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From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Guided Tour

1. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Guided Tour

Depart Dubai and journey to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi by modern air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort on the 90-minute drive with your professional guide. On arrival, marvel at the 8th largest mosque in the world. Spread over 30 acres, the magnificent structure took more than a decade to build and now stands as a showcase for the United Arab Emirate’s Islamic cultural heritage. Roam around the site that can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers at any one time. Marvel at priceless features, such as the huge Swarovski crystal chandeliers, floral mosaics, and artifacts of gold, silver, and marble. Be amazed by the gigantic carpet in the main prayer hall. Measuring 60,570 square feet and weighing 35 tons, the carpet was made in Iran and is the result of the toil of thousands of carpet weavers over 2 years. Take stunning memorable photos of the complex and its awe-inspiring architecture, and get a better appreciation of the vision of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late president of the UAE and the mastermind behind the mosque. Depart Abu Dhabi and journey back to Dubai for a drop-off at your hotel or designated location.

Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

2. Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

Explore the fast-changing landscape of Abu Dhabi on a half-day city sightseeing tour with a guide in your chosen language. Visit traditional and contemporary landmarks such as the Grand Mosque and the attractions along the Corniche. Following a pickup at your hotel in Abu Dhabi, drive to the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, considered the key site for worship in the United Arab Emirates. Marvel at the main features inside and out, such as the inner courtyard and minaret, design motifs of Naskhi, Thuluth, and Kufic calligraphy, and slender columns reflected in the water. Then go towards the Persian Gulf, as you admire the modern-day developments along the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Admire some of the world’s most ultra-modern, breathtaking skyscrapers and luxury hotels such as Emirates Palace, facing the pristine beach. Visit the traditional vegetable, dates, and fish markets of Port Zayed, to the northeast of the city. See how Port Zayed bolsters Abu Dhabi’s international trade and plays a pivotal role in Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, the government’s drive to achieve economic diversification. The tour ends with the opportunity to take photos of Heritage Village, a reconstructed desert village.

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

3. 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

4. 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 Small-Group Day-Tour with Lunch

5. 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 Sheikh Zayed Mosque Guided Tour

6. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Guided Tour

Take a guided tour to one of the most significant pieces of contemporary Islamic architecture in the world on a day tour from Dubai. Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and walk its grounds with a guide. Depart Dubai and journey to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi in an air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort on the drive with your professional guide. On arrival, marvel at the 8th largest mosque in the world. Taking 11 years to complete and covering over 30 acres of land, approach the Grand Mosque and have a feast for your eyes as it exhibits the cultural diversity of Islam with modern architecture and designs. See the exterior surface of the mosque, covered with Sivec marble from Greece and Macedonia. Its central dome is one of the largest mosque domes in the world. Go inside the mosque and admire its rich traditional designs, from floor to ceiling. Be stunned by the world's largest hand-woven carpet, a marble mosaic floral design, the third largest chandelier in the world, and glass panels studded with Swarovski crystals. Notice the interiors of the mosque, decorated with verses of the Holy Quran in 3 varieties of Arabic calligraphy. As you walk around the premises, see the reflective pools that surround the mosque and amplify its beauty. After completing your visit, relax on the drive back and reminisce on your time spent at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Abu Dhabi Half-Day City Tour

7. Abu Dhabi Half-Day City Tour

This comprehensive 4-hour tour is the ideal introduction to the UAE capital and the island on which it stands. After pickup from your centrally located accommodation, your first stop is at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. The stunning structure is completely clad in marble and features intricate Islamic decorations and carvings. Continue to the downtown area of Abu Dhabi, stopping at the Heritage Village and driving along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques and elegant high-rise apartments. The remainder of the tour takes in the giant Saadiyat Island project where the Louvre and Guggenheim museums are being built to enhance the image of Abu Dhabi as a cultural city.

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What people are saying about Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,671 reviews

Jahan was our tour guide and he provided really in depth details about Abu Dhabi and the mosque throughout the journey. The experience of the mosque was unforgettable and I am grateful for Jahan for guiding us and providing a really good quality of customer service.

must see site ! absolutely stunning. oceanAir is best company for tours. Ziad was full of knowledge. he also went out of his way to drop me off at grocery store. super professional guide and company.

Really enjoyed the tour. Noor was our guide. He guided us throughout the tour and shared his previous experience working in the Sheikh Zayed Mosque as a guide. Can't recommend this tour enough.

Mohammad Iqbal is the best guide. He explains everything in so much details. All questions were answered anytime and anywhere when asked. Do book him for your tours.

Amazing! You can’t come to Dubai without visiting this excursion