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Abu Dhabi - 1/2 Day Tour - From Dubai

This tour offers an ideal introduction to the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi city.

Departing from your hotel in the morning we drive approximately 2 hours to reach Abu Dhabi, our first stop is the fascinating Sheikh Zayed Mosque for an inside visit. Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world. It is named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and the first President of the United Arab Emirates, who is also buried at this location.

The Mosque is large enough to accommodate 40,000 worshippers. The main prayer hall can accommodate up to 9,000 worshippers. Two rooms next to the main prayer hall, with a 1,500-capacity each, are for the exclusive use of women.

After your mosque visit continue the drive to see the Heritage Village, here culture and traditions of the Emirate are reflected in recreated village scenes that provide a glimpse into the simple life and times before the discovery of oil. You can see mud-brick houses, a traditional mosque and a market.

Please note there is a minimum of 4 passengers required for this tour to operate; in case minimum numbers are not reached on the day of your tour, you will be advised as soon as possible and we will try to accommodate you on a different day.

When you’ve Booked:You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier to confirm the availability. Within 48 hours, once they confirm that your requested date/ticket is available we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any further information.

At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque:

  • Intimate behaviour; i.e. holding hands or kissing is not acceptable in a Muslim place of worship.
  • For safety and respect to worshippers, visitors should stay within the areas of the mosque that are permitted and not roam freely around.
  • Smoking and food are not allowed in the mosque area.
  • Visitors are requested not to touch the Holy Quran (Holy Book) and other architectural elements inside the main prayer hall.
  • Children are to be supervised at all times by parents.
  • Personal safety must be observed at all times. (Note: The architecture includes several reflective pools and should be avoided at all times by children).
  • Modest, conservative, loose fitting clothing; long sleeves, long skirts and trousers.
  • No transparent (see-through) clothing.
  • No shorts for men.
  • No shorts and skirts must be ankle length
  • No tight clothing, no swimwear and no beachwear.
  • Shoes will be removed before entering the mosque, so we recommend slip off shoes.
  • Headscarf for ladies is essential.

This tour offers an ideal introduction to the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi city as per the itinerary on the main page and after your tour you will be taken to the Emirates Palace Hotel to have a Buffet Lunch.

Ticket Information

  • Approx 2hr drive from Dubai
  • Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Visit Heritage Village
  • Visit Emirates Palace for a buffet lunch

Tour Dates: Every Monday and Wednesday.

Inclusions:Hotel pick-off and drop-off, Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle, English speaking guide, Buffet Lunch at Emirates Palace and Mineral water.

Exclusions:Any other food and beverages.

Meeting Time:From 8AM - Please be at meeting point at least 15min before departure time.

Meeting Point:You will be picked up from your hotel or a close centrally located meeting point (Not from far off hotels like Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa).

Drop off Time:5pm - 5.30pm.

Duration:7 hours.

Dress Code:Modest, conservative, loose fitting clothing; long sleeves, long skirts and trousers. No transparent (see-through) clothing. No shorts and skirts must be ankle length. No tight clothing, no swimwear and beachwear. Shoes will be removed before entering the mosque, so we recommend slip off shoes. Headscarf for ladies is essential.

Additional Information:Tour not suitable for passengers with mobility problems. Pick up times and drop off times are approximate and subject to change. Client will need to contact resort office at least 24hrs prior to departure to reconfirm.