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Dubai to AbuDhabi tour Grand Mosque Palace Qasr Al Watan Heritage

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Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City

From $49.00

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get to know the UAE’s ultra-modern capital of Abu Dhabi on this day trip from Dubai. Stroll around the white marble masterpiece of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, admire views of the Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit and Ferrari World, and visit the Heritage Village to learn about Abu Dhabi’s pre-oil past and Bedouin beginnings. Informative guided commentary, round-trip transport, and Dubai hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • See the highlights of the UAE capital, including the Corniche and Yas Island
  • Take photos outside the Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit, Ferrari World theme park and Louvre Museum
  • Break for lunch (own expense) at the Mall
  • Includes guided commentary, round-trip transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Dubai

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Comprehensive for its price, with a stop at the Louvre museum and gowns on loan to visit the Grand Mosque.

What's Included

  • Professional Tour Guide English language, tour on sharing basis
  • Pickup & drop-off included from central city hotel in Dubai
  • Qasr AL Watan palace Admission included with tour guide for those book option visit inside palace
  • Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi entry included
  • Heritage Village Abu Dhabi entry
  • Etihad towers (stunt location of Furious 7 movie)
  • Louvre museum (outside photostop)
  • Abu Dhabi corniche and backwaters
  • Mineral Water (500ml)
  • Lunch not included, option offered with supplementary charges
  • The ticket for the Ferrari World, Louvre museum, Emirates palace
  • Luggage beyond medium size shoulder bags should be informed in advance, oversize luggage chargable.
  • Beyond city limits, other emirates pickup not included. Shuttle List send along during confirmation
  • Dress for the Grand Mosque can be prebook at supplementary charge of USD 29 per person
  • Shopping areas, where guest are charged high price, places such as dates market, Islamic art center.

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:50 AM

Pickup details

We pick from 600 hotels in Dubai, Dubai cruise terminal, centrally located pick-up points as informed in the pick-up locations. NOTE: - If you are ONE person, please contact us 24 hrs prior with the pickup location. No pickup is included for solo travellers, must report at common pickup point. If hotel details are not mentioned in your booking, pick up will be at common pick-up location. All guest staying at Jebel Ali, Silicon Oasis, Emirates Hill, Production city, Arabian Ranches, Meydan, Nikki Beach, Blue Waters, The Greens - Report at Dubai Marina mall entrance. Hotels at the outskirts, residential areas far from the city must contact us. If your hotel is surrounded by construction or hotel do not offer parking, we request you to come to close by area where parking is possible. Other Emirates such as Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah must report at Ibis AL Riqqa Dubai. Guest staying at Abu Dhabi must report at Ferrari world entrance. Guest staying in Nahda, Ghusais, Muhaisnah, Al Ras, Naif, Gold souk and Al Baraha (al Khaleej road) area must report at Ibis Al Riqqa hotel as pick up not offered due to heavy traffic in the morning.

What To Expect

After morning hotel pickup in Dubai, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s capital.

Pass the Jebel Ali Free Zone, one of the world’s biggest, and hear about Abu Dhabi’s growth after the discovery of oil in the 1950s. Hear how the city is now recasting itself as a tourist destination by building state-of-the-art leisure attractions.

Take a tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, to admire the white marble courtyards and prayer rooms of this vast, modern masterpiece.

Then, head for Yas Island, the city’s entertainment epicenter, to view the exteriors of the Yas Marina F1 Circuit, home to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and Ferrari World theme park.

See the avant-garde cultural buildings rising from Saadiyat Island, and the Al Hosn Palace, once home to the emirate’s ruling family, before enjoying free time for lunch (own expense) at the Mall.

Drive by the palm-fringed Corniche and opulent Emirates Palace hotel, and visit the Heritage Village, a recreated oasis settlement. See the replica falaj irrigation system, souk, and Bedouin tents, and watch the handicraft and glass-making displays for a glimpse into bygone, pre-oil Abu Dhabi.

Your tour concludes with an early evening hotel drop-off in Dubai.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Etihad Towers (Pass By)

Qasr Al Watan

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Heritage Village

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Corniche

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress Code to remember: All the visitors must wear proper clothing, this includes covering up to feet and wrists. Loose long trousers, long skirts, and long sleeves that reach to ankle/wrist are acceptable. Women must cover their head with a scarf. Shorts, tight clothing, and transparent clothing are not acceptable.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code for men : Men must cover themselves with shirt and full pants. No shorts allowed. No transparent clothing. For tourist convenience we offer the option to pre-book the Arabic local dress @ US$ 29 per person
  • Local agency will email at least 12 hours prior to your tour with exact pick up time and point of pickup. Please check your email. The guest do not have email access may contact on the local agent given number or WhatsApp number between 08.00 am - 08.00 pm UAE time with your BR code
  • Tour operators are prohibited by law to pick-up the guest from residential apartments and Dubai airport terminals, therefore request to report at a close by hotel. No request to pick up from apartments will be entertained.
  • Wheelchair not accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Inorder to offer ultimate service and ambiance the tour is limited only for tourists to Dubai. Residents excuse us !
  • Mandatory to carry original passports for border crossing to Abu Dhabi
  • No pickupand drop off from Dubai international city, Hatta, other Emirates (pickup offered in the Emirates of Dubai only), Jumeirah VIllage (JVC),Hatta, Silicon Oasis, Sports city, Dragon Mall, Studio city, Production zone,Jebel ali report, Deira Islands, Subka, Deira Gold souk, Residential apartment, Airports. All guest can report at our common pickup point such as Deira city center IBIS hotel, Four points sheraton Sheikh zayed road, Address hotel Dubai Marina, Ibn Battuta mall
  • Louvre and Ferrari world only outside photo graphy only - Monday closed.
  • Abu Dhabi Qasr Al Watan (PRESIDENTIAL PALACE) closed on National day and public holidays.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No Pick up, Drop off for booking with 01 person. Report to common pick up points, common drop off
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


