Abu Dhabi Small-Group Day Trip from Dubai by OceanAir™️

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Abu Dhabi City Tour from Dubai

From $97.75

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 8 to 9 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The UAE is about more than Dubai: its capital city, Abu Dhabi, warrants a visit, too. This full-day trip lets you see it with ease, and with just a small group. Traveling between the sights by air-conditioned minivan, it covers all the must-sees, with visits to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Photo stop at Emirates Palace, Etihad Towers, and more. Entrance fees, plus pickup and drop-off at selected Dubai hotels and locations included.
  • Travel south along the Gulf coast to the UAE’s ultra-modern capital
  • Visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan, with entrance fees and pickup and drop-off at selected Dubai hotels included
  • Small group of 12-17 for a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel/ selected location in Dubai
  • Clean and air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Professional licensed tour guide of your selected language
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque ( Photos Stop Condition will apply if it’s Closed Due COVID Situation)
  • Qasr Al Watan Visit
  • Entry inside Emirates Palace (only pass over)
  • Lunch (at your own expense)
  • Guided tour inside the Qasr Al Watan Palace
  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above
  • Tipping (not mandatory)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Complimentary pickup is available from Dubai city hotels, apartments, and Cruise terminal Dubai ( Port Rashid ). Pickup from Dubai Airport available from Holiday Inn Airport hotel. Pickup from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha resort, and Jebel Ali is available with an additional fee.

What To Expect

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Corniche (Pass By)

Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi (Pass By)

Marina Mall

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Qasr Al Watan

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The tour guiding by professional tour guide Bilingual Languages.
  • 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, so it is recommended to carry some snacks with you.
  • Mosques Dress Code. Mosques have very strict dress codes, when visiting; Women must wear long loose clothing, insure their arms and legs are fully covered. Women are also required to their heads at all times. However, if needed the company will provide long-local Abaya with a scarf (long black dress-attire) which must be returned back. Men must not show above their knees and cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will result in refused entry. Company does not provide any kind of clothes to men. Tattoos are to be covered.
  • Entry to the Qasr Al Watan may be prohibited during presidential events but will be replaced with Louvre Museum
  • There is a shuttle bus service to the entrance from the main gate of the palace.
  • Guided tours are not allowed within the palace; your guide will narrate important information about the palace before the visit.
  • It is not recommended to book this tour on a Friday if you have a return flight on that day as the drop-off time is dependent on traffic and can not be guaranteed
  • 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
  • Kindly share your WhatsApp number for easy communication during the pickup
  • Mosque Hours: Sat to Thu: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm (Last entry 9:30 pm)
  • Fri: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Last entry 11:30 am) & from 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Last entry 9:30 pm)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

