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Dubai to Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque & Qasr Al Watan Palace by OceanAir™️

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Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Explore the history of Abu Dhabi on an 8-hour tour of the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to see a masterpiece of Islamic architecture visit the Etihad Towers Observation Deck.

What's Included

Cold mineral water

Etihad Towers Observation Deck Tickets

Licensed, bilingual tour guide

Pick-up and drop off available from Dubai city

Qasr Al Watan "Royal Palace" Tickets

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Visit

Transportation by clean, air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included

Guided tour inside the Qasr Al Watan Palace

Tips and any expenses or services not mentioned in "what's included"

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • During any Presidential Events, Qasr Al Watan might shut down to the public without any previous announcements as it is a national palace, but will be replaced with Qasr Al Hosn or Heritage Village (whichever available on that day)
  • Everyone must carry the Original Passport while traveling.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guided tours are not allowed within the palace; your guide will narrate important information about the palace before the visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festival.
  • Kindly share your WhatsApp number for easy communication during the pickup
  • Lunch not included - you will be given time for lunch at Marina Mall, Carrefour or Food court OR The full Corniche view restaurant (at your own expense). Restaurants will not be available during the month of Ramadan, it is recommended to carry some snacks
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Tattoos must be covered
  • The duration of this tour will be between 8 and 9 hours depending on traffic
  • There is a shuttle bus service to the entrance from the main gate of the palace
  • Vaccinated customers MUST present the Vaccination Card along with a negative PCR test result, strictly not more than 14 days. Non Vaccinated customers MUST present the a negative PCR test result, strictly not more than 48 hours.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • During any Presidential Events, Qasr Al Watan might shut down to the public without any previous announcements as it is a national palace.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • It is not recommended to book this tour on Friday if you have a return flight on the same day, as the drop-off time is dependent on traffic and can not be guaranteed.
  • Lunch not included - you will be given time for lunch at Marina Mall, Carrefour or Food court OR The full Corniche view restaurant (at your own expense). Restaurants will not be available during the month of Ramadan (23 April to 23 May 2020), it is recomm
  • Mosques & Palace have very strict dress codes: women must wear long loose clothing, and ensure their arms and legs are fully covered. Women are also required to cover their heads at all times. For Mosque visit a long Abaya with scarf (long black dress att
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • The pickup time will be from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM. Please be ready at the hotel lobby by 8:00 AM. On Fridays, you will be picked up from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Explore the rich past, vibrant present and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on a full-day tour of the largest Emirate in the United Arab Emirates.

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

Visit the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to marvel at its unparalleled charm. A modern

marvel the capital city, Grand Mosque is particularly noted for pristine white beauty. The amazing design and craftsmanship of this Mosque is said to be have been inspired by the similar architecture in Algeria, Morocco, India, and Pakistan.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Etihad Towers
Afterward, visit to another of Abu Dhabi's landmarks, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the ‘Furious 7’ movie will remember the imposing tower Next, take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience the 8-kilometer stretch of pristine waterfront up close.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Emirates Palace
Admire the clean water of the harbor as you continue to the opulent Emirates Palace, the official palace of Abu Dhabi’s ruling government visit to the city’s luxurious hotel, Emirates Palace. Blending Arabic elements with modern technologies, this hotel offers the finest hospitality with an authentic local feel.

• Admission Ticket Free

Marina Mall
The next stop will be at the Marina Mall, where you can take a lunch break (at your own expenses) and dine at the mall's restaurants or enjoy the food court options.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Qasr Al Watan
Then you will be visiting the amazing landmark of UAE - Qasr Al Watan Palace. More than just an official building, this is a cultural plus architectural landmark as well as a knowledge hub.

Then enjoy the drive back to Dubai, where you will be dropped off.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Must do tour
99aldom, 28-09-2022
Mariana picked us up on time, she is very knowledgeable. She answered all our questions and she was very pleasant.
Best day of the vacation
yassined894, 27-09-2022
The tour was awesome with a lot of history lessons. But the best of the tour was our tourguide. He was the best i ever had. Humor 10/10.
Super excellent tour.
albertonD661ZJ, 28-09-2022
Hassan was an excellent guide. Very good information and always in the schedule. We had a great tour. Thanks
Abu Dhabi
ibrahimkX2689CB, 29-09-2022
Amazing experience would recommend, tour guide operator was amazing his name was Haseeb, great individual who helped answer all our questions and gave us extra information in relation to the sites we visited.
Abu Dhabi
mabelp720, 27-09-2022
The tour was great, very informative and transportation was very confortable

Our tour guide Iqbal had always a good attitude and willing to answer all the questions. Also takes great pictures