You will be required to have appropriate attire, which the tour guide can provide, or you can rent inside the mosque.
The mosque is a very large building and beautiful but be aware women must be totally covered and men must wear trousers not shorts.
It is worth the trip if you don’t have much time to explor Abu Dhabi.
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Amazing trip and beautiful places and people.
Gary_H, Feb 2024
Absolutely amazing day! Loved everything about this trip. We were kept informed about the pickup times and what we should do to prepare for the day… and then we had an amazing day with the guide! Saw some beautiful places, including the majestic mosque in Abu Dhabi! I would highly recommend this event so that you can experience the deep history that this region has to offer. Do not miss it!
Excellent Excursion
Vas_C, Feb 2024
Did this trip on Monday 19th February. Excellent tour guide and driver. Extremely knowledgeable, kind and sincere. Went above and beyond to deal with everything the customer requested. Thank you ABC tours.
I love Dubai
Danielle_C, Feb 2024
This was a great experience and a beautiful sight to see! The tour guide made you feel like you was a VIP
Long day but worth it to see the mosque
Calla_G, Feb 2024
The pick up/ drop and drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi off did take 5-6 hrs. I would recommend having everyone meet at 1 location in marina bay and 1 location in business bay to make more convenient. Also, the only 2 notable things worth seeing were the mosque and the palace. It was worth the trip just to see the mosque.
Amazing experience
Ruth_J, Feb 2024
The Grand Mosque was amazing as was the Palace. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for him.
Abu Dhabi voyage
Heraclite_B, Feb 2024
This tour was a great experience in Dubai visit and I have learned a lot of great things about the Muslim culture. I was amazed by how beautiful is the mosques. The tour staff was just above expectations for the quality of tour and the timing
Fruitful day
BEEBE_T, Jan 2024
Very nice tour. No wasting time to buy unnecessary stuff and the guide and driver tried their best to help us.
Abu Dhabi day trip from Dubai
gkasbekar, Jan 2024
The itinerary was optimum and covered all important places in Abu Dhabi. The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke good English. He kept us in good humor the whole day.
Old Dubai Tour
KaYan_L, Jan 2024
Our guide Maaz Khan was knowledgeable and an amazing storyteller. Loved learning all about the history and fun facts of the city. Our guide even offered to answer questions we might have about Dubai through Whatsapp anytime after the tour. Great hospitality and experience overall, thanks a lot! :)
poor tour experience
Kamal_M, Dec 2023
Our experience on the tour to Abu Dhabi was utterly disappointing. We were picked up from the hotel at 7:30 am, but wasted time visiting other hotels until 9:45 am before actually commencing the tour. The entire trip felt like a grueling ordeal, and although we returned to Dubai by 6 pm, the inefficiency of the tour operators resulted in us not reaching our hotel until 9 pm. It was an incredibly poor tour experience overall.
Amazing
Nini_S, Dec 2023
The trip was excellent and Beno and Kareem very patient and kind. Thanks to ABC tour I will do it next time.
Fun times
Abena_B, Dec 2023
I really enjoyed this trip! The guide was very helpful and even took photos for us. I would highly recommend this tour.
nice
shanshan_d, Dec 2023
Nice trip full service , driver and guide are good. the buffet at noon is worth it. just it’s a bit short the trip, got back quite early at 17.30
Loved the memory, but y'all change it up!!
Kevin_D, Dec 2023
What we LOVED: We saw, experienced and captured two of the most beautiful places in existence.. Qasr Al Watan and the Grand Mosque. Looking back, our pictures from these two places alone are our favorite from the entire 10 day trip to Dubai/Abu Dhabi and we would recommend these two visits to absolutely anyone!! What didn't go great: The drive to pickup fellow tourists and then to get to Abu Dhabi took 3 hours, and then another 3 going home.. it would have saved a great deal of time to have all participants meet somewhere central. But we also would suggest foregoing the World Heritage Museum and the lunch stop that are built into this tour. Suggestion.. hire a private car to take you to the two main attractions (whether you're staying locally or in Dubai this is a super affordable option), go during the day on a weekday to avoid traffic in the morning or evening and the crowds of the weekend. But, we can't go without mentioning our actual tour guide was SO kind, helpful with photos as needed, informative and funny! It was just the outline of the actual tour that wasn't ideal for us.
Valid because of impressive locations
Christian_S, Dec 2023
The Grand Mosque was impressive. Guide was friendly and well informed. Pick up service need to improve.
Excellent Abu Dhabi Tour!
Tangela_S, Dec 2023
This day trip was outstanding. We go to see so many highlights of Abu Dhabi. My favorite was the Mosque. It was exqusite! Our guide, Benu, was wonderful. He taught us so much about Abu Dhabi and the UAE.
Day trip to Abu Dhabi
Cathryn_C, Nov 2023
Our guide is Whisky and he prepred us for what to look out for and must see in each destination. He shares information to let me know more places of interest. The highlights are the presidential palace and the mosque. The rest are sight seeing.
Great experience
LaDreana_E, Nov 2023
Your was great! Our guide and driver made it fun! Highly recommend this excursion for all ages who come to Dubai.
An Amazing Day in Abu Dhabi!
Jacob_J, Nov 2023
Partaking in and learning about the culture and customs in Abu Dhabi through a visit to the Palace and Mosque, as engaging, educational and enlightening!
Great
Samiha_A, Nov 2023
The tour guide was brilliant, very informative and fun. We loved our experience and would recommend to others.
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