Day trip

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Activity provider: Gray Line UAE & OMAN
Day trip

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Activity provider: Gray Line UAE & OMAN

From US$ 61 per person

Explore Abu Dhabi on this trip from Dubai. Enjoy a guided tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and visit sights like Yas Island, the Yas Mall, and the traditional Heritage Village.

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Duration 9 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
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Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel in Dubai.
Small group available


  • Admire the intricate Islamic art and carvings at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Explore the world famous Yas island
  • See the giant Saadiyat Island project
Full description

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi on this day trip from Dubai. Admire the architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Emirates Palace. Immerse yourself in local culture at the Heritage Village.

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubai. Stop at one of the largest mosques in the world, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Marvel its intricate Islamic carvings and exquisite white marble work on a guided tour.

Continue on to Yas Island and stop at the Yas Mall, where you have the option to sit down for a delicious lunch. Drive through the Saadiyat Island project to see the newly completed Louvre museum and the Guggenheim museum, which is still being built.

View local markets and drive past gleaming white mosques, the Emirates Palace, and elegant high-rise apartments. Stop at the Heritage Village, which depicts the traditional daily lives of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil.

Your trip ends with drop-off at Emirates Mall, Dubai Mall, Burjuman-Bur Dubai, or City Centre Deira, depending on your preference.

  • Hotel pickup
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Audio-guided tour
  • Entrance fees to Abu Dhabi Heritage Village and Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Guided tour of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Free time at Yas Mall
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • Smoking is prohibited in all vehicles
  • Before photographing any local residents, kindly ask their permission
  • Photographing local ladies is not permitted
  • Schedules are likely to change during the Holy Month of Ramadan
  • Meals are based on a food-only basis. Any beverages (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) will be charged per consumption, to be paid directly at the restaurant
  • Ladies visiting the mosque are required to cover their heads with a scarf and must not wear shorts, beachwear, or sleeveless outfits (women are to be fully covered)
  • Men visiting the mosque must wear long trousers
  • Children under the age of 12 receive a 30% discount
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 370 reviews

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It was a very pleasant trip. Visiting the mosque was a childhood dream come true. The only sad thing was that we couldn't pray inside because there was a predetermined route for the tourists. We had free time in the YAS Mall because we hadn't made any additional bookings. So we could have lunch in peace. The ride was pleasant and the tour guide was very nice. Headphones are provided on the bus so that you can hear a lot of details about the story while driving. This made the journey go by quite quickly (1 hour 45 minutes from Dubai to the mosque). I can recommend, I would do it again. I deducted one star because with the simple booking (without Ferrari Wold or Louvre) there is a lot of driving around to let the time pass because the others have to be collected again.

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February 2, 2023

We were picked up in a mini bus and took to a bus collection point no one knew what was going on no one said what coach to get on I don’t even think they knew we went to the mosque and the guild did not tell us anything about the mosque which was very disappointing I was told long sleeves legs covered and head scarf of which I had to be told I was not dresses what they wanted so had to buy a full dress we got commentary through the ear phones but I don’t feel there was any communication we visited a few places which were ok when we got back to Dubai we were told on the itinerary we’re would be taken to a shopping centre to be dropped off but no we were dropped off in a place we did not know and had to find and pay for a taxi ,not an enjoyable day.

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January 11, 2023

This is a great option to see both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The bus tour to Abu Dhabi was comfortable with a good tour guide with us. The sites and port of call where relevant and educational. Anyone who visits Dubai should add an extra day to take this tour albeit Abu Dhabi is much smaller than Dubai and not much as having a lot of attraction sites. It is a good tour for educational purposes

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December 12, 2022

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