We were fortunate to have transport to the Mosque rather than having to walk, which was very handy for my husband who does have arthritis.
Well worth the money especially since it was a group of 12.
Comfortable car, 5 people in the group, no time wasted.
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Majestic views of Abu Dhabi
Hitesh_P, Feb 2024
Beautiful trip to Abu Dhabi - and the tour guide was phenomenal. This was our second experience with Ocean Air and once again exceeded all our expectations. Extremely happy that my friends and I decided to include this trip in our itinerary rather than spending our whole holiday only in Dubai.
Was nice
benekcelebi, Jan 2024
It was nice.Haseeb is amazing great person, great guide. Very professional, very polite, very friendly, knowledgeable
Great walking toure
Pamela_D, Dec 2023
It was nice hearing about the history and culture. The markets were great and boat ride interesting. I would recommend
Best ever day trip to Abu Dhabi guided by Zeeshan.
ellenlouise52, Nov 2023
This month we were given an extremely informative & interesting guided day tour for our small group day trip to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. Our amazing guide, Zeeshan (he requested Zee for short) made our trip so memorable with his in-depth knowledge of the Grand Mosque, Qasr Al Watan Palace & more. Thanks so much to Zee & the driver for the best ever day trip. Ellen & Shane
Abu Dhabi
Juan_J, Nov 2023
I am very glad to have visited Abu Dhabi on the one day tour. Our guide Mostafa could not have been better.
Well organized and fun trip
Alan_Z, Nov 2023
Sameh was great! Super well organized trip that was very fun. Everything including the pickup and drop off went smoothly
Abu Dhabi experience
Cecilia_V, Oct 2023
The whole experience was very pleasant , pick up and drop off was timely and organized as offered. Our host was very knowledgeable and professional , very attentive and willing to answer all questions and attends to all group needs. The bus was clean, comfortable and cool enough to have a delightful trip. We had enough time to visit the palace, the mosque , enough time for getting lunch and shopping around in the mall by the mosque.
Abu Dhabi tour
TonyT_C, Oct 2023
Excellent tour visiting the Grand Mosque, Etihad Towers, and Qasr Al Watan. Each location was more breathtaking than the next. Our guide was informative, funny, and doubled as our photographer! Exhausted at the end of the car ride back to Dubai but we had an awesome day.
Great experience
Virgilio_S, Sep 2023
Good guide, knowledgeable and he is not in a hurry kind a guide. We are on time and able to cover the scheduled trip.
The mosque and the...
Kimberly_B, Sep 2023
The mosque and the Emirates palace. I really enjoyed and out tour guide was very knowledgeable. We were puckedup on time.
Excellent tour!
Chrystal_H, Sep 2023
Our guide, Billy was prompt with the pickup. He was very informative and professional. We really enjoyed learning about the Emirates. The palace and Mosque were amazing. Thanks so much!
Great experience to visit...
Kylie_K, Aug 2023
Great experience to visit Abu Dhabi popular sites. Our tour guide Mariana was very informative and provided great communication before and during the tour. Plenty photo stops and free time to explore each destination. Highly recommend.
Learned so much!
TiffanyE, Jul 2023
I had a wonderful experience with the OceanAir Abu Dhabi tour! A big shoutout to our tour guide, Hassan, who made the trip truly memorable. He was not only knowledgeable but also engaging, providing us with insightful information about Abu Dhabi and the UAE's rich history and culture. I learned so much from him, and his sense of humor added a delightful touch to the tour. The itinerary was well-planned, and we visited three incredible places: the Grand Mosque, the Conrad Tower, and the Grand Palace. Seeing these iconic landmarks in person was awe-inspiring and left me truly amazed by their beauty and grandeur. Hassan was attentive to our needs throughout the tour, ensuring that everyone had a fantastic time. I highly recommend the OceanAir Abu Dhabi tour to anyone who wants to explore this stunning city while gaining a deeper understanding of its heritage and traditions. It's an experience that I'll cherish for a long time
Wonderful visit to Abu dhabi
Yvette_O, May 2023
We’ll organized our tour guide Rajan is excellent he is very informative and he let us know ahead what to expect and itinerary . He was also generous with taking our photo and answer our’s so nice to get to see Abu Dhabi the mosque is stunning,elegant,and so beautiful, we went to observation floor of Conrad building wonderful relaxing ,spacious observation lounge with spectacular view of palm Jumeirah and Beautiful Dubai . Drive to palace is also wonderful.
Great experience,...
Wj_L, May 2023
Great experience, excellent tour guy. Very good value program, recommend to everyone who wants to experience the culture
A day of contrast
lynda_c, May 2023
The incredible mosque as well as the coffee presentation were memorable. The little spice shop was interesting but overbearing.
Excellent, well-organized day trip to Abu Dhabi
David_E, Apr 2023
Haseeb was an excellent tour guide, keeping things well narrated, well organized and just really fun. Overall, this is a very good day trip to Abu Dhabi that will make you want to come back to see some of the major sites that you just can’t see in one day.
VIP tour
Dee_C, Mar 2023
Our guide was Mohammed aka Iqbal. Iqbal was the best guide a tourist could ask for. He genuinely cared about his job and wanted to share as much as he could with our group about his country and Abu Dhabi. Iqbal knew details you’d never find in a guide book and shared his personal experiences. He constantly gave us opportunities to ask questions and was even our group’s personal photographer as he made sure to capture these moments for each of us. He was patience but set clear guidelines for our tour. The places we visited on our small Abu Dhabi tour were breathtaking. We have lots of pictures that we will cherish for a lifetime. This is a once in a lifetime tour and Iqbal is your narrator. I highly recommend this tour, well worth every penny.
Great Abu Dhabi trip
Mayank_P, Mar 2023
Mohammad Ziad, our tour guide was great. He explained the history of UAE in detail. He was also knowledgeable about the Great Mosque and the Royal palace. We had a great time.
Excellent tour
Denise_D, Mar 2023
This was an excellent tour. Our guide Moustafa was simply wonderful. He described our stops for the day and provided background on the history on all the locations visited. He also was extremely helpful when my cousin felt faint during one of our stops and got her immediate assistance. The entire experience was a high mark and one that I would highly recommend.

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