 minutes over the mentioned time.
Free of charge if they do not occupy a seat.
Reviewed by Lawry, United StatesNovember 13, 2018
Trip was great and we enjoyed the whole day. The sights we saw were wonderful and we learned a lot of interesting facts about the city. Had a very special experience at the Sheikh zayed mosque. I have never seen a structure as fascinating as this. I have visited a lot of churches and temples, but this is the first time visiting mosque. Had a nice time inside the mosque with unforgettable memories. I wish I could have some more time there. Corniche beach was nice and sand was too soft. One thing worth mentioning is its cleanliness. I enjoyed the pleasant breeze there. At the time we travelled, the place was not so crowded. We could glance emirates palace, presidential palace, too far away, and etihad towers. Those landmarks were the perfect background for our selfies. We had a chance to visit the heritage village. So glad we saw traditional way of Arab life at this place. Though I was not a history buff, I loved it very much. Enjoyed being there. Halted at Yas Island too. That was quite unique spot for us to enjoy clicking. We filled our camera with plenty of pictures from there. Best time ever!
Reviewed by Kyle, NetherlandsNovember 12, 2018
A funny day and we get enough time to explore each and every destination
Reviewed by Athol, South AfricaNovember 11, 2018
This was my first visit to outside my country, in fact, the first visit to the Arab world. so I was excited to explore a new region. I got a lovely sightseeing experience. I could visit the peaceful sheikh zayed mosque. Blissful surroundings, brilliant architecture, handmade carpet, chandeliers really captured my attention. I feel so lucky as I got to experience the very best of the mosque. Visiting beaches was something I always wanted to do. so I was thrilled to go to Corniche beach. I enjoyed observing sights like Etihad towers, emirates palace, the presidential palace. What I really liked was heritage village visit. Exhibits were fantastic. I liked every minute I spent there.
Reviewed by Keiran, RomaniaNovember 10, 2018
Lots of things to see and know about the city. enjoyed much.
Reviewed by Dudley, AustraliaNovember 10, 2018
As a businessman, Abu Dhabi is always a fascinating world and I visited here many times but this time visit is actually an evergreen trip for me. This is happened because of my wife, she insisted to do this. All my perceptions about Abu Dhabi is that it is highly noticed for business activities but that was entirely wrong. So many locations are here to keep us alive and entertaining and this full day visit taught me how strong Abu Dhabi in its creative culture. Grand Mosque is enough to understand all about its creative culture and religious tolerance. Its floor to ceiling has to say so many stories related to human creativity and efforts. Abu Dhabi Corniche is a totally different landmark and really a feast to our eyes. Excellent days at Dubai with my better half.