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Abu Dhabi Castle & palace tours

Our most recommended Abu Dhabi Castle & palace tours

Abu Dhabi: Grand Mosque, Presidential Palace, & Etihad Tower

1. Abu Dhabi: Grand Mosque, Presidential Palace, & Etihad Tower

Explore Abu Dhabi's top sights on a guided tour of the city. Visit the Etihad Towers, learn about the government of the UAE at the Presidential Palace, and marvel at the beauty of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Get picked up by your driver from your hotel or selected location in Abu Dhabi. Hop into an air-conditioned vehicle and get ready to explore the capital city of UAE. Make your first stop at the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Enter this world-famous example of Islamic architecture. See the fabulous craftsmanship of this space which can accommodate around 40,000 worshippers inside its walls.  View the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet, 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs before heading to Marina Mall for a lunch break. Either dine in the mall restaurants or food court, at your own expense. Continue on to the Etihad Towers, a complex of 5 opulent skyscrapers. This entertainment hub offers you the chance for leisure dining and shopping. Enjoy the panoramic views of Abu Dhabi city from the observation deck of the Etihad Towers. Finally, visit Qasr Al Watan, the Presidential Palace, a tribute to Arabic heritage and craftsmanship. Gain an insight into governance, knowledge, and artistry that has shaped the nation of UAE. At the end of the tour, be dropped off back at your hotel or a select location in Abu Dhabi.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

With its natural islands, premium resorts, cultural attractions, and architectural wonders, Abu Dhabi offers something for every traveler. Brace up to explore the most-iconic attractions of Abu Dhabi on a full-day sightseeing tour from Dubai! Start your day after being picked up from your hotel in Dubai and learn about one of the richest cities in the world as you travel along the Persian Gulf. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE, is a place that is closely knit to the culture and religion of the UAE. You will see one-of-a-kind treasures while navigating the marbled halls, such as Swarovski chandeliers, patterned designs, and the largest hand-knotted carpet in the world. A drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche offers you a beautiful view of the Persian Gulf, its turquoise blue waters, and the skylines. Then, the Etihad towers, a striking architectural landmark on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, offer dining, stay, and entertaining options in one location. The breathtaking panoramic views of the city, including the view of Emirates Palace, and the Arabian Gulf from the observation deck enchants anyone who comes there. Experience the dining options at the Marina Mall. You will get the time to enjoy lunch (at your own expense) here. If you prefer dining at a local restaurant, you will get the option for that as well. Touring around the Qasr Al Watan, a functioning presidential palace and a cultural place in Abu Dhabi, lets you learn more about the tradition that has defined the history of the UAE. The palace is also an architectural marvel and houses artifacts and treasures. After a full day of fun and sightseeing, enjoy a ride back to your hotel, where we’ll drop you off safely.

Abu Dhabi: City Tour with Grand Mosque & Royal Palace Visit

3. Abu Dhabi: City Tour with Grand Mosque & Royal Palace Visit

Explore Abu Dhabi on a sightseeing tour of the city's important landmarks. Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Corniche, Etihad Towers, and more. Start your day of adventure with pickup service at your hotel or selected location in Abu Dhabi. Here, your friendly driver/guide will be waiting to meet you before taking you to explore the capital city’s iconic attractions. This sightseeing tour begins at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. Afterward, stroll along the City Corniche, a pleasant waterfront, before stopping to take photos of the Emirates Palace and visit the Etihad Towers, which were used in the Fast and Furious 7 film. Afterward, visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan Palace housed in the presidential palace compound of UAE. Notice the architectural features, historical artifacts, and other historical treasures of the palace. Finally, you will be taken back to your hotel or selected location.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Qasr Al Watan Full Day-Trip From Dubai

4. Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Qasr Al Watan Full Day-Trip From Dubai

Immerse yourself in Abu Dhabi on a day trip from Dubai. Experience breathtaking buildings and views with visits to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Qasr Al Watan palace, and Emirates Palace. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Dubai. Relax during the scenic 90-minute journey from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE. Enter the mosque and be spellbound by its breathtaking interior – a symphony of marble, gold, crystals, and ceramics. Next, take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience scenic views of the Persian Gulf. Then, enjoy a visit to another landmark of Abu Dhabi, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the Furious 7 movie will recognize this imposing tower. Stop for lunch at the Marina Mall. Enjoy a delicious meal at your own expense at one of the mall’s restaurants or food courts. Afterward, explore the Qasr Al Watan, or the “Palace of the Nation.” This splendid palace offers insight into Arab heritage and the governing principles that shaped the history of the UAE. Explore the palace’s fascinating exhibits and marvel at its exquisite craftsmanship. Afterward, return to your accommodations in Dubai.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

5. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

Enjoy a day trip by van to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. Stop at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, take a stroll at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and see sights like the Emirates Palace. Following a pickup from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi, listening to the fascinating stories about one of the richest cities in the world along the way. Your first stop is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, an incredible mosque exemplifying the beauty of Islamic architectural brilliance. Spend time in the mosque with your guide.   Next, enjoy a visit to another of Abu Dhabi's landmarks, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the ‘Furious 7’ movie will remember the imposing tower. Afterward, stop at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and take a stroll with scenic views of the Arabian Gulf. See the Emirates Palace from afar and take snaps for your photo collection with these wonderful structures as the backdrop. Make a stop for lunch at the Marina Mall, the Carrefour, the food court, or a restaurant with a view of the Corniche. Visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan Palace housed in the Presidential Palace compound of UAE. Notice the architectural features, historical artifacts, and other historical treasures of the palace. Finally, relax on the return journey to Dubai.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Qasr al Watan

6. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Qasr al Watan

Explore Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on this tour from Dubai. See the city's major sights and have lunch at a luxury hotel. After the pickup at your hotel in Dubai, drive to Abu Dhabi. Upon entering the city you see the golden minarets of Sheikh Zayed Mosque and visit Quasar Al Watan, ticket included. Admire the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and its amazing architecture. Continue your drive toward Qasr Al Wantan, an incredible landmark, and marvel at the majestic hallways with their precious and impressive designs that define the Arabic craftsmanship. Leave the palace with a memorable drive through down Corniche Road and admire the different shapes of the skyline. After a delicious lunch at a 4-star hotel, marvel at the dynamic developments of Saadiyat Island. Finish your journey with a short photo stop at the Yas marina before heading back to Dubai.

Abu Dhabi: City Tour and Desert Dune Bashing Safari

7. Abu Dhabi: City Tour and Desert Dune Bashing Safari

From exploring the iconic attractions to enjoying the best of the desert, get ready to discover the best of Abu Dhabi on a combo tour. You will be picked up from your accommodation or any other preferred location and ride to the first destination, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The mosque, which is one of the largest in the world, highlights the perfect harmony of cultural traditions and contemporary architecture. Feel how lucky you are to witness its grandeur, which includes the largest hand-woven carpet in the world, glass panels with Swarovski crystals, chandeliers, and more. The Qasr Al Watan palace is a place that will take you for a ride through Arab culture and architecture while treating your eyes to its beautiful gardens, stunning architecture, and splendor. Another highlight of the tour is the Etihad Towers complex. The panoramic views of the city from its observation deck can make anyone spellbound. Before we take you on to your next part of the tour, we’ll drop you off at the Marina Mall, where you shall take a halt for an hour or two (depending on the season). Here, you may have lunch or simply enjoy the mall. The next part of the tour starts with a desert safari. Feel your heart race as you descend the steep sand dunes on a dune-bashing vehicle or by sand boarding, soaking in the splendor of the desert. Witnessing a beautiful desert sunset from a Bedouin camp is a sight that one shouldn’t miss. As the sun goes down, a BBQ Buffet feast will be offered to you, along with a chance to take part in the Bedouin entertainment, followed by an interesting stargazing session. The tour ends with a drive back to your hotel, where we’ll safely drop you.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 128 reviews

A brilliant Day out! Our guide Zaid arrived early at the the hotel and took us to a location where other people would join us. We went to the impressive palace, drove along the corniche, up the Emirates Tower, had a decent lunch and then went to the mosque. There’s quite a bit of walking involved - keep that in mind! And some members of the group decided to not Stick with us which causes some delays. Overall a Great Day out. Recommended!

We had an amazing visit to Abu Dhabi, with Ziad our tour guide making sure it was a great day. The tour was very organised and Ziad was very knowledgeable, telling us all of the facts and history of every attraction, with humour along the way. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Dubai.

We are very satisfied with the tour! All the places we have visited are beautiful and the guide was very knowledgeable and told us all the important things. The car picked us up at home and drove us to the bus. Then we traveled for an hour to Abu Dhabi. Well worth the money!

We would like you thank you everything to Iqban, it was the best choice to explore Abu-Dhabi! He was telling a lot of useful things regarding this city. :)

It is really worthy. Ziad is an excellent trip advisor!!