Day trip

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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Explore Abu Dhabi's towering skyscrapers, entertainment centers, mosques, and palaces on this full-day trip by van from Dubai. Admire views of the city from the Observation Deck of Etihad Towers.

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Dubai city hotels and apartments. Pickup will be conducted 45 minutes before your selected time, depending on location. Be sure to be ready in the lobby of your hotel 45 minutes before the tour starting time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Wonder at the grand opulence of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Trace out Arabian heritage and artistry at Qasr Al Watan Palace
  • Take a relaxing walk along the Abu Dhabi Corniche
  • Visit the capital’s top attractions such as Etihad Towers Observation Deck
  • Stroll around the center and admire the exceptional architecture
Full description

Enjoy a day trip by van to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. Stop at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, take a stroll at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and see sights like the Emirates Palace.

Following a pickup from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi, listening to the fascinating stories about one of the richest cities in the world along the way.

Your first stop is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, an incredible mosque exemplifying the beauty of Islamic architectural brilliance. Spend time in the mosque with your guide.   Next, enjoy a visit to another of Abu Dhabi's landmarks, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the ‘Furious 7’ movie will remember the imposing tower.

Afterward, stop at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and take a stroll with scenic views of the Arabian Gulf. See the Emirates Palace from afar and take snaps for your photo collection with these wonderful structures as the backdrop.

Make a stop for lunch at the Marina Mall, the Carrefour, the food court, or a restaurant with a view of the Corniche.

Visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan Palace housed in the Presidential Palace compound of UAE. Notice the architectural features, historical artifacts, and other historical treasures of the palace. Finally, relax on the return journey to Dubai.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at accommodation in Dubai
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional, licensed tour guide
  • Visit the Observation Deck of Etihad Tower
  • Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Ticket to the Palace, Garden, and other public spaces within Qasr Al Watan premises
  • Abaya and scarf (long black attire) for ladies
  • Cold mineral water
  • Guided tour inside the palace
  • Lunch (at own expense)
  • Clothes for men
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (not mandatory)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The duration of the tour includes all pickups and drop-offs
  • The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is not open for visits during any Islamic festivals
  • Do not book a tour on a Friday if you have a flight that day, as drop-off times may vary due to traffic
  • Women must wear long, loose clothing and ensure that their arms, legs, and heads are covered at all times
  • An abaya with a scarf (long black attire) may be borrowed from the tour operator
  • Men must not reveal any skin above the knees and their shoulders must be covered, failure to do so may result in refused entry
  • No clothing will be provided to men
  • Restaurants will not be open during the month of Ramadan. During this time you are recommended to bring food with you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 851 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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We had an amazing time touring Abu Dhabi. Our tour guide Jahan, is punctual, polite, knowledgeable, resourceful and accommodating. Visiting presidential palace was part of the tour. It so happened that the palace was closed and would reopen later in the afternoon. Jahan, took us to another attraction so that we can come back to the palace when it reopens. Thank you Jahan for sharing your knowledge with us and making this tour very enjoyable. We booked our other tours with the same company and they’ve been very professional each step of the way. Will definitely recommend these tours to our friends.

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January 10, 2023

This experience is worth the money. I enjoyed the whole day tour in Abu Dhabi and the tour guide was very helpful making this experience a good one. He even help with great spots on all the sightseeing for photoshoot. He was very accommodating to questions and shared many information about the culture and lifestyle in UAE. Overall it’s worth the money and will definitely recommend this to all other tourists.

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January 3, 2023

We had a great day in Abu Dhabi! We were collected from the hotel at around 8am by our driver and our guide Ziad. During the drive to Abu Dhabi, Ziad gave us a good insight of the history of the Country and resumed very well what the days ahead would be. Ziad is very knowledgeable and knows how to improve our experience, avoiding the crowds in the busier places. We done all the activities before 15:00 and got back to Dubai at around 17:00 (we stayed at The Palm). Overall a great experience and would definitely book again!

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December 3, 2022

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