The sites were amazing, Abu Dhabi is beautiful and I’m grateful to have visited
Fantastic trip in Abu Dhabi!
I511BImarcon, 21-12-2022
Iqbal is passionate and expert guide. I advice everyone to follow him in this fantastic adventure in Abu Dhabi! Thank you again, and all the best Insha Allah
Must do!
Ashish B, 21-12-2022
The tour was wonderful. We had a great time in the entire tour. The tour guide is very informative and friendly. We would highly recommend booking this tour when in Dubai.
Great tour and professional guide
TDL0713, 21-12-2022
Very nice tour and everything was on time. It was my friend's first time in the UAE and he really enjoyed the Abu Dhabi tour. We learned a lot about the culture and its history.
The best
mirnaelmasry, 20-12-2022
This was the best experience ever! We learned so much from Abhu Dabi and the explanation was excellent; tons of knowledge.
Amazing tour
ivanabM2710KD, 20-12-2022
Mohammad Iqbal took us on an amazing tour through Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Etihad Towers and Qasr Al Watan. He is very polite, friendly and funny. He shared lots of good info with us about the sights, stories and tips for photographs and much more. He even didn’t mind taking some pictures for me with his phone when my phone died and sent it later to me so that I don’t miss out on having amazing memories ☺️
Lovely place
mhay0125984, 10-01-2023
What a great experience...I love all the places that we go the photos we take its a wonderfull day going there I will probably go back there...
Zeeshan is Excellent
wchau320, 09-01-2023
A very memorable trip. Zeeshan is an excellent tour guide. A Very knowledgeable, professional and pleasant. Good job.
Great Experience Dubai to Abu Dhabi
jarmilam2023, 09-01-2023
5 stars are not enough for our experience with our guide Jahan. He deserves 10 stars. He was very knowledgeable about all history and could answer any question and taught us many things we didn't know before. The whole organization was seamless and all times were on schedule. Jahan made the tour very fun and enjoyable. This was our first time booking with OceanAir and now we cannot wait to book another trip with them in the future again. Thank you!!!
Excellent Daily Tour to Abu Dhabi
federico_89a, 09-01-2023
Our guide Jahan was very knowledgable. The pick up was on time. The van used was very clean and comfortable for the trip. We had lunch in a Lebanese restaurant which also offers vegetarian options. The visits to the attractions were really interesting and we had enough time to visit and take pictures. The view from the Towers is definitely worth a visit.
Super tour in Abu Dhabi
Donato B, 09-01-2023
One of the best tour we did from Dubai

The guide Mohammad Iqbal is really friendly, available, and told us a lot about Arabic history and Abu Dhabi

The tour is really well organised. If you stay in Dubai and wanna visit Abu Dhabi in one day I can only recommend it!
Worth experiencing and a must see
Famir_S, 13-01-2023
Ease of transportation and vehicle quality and cleanliness. Guide Jahan’s knowledge of the subject. Ample time to tour
Amazing Abu-Dhabi thanks to Premium city tour
Fearless60866061656, 12-01-2023
1) Pick-up and transfer to Abu Dhabi: everything clear, transparently communicated, drivers arrived in time and were nice!
2) Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Etihad Towers, Qaṣr Al-Waṭan palace - astonishing program. Many thanks to our fantastic guide Haseeb: smart and knowledgeable, friendly and communicative. ❤️
3) The whole atmosphere of the tour is very comfortable, well managed and you feel served by professional team.
Great tour
ab3313, 12-01-2023
This was the best tour I’ve been on. The guide was super friendly, funny, and informative. We got so much information, everything was super well organized and easy. I would 100% recommend this tour.
Breathtaking, must-see sites in Abu Dhabi
96darcym, 12-01-2023
Our guide Ziad was great. He provided tons of great information and always kept us ahead of the big groups but made sure we got all the best photos. He even takes photos if you are traveling solo or want to take a photo as a couple. I would absolutely recommend this tour. The Grand Mosque and Palace are breathtaking and a must-see.
Great day in Abu Dhabi with Shakeel
Susan_J, 27-01-2023
My friend and I took the tour of Abu Dhabi with Shakeel as our guide. He was excellent! Very friendly, Knowledgeable, courteous, and accommodating. We can’t really say enough about how much we enjoyed our day.
Good tour
iiqahh, 26-01-2023
Overall, this tour covers the main attractions of Abu Dhabi sufficiently. I came back with a lot of fun facts/information about Abu Dhabi/UAE. Our tour guide Jahan was very informative and managed the pacing & the group well. He also assisted to take photos when we need help.

A great experience with OceanAir!
Abu Dhabi tour
777anislh, 26-01-2023
Super nice visit and location and oussama was a great guide super sympathique, I recommande To bring sunglasses with you and a hat
ahmeddT5292VV, 25-01-2023
We had a very pleasant time traveling with OceanAir. Our tour guide, Ibrahim, was very entertaining, kind, understanding. And when he spoke, you wanted to really listen and take in all the info about the places! Thank you for a wonderful day!
Great Abu Dhabi tour
O4093PWguillermom, 25-01-2023
Great experience and greater guide, Mariana showed us the city and explain us the details and history. Highly recommended