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From Abu Dhabi: Grand Mosque & Presidential Palace City Tour

Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

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  • 300 to 330 minutes
  • Abu Dhabi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


How about we travel to the magnificent beauty of Abu Dhabi and get immersed in the stunning destinations in this half-day city tour? Check out the aesthetic essence of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, relaxing scenery of Abu Dhabi Corniche, the opulent charm of Emirates Palace, Etihad Towers and many more.


Visit the nation’s largest mosque, the ‘Sheikh Zayed Mosque’

Stroll around the scenic beauty of Abu Dhabi Corniche

Appreciate the wonder appealing Emirates Palace and Etihad Towers

Drench in the artistic and Arabian heritage of Qasr Al Watan Palace

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Stop At: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi - Al Rawdah - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Begin this thrilling half-day city tour to the notable destinations of Abu Dhabi with a prompt pick up from your hotel or selected location in Abu Dhabi in an air-conditioned vehicle. Let’s head to see the alluring white marble structure that serves as an epitome of splendor and elegance, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The mosque is known as the ‘White Pearl of the Gulf’ and is the largest in the country and the third largest mosque in the world. It took over 12 years to complete this truly majestic mosque and holds official world records for having the world's largest handmade carpet and the largest chandelier in the world.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: The Corniche, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Next, head to city Corniche to admire its clean water and surroundings.

Pass By: Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi, West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

The trip to Abu Dhabi is incomplete without taking at least one picture with the Emirates Palace in the backdrop. This place is a magical destination of ethereal beauty and unique experience. With this photo stop, take some cool pictures to cherish forever.

Stop At: Etihad Towers, Corniche West St Opp Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Let’s continue the tour to our next destination of five stunning towers, Etihad Towers. If you are a Fast and Furious die Hard Fan then rewind to the scene of the 7th installment to relive the scene and take a visit to this imposing tower observation deck to enjoy panoramic views of Abu Dhabi.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Qasr Al Watan, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi 001 United Arab Emirates

After which, let’s proceed to the Presidential Palace, the Qasr Al Watan. Indulge in a quirky opportunity to walk in the hallways of the Palace of the Nations. The place is a reflection of the Arabian artistry and heritage, which also serves as a treasure of knowledge about the story of Arabia in the contemporary world.

Now that we have covered the eminent destinations of Abu Dhabi, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location with loads of memories of today’s trip.

Later you will be taken back to your hotel or selected location.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Pick up and drop off to your selected location / hotel in Abu Dhabi.
  • Clean and air-conditioned modern vehicle.
  • Professional licensed tour guide.
  • Abaya with scarf for Ladies (local long black dress attire to visit mosque)
  • Cold mineral water
  • Entry fee based on the itinerary especially to Qasr Al Watan
  • Etihad Tower Observation deck visit
  • Entry/Admission - Etihad Towers
  • Entry/Admission - Qasr Al Watan
  • Entry/Admission - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above.
  • Tipping Kitty
  • Guide inside the Qasr Al Watan Palace
  • Entrance inside Emirates Palace (however it can be viewed from outside)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour guiding by professional tour guide Bilingual Languages.
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque on Fridays opens from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm and will be closed some certain dates and announcement of these days mostly few days before only, also it is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festival.
  • Mosques Dress Code. Mosques have very strict dress codes, when visiting; Women must wear long loose clothing, insure their arms and legs are fully covered. Women are also required to their heads at all times. However, company will provide long-local Abaya with scarf (long black dress-attire) if needed which must be returned back.
  • Near public transportation
  • Men must not show above their knees and cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will result in refused entry. Company does not provide any kind of clothes to men.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infants are not charged if they don’t require a seat.
  • Pick-up from your Abu Dhabi City Central hotels and cruise port only from outside the Cruise port gate, Airport pick up is available only from Premier inn Abu Dhabi Airport hotel.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Large bags or luggage is not allowed.
  • Entry to the Qasr Al Watan may be prohibited during presidential events but will be replaced with Qasr Al Hosn or Heritage Village (whichever available on that day)
  • There will be no entry for the tour guide inside the Qasr Al Watan but he will narrate you all the required information before you enter the Palace.
  • There is a shuttle bus service to the entrance from the main gate of the palace.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary Pickup is available from Abu Dhabi city hotels, apartments, and Cruise terminal Abu Dhabi ( Port Zayed ). 
Pickup from Abu Dhabi Airport is available from Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi. 
Pickup time will be within 45 minutes before your booked time. You will be contacted via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to confirm the exact pickup time


  • Port Zayed, G97H+RGW - Zayed Port - Al Mina - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


300 to 330 minutes

User's Reviews


21 Sep, 2023

Mariana our tour guide was excellent and it was really interesting to see the Grand Palace and the Mosque as this is certainly not something you would ever get the chance to see in the west. Overall it’s was excellent value for money and we were picked up on time and the communication beforehand was excellent.


20 Sep, 2023

Fabulous trip. Very well organised, great guide who explained everything perfectly for us & chatted to us. Great guy. The mosque and Palace were breathtaking. Magnificent buildings. Not to be missed if you are in Abu Dhabi.


18 Jun, 2023

The tourist guide was excellent in guiding the group. He also explained well the significant information about the site that we visited.


08 May, 2023

Jahan was an awesome guide! From pickup to drop off, everything was fantastic. The Grand Mosque, Ethiad Towers, and the presidential palace were incredible. Lunch at the mall and a bit of shopping was perfect 🙂 20/10! A++++


23 Apr, 2023

The tour "Abu Dhabi City Tour" is generally recommended. We visited everything according to the program. The mosque and the Qasr Al Watan Palace are really worth seeing and a highlight in Abu Dhabi. The Etihad Towers are not that spectacular if you have been on the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa before, but the view of Abu Dhabi is worth it. We have already spent 3 hours of the planned 5.5 hours in the mosque due to long waiting times, which meant that we only had little time at Qasr Al Watan Palace (there was also a longer waiting time at the cash desk and at the shuttle bus ). Organizationally, this tour was marginal. At first we were scheduled for a full day tour even though we had booked the half day tour. We came across it by accident during the preliminary communication after several chats and ended up in the right tour. According to booking, we should be picked up at 9 a.m. or up to 45 minutes earlier. The pick up time was at 9:50 a.m. Instead of in maximum 15 participants, there were 25 people in the tour group. The tour lasted 6.5 hours due to the long waiting times, which are also known. The whole thing wouldn't be so bad if you hadn't had to be back on board at a defined time, which was communicated to the tour guide "Gigi" at the beginning of the tour. We were back in cruise port 20 minutes after the official latest boarding time.

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