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From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

1. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Explore the rich past, vibrant present, and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on a tour of the largest emirate in the UAE. See key sights like the Corniche and Marina Mall, as well as the Grand Mosque and Al Watan Palace. After pickup from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Persian Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi while listening to stories about one of the world’s richest cities. Visit the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the most popular landmarks of Abu Dhabi. Admire the mosque’s white marble structure that consists of 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs. Next, take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience scenic views of the Persian Gulf. Admire the harbor's clean water as you continue to the opulent Emirates Palace, the official hotel of Abu Dhabi’s ruling government. Then, 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. The next stop will be at the Marina Mall, where you can take a lunch break (at your own expense) and dine at the mall's restaurants or enjoy the food court options. Afterward, visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan palace housed in the presidential palace compound of the UAE. Notice the architectural features, artifacts, and other historical treasures of the palace. Then enjoy the drive back to Dubai, where you will be dropped off.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

2. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi and enjoy a visit to the unique Ferrari World theme park. See the Heritage Village, and ride the Formula Rossa rollercoaster on this day trip from Dubai. Begin your tour with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where you can admire the wonderful architecture that defines the beauty of Islamic art. Continue on to the Emirates Palace, an inspiring hotel in the city with 114 magnificent domes and fantastic suites decorated with gold and marble. You will then visit the Heritage Village, where you can learn more about the life of the Bedouins. Afterward you can enjoy the views of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skyline as you drive on to Al Corniche. The second half of your day trip takes you to the largest indoor theme park in the world – the Ferrari World. Experience the breathtaking rush of speed on the Formula Rossa rollercoaster and test your driving skills on one of the many simulators. Experience the different performances, marvel at the impressive dance and acrobatic shows, or enjoy go-karting.

From Abu Dhabi: Mosque, Qasr Al Watan & Etihad Towers

3. From Abu Dhabi: Mosque, Qasr Al Watan & Etihad Towers

Get picked up by your driver from your hotel or selected location in Abu Dhabi. Hop into an air-conditioned vehicle and get ready to explore the capital city of UAE. Make your first stop at the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Enter this a world-famous example of Islamic architecture. Female visitors can use traditional Abaya for this experience. See the fabulous craftsmanship this space which can accommodate around 40,000 worshippers inside its walls.  View the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet, 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs before heading Marina Mall for a lunch break. Either dine in the mall restaurants or food court, at your own expense. Continue on to the Etihad Towers, a complex of 5 opulent skyscrapers. This entertainment hub offers you the chance for leisure dining and shopping. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Abu Dhabi city from the observation deck of the Etihad Towers. Finally, visit Qasr Al Watan which is a tribute to Arabic heritage and craftsmanship. Gain an insight into governance, knowledge, and artistry that has shaped the nation of UAE. At the end of the tour, be dropped off back at your hotel or a select location in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi: City Tour with Grand Mosque & Royal Palace Visit

4. Abu Dhabi: City Tour with Grand Mosque & Royal Palace Visit

Explore Abu Dhabi on a sightseeing tour of the city's important landmarks. Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Corniche, Etihad Towers, and more. Start your day of adventure with pickup service at your hotel or selected location in Abu Dhabi. Here, your friendly driver/guide will be waiting to meet you before taking you to explore the capital city’s iconic attractions. This sightseeing tour begins at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. Afterward, stroll along the City Corniche, a pleasant waterfront, before stopping to take photos of the Emirates Palace and visit the Etihad Towers, which were used in the Fast and Furious 7 film. Afterward, 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, you will be taken back to your hotel or selected location.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

5. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

On this fantastic full day tour to Abu Dhabi you will explore various magnificent palaces including the impressive architecture of Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The second half of the day tour will begin with a visit to the one and only Ferrari World (ticket included) branded theme park and home to amazing rides, attractions and car museum. The ultimate introduction for first-time visitors or travelers short on time covers the Emirati city's most must-see attractions. Traveling comfortably in a WiFi-equipped, climate-controlled vehicle, you'll hit highlights like Emirates Palace, Heritage Village, and manmade Yas Island. After your pickup from your mentioned location, tour progresses on the historic Sheikh Zayed Road named after the founder and then president of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Known to be the longest road in the UAE, construction for Sheikh Zayed Road began in 1971. The highway was completed in 1980. Make your first stop at The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the world's 8th largest mosque and a massive architectural work of art that intentionally blends different Islamic architectural schools. It features 82 domes, more than 1,000 columns, 24-carat-gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand-knitted carpet. Your tour guide will explain some interesting facts about the mosque during this 1 hour tour of the mosque. Passing through the Al Bateen Street which has some enormous villas for you to witness, the next stop is at Emirates Palace. Take 20 minutes for a photo stop inside, if permitted by security. “The Emirates Palace was built as a superlative for national prestige.” The hotel has a total floor space of 850,000m², with the western and eastern wings containing the guest rooms. Next, go back in history to witness the Emirati culture at Heritage Village. Heritage Village Abu Dhabi is one of the best cultural attractions. It is a re-creation of an Emirati village and showcases the Bedouin lifestyle. You will find it on the Breakwater, which is reclaimed land off the main Abu Dhabi island. Enjoy the ride on Corniche Road with the city and downtown on your right side and the sea on your left. On the way, you will witness some great architecture. Your local guide will explain all of them. At the end, get crazy at the world's first indoor theme park, Ferrari World, with a general admission ticket and get access to several rides including Formula Rossa which is the world's fastest rollercoaster. The ticket is already included in the price so you don't need to pay any extra money. Some other famous rides included are the Flying Aces, Turbo Track and G Force rides. Then take a 15-minute stop at F1 Grand Prix Racing Track at Yas Marina Circuit. Experience a variety of performances, marvel at impressive dances and acrobatic shows, or try out go-karting during this fun-filled day. This concludes the tour, after that you will be dropped back to your location.

Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

6. Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Visit a selection of carefully-chosen highlights of the UAE’s lovely capital. From its remarkable modern buildings to glimpses into the past, this tour features some of the most stunning architecture to be found anywhere. Experience Abu Dhabi’s unique blend of culture and fine traditional arts and crafts in the oriental markets and Handicrafts Center. Enter a world where Islamic designs and elements feature in modern architecture, blending the new with ancient traditions of the East and the West.

From Dubai: Cultural Abu Dhabi City Tour

7. From Dubai: Cultural Abu Dhabi City Tour

Discover Abu Dhabi's famous tourist attractions on this full-day Abu Dhabi city tour that begins with a prompt pick-up from your preferred location or hotel in Dubai. Traveling for roughly 90 minutes witnessing the beauty on both sides you'll reach one of the world's most well-known indoor amusement parks, Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy an incredible opportunity to capture some breathtaking photographs against the backdrop of this beautiful destination. Continue with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi's largest mosque and a symbol of religious harmony, tolerance, and diversity. Marvel at the mosque's architectural magnificence that reflects true Islamic principles. Admire floral motifs, crystals, semi-precious stones, a giant hand-knotted carpet, and other embellishments. The Heritage Village, one of Abu Dhabi's most fascinating historical landmarks, is the next stop, where you'll have the opportunity to witness the Islamic Art, traditional elements, Craftsman Center, and artifacts before enjoying a meal from the mall's food court or restaurants at your own expense. Visit the Corniche, with its prominent waterfront promenade, where you can also take some fantastic snaps of the two spectacular luxury landmarks, Emirates Palace and Etihad Towers before stopping by the Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi for a photo stop. As you wind up the full-day Abui Dhabi city tour, you'll be taken back to your hotel or preferred destination in Dubai.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Warner Bros World Ticket

8. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Warner Bros World Ticket

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi and enjoy a visit to the unique Warner bros park. See the Heritage Village, and enjoy more than 29 rides on this day trip from Dubai. Begin your tour with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where you can admire the wonderful architecture that defines the beauty of Islamic art. Continue to the Emirates Palace, a hotel in the city with 114 domes and suites decorated with gold and marble. Then, visit the Heritage Village, where you can learn more about the life of the Bedouins. Afterward, enjoy the views of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skyline as you drive on to Al Corniche. The second half of your trip takes you to the largest indoor theme park in the world – the Warner Bros. With 4 parks and 29 rides, Warner Bros. has plenty for you to explore. Lose yourself in a world of adventure, action, and laughs with the family as you meet your favorite DC Comics characters such as Batman and Superman. Roller coasters, water rides, indoor attractions, and much more await you at Warner Bros Abu Dhabi. Finish your day with a photo stop at the Formula One race track, the Yas Marina Circuit. The track features a 5.5-km long circuit (about 3.4 miles) and is the home of the F1 Grand Prix since 2009.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Small-Group Day-Tour with Lunch

9. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Small-Group Day-Tour with Lunch

Discover the historic monuments and modern developments of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirate and one of the most forward-looking cities in the Arabian Gulf, on a full-day tour from Dubai. Following a pickup from your hotel or accommodation, transfer to Abu Dhabi, a drive of approximately 1-hour. Stop to admire the golden minarets of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE, located at the entrance to the capital. Continue to the leaning Capital Gate Hyatt Hotel. Next, discover one of the landmarks of the city at the stunning Emirates Palace Hotel, boasting 1.3 kilometers of private beach and 85 hectares of gardens. Next, experience the more traditional side of the city at Heritage Village, where the museum details the customs of the Arabs before the discovery of oil. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the city’s luxurious 4 star hotels. After lunch, marvel at the dynamic developments of Saadiyat Islands. Then, en route back to Dubai, see the world’s only theme park dedicated to the Ferrari marque, along with the UAE’s high-tech Formula 1 racing circuit at Ferrari World on Yas Island.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour

10. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour

Following a pickup from your hotel or accommodation, head to Abu Dhabi. Stop to visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque from inside and admire its golden minarets. Continue the drive nearby the leaning Capital Gate Hyatt Hotel, before seeing the stunning Emirates Palace Hotel, boasting 1.3 kilometers of private beach and 85 hectares of gardens. Next, experience the more traditional side of the city at Heritage Village, where the museum details the customs of the Arabs before the discovery of oil. Marvel at the dynamic developments of Saadiyat Islands. Then, en route back to Dubai, see the world’s only theme park dedicated to the Ferrari marque, along with the UAE’s high-tech Formula 1 racing circuit at Ferrari World on Yas Island.

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What people are saying about Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 128 reviews

Very nice Tour ! Ibrahim, our guide, was very nice and arranging. He knows a lot about the region and shares his knowledge in a very pleasant and funny way. Very respectful as well ! Shout-out to THE driver, Saith Muhamed ! best driver ever ! He deserves a medal for smooth and conscious driving. I recommend this tour for everyone. Value for money ! For my frenchy fellows : vous n’allez pas le regretter ! Magnifique expérience avec des gens top ! :)

Great tour to get a mix of the cultural highlights of Abu Dhabi and then end it with an afternoon of fun at Ferrari World! Nauman was a great and informative guide. His knowledge of Abu Dhabi and the Grand Mosque provided good context and he was also able to give us a list of the top rides to experience at Ferrari World. Overall I'd recommend this for anyone wanting to see the highlights of Abu Dhabi & Yas Island in one day.

Very well structured and very good guide, however I would avoid the Arabic restaurant with buffet as it did not live up to expectations. There were maybe 5 dishes that weren't particularly tasty. The restaurant felt like a tourist trap. Since the restaurant is not included in the price, you can avoid it. The tour itself is highly recommended.

Great experience to see more of the country culture architecture

It was fun day trip and the tour guide very helpful!