Dubai

Dubai to Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque & Qasr Al Watan Palace

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Premium Abu Dhabi Full Day Trip from Dubai

From $97.75

Price varies by group size

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

  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get to know Abu Dhabi on a day trip from Dubai that lets you explore the largest emirate on a time budget. All transportation is included, saving you the hassle figuring out logistics, and a guide makes the most of your time by taking you straight to Abu Dhabi highlights like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Emirates Palace and Etihad Towers, and more.
  • Guided tour of Abu Dhabi from Dubai
  • Get local insight into Abu Dhabi from your guide
  • See key Abu Dhabi sights in just one day
  • All transportation included for easy transfers

What's Included

  • Pick-up and drop off from Dubai
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Unlimited water
  • Entry to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Qasr Al Watan "Royal Palace" Tickets
  • Etihad Towers Observation Deck Tickets - 74 Floor
  • Abaya for ladies to visit the Mosque " to be returned"
  • Lunch (Own expenses)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Complimentary pickup is available from Dubai city hotels, apartments, and Cruise terminal Dubai ( Port Rashid & Dubai Harbour ). Dubai Airport is available from the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel.

What To Expect

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Abu Dhabi

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Etihad Towers

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

The Corniche (Pass By)

Qasr Al Watan

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 attire) will be provided by the tour operator if needed which must be returned back; Men must not show above their knees and must cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will be a refused entry. The tour operator cannot provide any clothing for men
  • Tattoos must be covered
  • The duration of this tour will be between 8 and 9 hours depending on traffic
  • 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, it is recommended to carry some snacks with you.
  • During any Presidential Events, Qasr Al Watan might shut down to the public without any previous announcements as it is a national palace
  • 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
  • Kindly share your WhatsApp number for easy communication during the pickup
  • Pickup is available from all the Dubai City Hotels, Apartments & Cruise Terminals (Port Rashid & Dubai Harbour). Pickup outside the city limit is available for an additional fee
  • Royal Palace entry tickets are included, but the tour guide won't be able to provide explanations inside the palace as it is not permitted. Guide will give you all the information about the palace before you enter inside.
  • 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


The palace is quite a treat and worth going back for again and again!
We recommend take this tour because it has Royal Palace visit (as I have looked, most of the tours don't have it) - Qasr Al Watan is so worth the visit!
If you don't want the buffet you get dropped off at the marina mall for lunch of your choice.
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Mosque is a must see
Elizabeth_M, Feb 2024
very great well rounded tour and the mosque is one of the most beautiful places ever. Thanks to Nasser for being a great guide as well.
Awesome trip!
Ranran_W, Feb 2024
We really enjoyed this tour! The pickup and drop off staff was really helpful , where I stay is not very easy to find but he managed to get us . Smooth communication . The tour guide Sunny is very informative and told us histories and cultures of UAE , local people customs, also the many inputs for the grand mosque. He also help everyone taking pictures , very friendly and patient ! We really enjoy this tour and will recommend it to friends or for our next visit . Thank you so much!
Wonder day trip to Abu Dhabi.
Georgina_S, Feb 2024
Fantastic trip loved the palace and mosque. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable we would certainly recommend to friends and family.
According to the motto: less would be more.
Peter_P, Feb 2024
The tour was very impressive, but at just under 12 hours it was too long. Mustafa explained too much and in too much detail. You become overwhelmed. He should also shorten the photo stops. He helped everyone to take a few personal photos. And that always takes a lot of time. According to the motto: less would be more.
Abu Dabi view
Silvia_R, Feb 2024
The guide tour is fantastic. A. Hassan. He is very nice. The best tour in Abu Dabi. Enjoy the day. Nice trip
Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque and Qar Al Watan Palace
Darijo_B, Feb 2024
Absolutely fantastic trip. Everything was nice and organized. There is descent time to visit both attractions with fantastic guidance by Mariana. Very positive experience. Recommend
Perfect day tour with the perfect guide!
Luc_R, Feb 2024
We went to Abu Dhabi on a 1 day tour. It was such a nice day, mainly because of our tour guide Gigi!! Of course also the attractions were nice to see but having Gigi with us made our day special. Her humour, the nice/charming way she shared her knowledge on the culture of the country and the people was amazing! Please give our greetings to Gigi! Next time we come back to UAE, we will book a tour again WITH Gigi. Leslie and Luc from Luxembourg
Great
Michelle_M, Feb 2024
The tour guide was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and professional. The experience was smooth from start to finish.
Great day!
Meredith_W, Feb 2024
Great trip! Mufasa was a great guide and really made sure we had a wonderful time! It was a full day!
We had an awesome time....
Blanca_C, Feb 2024
We had an awesome time. Mufasa was very informative and enlightened us every step of the way with stories and interesting facts. He took very good care of his group. Thank you for a great guide.
A must try!
Hedayatullah_N, Feb 2024
Our driver Raz was amazing! He was friendly, knowledgeable, patient & very hospitable. The sights were incredible. The drive was very comfortable.
Perfect full day trip
Edmundas_R, Feb 2024
The tour guide Mostafa was very professional and knowledgeable. He was supporting everyone in the group and sharing a lot of facts about the city and history
Absolutely great tour.
Heather_M, Feb 2024
The best tour, had a great time. Paolo was very attentive and made our tour. He was very informative. Very good value for money. Would definitely recommend. 👍
Amazing tour, amazing memories for life
Anna_V, Feb 2024
Well organized trip and very informative. Would do it again! Reasonable price! Amazing place to visit Good guide!
Nice day trip
Tenesha_M, Feb 2024
Mohammed was an awesome tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and patient. He also made sure everyone got what they needed during the tour. I would definitely recommend this excursion.
Our tour guide Mohammad...
LaShanda_T, Feb 2024
Our tour guide Mohammad was very knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend him as a tour guide to anyone wanting to know the true history of Abu Dhabi.
Excellent tour and guide
LesJones, Feb 2024
Ziad our guide in Abu Dhabi provided an exceptional tour of the city and mosque. His knowledge about the local history and culture enriched the experience. The visit to the mosque was particularly insightful, with Ziad offering interesting details and creating a memorable exploration. Highly recommend his services.
Simply amazing!!!
PRINCE_N, Feb 2024
My husband and I had an amazing time on this trip. Our tour guard Mostafa Yones from Oceanair Travels is extremley hospitable and knowledgable. He went above and beyond in every aspect of the tour. He took his time to share the history of UAE at large and answered all our questions. He is an extremly friendly guy. He offered and took very nice pictures of us, comparable to profesional pictures. The driver was also very good. We enjoyed the tour very much. With no doubt, I recommend this tour to anyone visiting UAE.
Good value for money
YuenSzeVenus_W, Feb 2024
The Mosque is stunning! Our tour guide is very informative and friendly. Good value for money, recommend to people staying in Dubai and want to have a day trip in Abu Dhabi.
My trip to Dubai 2024
Dana_D, Feb 2024
Sunny, the tour guide was very professional, polite and well knowledgeable. The tour was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this tour if you visit Dubai. If you don’t have the correct clothing Sunny will provide it. Sunny reached out to me a day before the tour and informed me what to expect. He was timely also.
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