Day trip

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

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 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.

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 743 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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The tour was super informative, on the bus tour to Abu Dhabi the guide told us a lot about the culture and the country. The Royal Palace and Etihad Towers were more than worth the trip. We only found it a pity that there was far too little time everywhere and we then took a long lunch break for it. Great tour definitely recommended!

June 12, 2022

The tour was very well planned, one day before the start, the departure time was compared again via WhatsApp and attention was drawn to clothing and corona rules. The driver and tour guide were standing in front of the hotel on time in the morning. We booked in German and got a perfectly German speaking Egyptian. Through his long-standing contacts, he had already arranged a nice restaurant for lunch. The price for it was also great.

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May 29, 2022

experience to try for those who stay in dubai but do not want to miss the main beauties of abu dhabi collected in a few hours. our guide Stefano was very kind and professional, as well as speaking excellent Italian. definitely recommended, also because they come to pick you up and drop you off from your hotel in dubai!

May 21, 2022

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