Guided tour

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

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

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

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 88.70 per person

Discover top landmarks in Abu Dhabi on this tour the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Qasr Al Watan, and the Etihad Towers. Dive into the city's spirituality, culture, and luxury. on this guided tour.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Abu Dhabi city hotels, apartments, and the cruise terminal in Port Zayed. Pickup from Abu Dhabi Airport available from Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi.
Private or small groups available


  • Wonder at the grand opulence of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Acquaint yourself with the Arabic heritage and culture at Qasr Al Watan Palace
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the city from the observation deck of Etihad Towers
Full description

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.

  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Abaya for ladies during the mosque visit (to be returned after use)
  • Cold mineral water
  • Any extra services or expenses (excluding the above)
  • Guidance inside the Qasr Al Watan Palace (entrance only)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You must follow a strict dress code while entering the mosque and palace; no shorts or sleeveless tops; knees, shoulders, and tattoos must be covered for both women and men
  • You will get an Abaya (a long black dress with a headscarf), which must be returned; there won’t be any clothing provided for men
  • The mosque will remain open from 3 PM to 7 PM on Fridays
  • The mosque is closed to tourists during Islamic festivals and also on specific dates which are announced by the authorities a few days prior to the occasion
  • During presidential events, Qasr Al Watan might shut down to the public without any prior announcement
  • Guided tours are not allowed within the palace
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 120 reviews

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Robert was a great guide! Always explained everything to the group very well and was able to tell a lot of interesting facts about the three stations on the tour. He also does an excellent job as a photographer for the group! The tour itself is definitely worth it! All very impressive!

October 20, 2022

This excursion is really recommended for everyone who wants to experience Abu Dhabi. The German-speaking tour guide was really very good! He was able to answer every question we had and took great care of us, since we were brought and picked up with a separate shuttle to the well-air-conditioned bus, he made sure that the driver was there on time. Even when we forgot a bag, he called and everything found its way back to us. The tour itself didn't get boring, photo stops were possible at any time and the mosque, presidential palace and towers were really very beautiful! The only drawback is that there are always holidaymakers in the tour groups of 14-15 people who cannot keep to the specified times for departures. This extends the trips up to 2 hours. But guide, service and bus were really very good!

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October 4, 2022

Robert from Austria entertained us very well on the tour and, in addition to a lot of interesting facts about the Emirates, also told us a lot about it. It was a good time and we saw a lot. Among other things, the first rain in the UAE :-) Tip: let Robert help you with the photos, he knows the best angles and gave us great photos as a family of three :-)

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July 26, 2022

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