Day trip

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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Explore Abu Dhabi's towering skyscrapers, entertainment centers, mosques, and palaces on this full-day trip by van from Dubai. Admire views of the city from the Observation Deck of Etihad Towers.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
French, Chinese, English, German, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Dubai city hotels and apartments. Pickup will be conducted 45 minutes before your selected time, depending on location. Be sure to be ready in the lobby of your hotel 45 minutes before the tour starting time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Wonder at the grand opulence of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Trace out Arabian heritage and artistry at Qasr Al Watan Palace
  • Take a relaxing walk along the Abu Dhabi Corniche
  • Visit the capital’s top attractions such as Etihad Towers Observation Deck
  • Stroll around the center and admire the exceptional architecture
Full description

Enjoy a full 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 pick-up 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 about 1.5-hours in the mosque with your live 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. You will also see the Emirates Palace. 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.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at accommodation in Dubai
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional, licensed tour guide
  • Visit the Observation Deck of Etihad Tower
  • Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Ticket to the Palace, Garden, and other public spaces within Qasr Al Watan premises
  • Abaya and scarf (long black attire) for ladies
  • Cold mineral water
  • Guided tour inside the palace
  • Lunch (at own expense)
  • Clothes for men
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (not mandatory)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present their passport, proof of full vaccination, and a negative Covid-19 PCR taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The duration of the tour includes all pickups and drop-offs
  • The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is not open for visits during any Islamic festivals
  • Do not book a tour on a Friday if you have a flight that day, as drop-off times may vary due to traffic
  • Women must wear long, loose clothing and ensure that their arms, legs, and heads are covered at all times
  • An abaya with a scarf (long black attire) may be borrowed from the tour operator
  • Men must not reveal any skin above the knees and their shoulders must be covered, failure to do so may result in refused entry
  • No clothing will be provided to men
  • The mosque is open until 7:00 PM on Fridays
  • Restaurants will not be open during the month of Ramadan. During this time you are recommended to bring food with you
  • You must carry your original passport while traveling
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 730 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our tour guide was amazing, not only he was knowledgeable but also very attentive. We wanted to stop by lunch for taste of good quality food he recommended very nice cheap and tasty food place. We had to be back by certain time back to the hotel and flew through all the traffic not only we learned so much about all the places we visited, we had amazing service everywhere along the way. Highly recommended

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March 28, 2022

Abholung vom Hotel: überpünktlich, zuverlässig Busfahrer: vorsichtige, zurückhaltende Fahrweise Guide Jahal (?): sehr gut zu verstehen, sehr gute Vortragsweise, sehr freundlich, sehr gute Organisation mit Extras, keine Hektik sondern überall ausreichend Zeit. Kommunikation mit "Local Partner" (OceanAir): Änderung des Abholortes war einfach möglich, Antworten auf E-Mails kamen rasch. Gesamt: ein sehr schöner Ausflug in entspannter Atmosphäre. GetYourGuide: etwas zu viele Werbe-Mails, aber sehr guter Kundendienst bei Fragen wegen Online-Bezahlung.

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March 20, 2022

This was a culturally enriching experience. Covered all places. The grand mosque is beautiful and the palace was stunning! Best views from up one of the Etihad towers. Pickup was on time, ride was comfortable, our guide Jahaan was informative and interesting, drop off was also on time and accomodated to our requests. Overall a pleasant experience

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March 10, 2022

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