Dubai to Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque & Qasr Al Watan Palace

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Premium Abu Dhabi Full Day Trip from Dubai

From USD 97.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get to know Abu Dhabi on a day trip from Dubai that lets you explore the largest emirate on a time budget. All transportation is included, saving you the hassle figuring out logistics, and a guide makes the most of your time by taking you straight to Abu Dhabi highlights like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Emirates Palace and Etihad Towers, and more.
  • Guided tour of Abu Dhabi from Dubai
  • Get local insight into Abu Dhabi from your guide
  • See key Abu Dhabi sights in just one day
  • All transportation included for easy transfers

What's Included

  • Pick-up and drop off available from Dubai city
  • Transportation by clean, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cold mineral water
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Visit
  • Qasr Al Watan "Royal Palace" Tickets
  • Etihad Towers Observation Deck Tickets
  • Abaya for women to be returned after use
  • Tips and any expenses or services not mentioned in "what's included"

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Complimentary pickup is available from Dubai city hotels, apartments, and Cruise terminal Dubai ( Port Rashid & Dubai Harbour ). Dubai Airport is available from the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel.

What To Expect

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Etihad Towers

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi (Pass By)

Marina Mall

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Qasr Al Watan

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Mosques & Palace have very strict dress codes: women must wear long loose clothing, and ensure their arms and legs are fully covered. Women are also required to cover their heads at all times. For Mosque visit a long Abaya with scarf (long black dress attire) will be provided by the tour operator if needed which must be returned back; Men must not show above their knees and must cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will be a refused entry. The tour operator cannot provide any clothing for men
  • Tattoos must be covered
  • It is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festival.
  • The duration of this tour will be between 8 and 9 hours depending on traffic
  • It is not recommended to book this tour on Friday if you have a return flight on the same day, as the drop-off time is dependent on traffic and can not be guaranteed.
  • Lunch not included - you will be given time for lunch at Marina Mall, Carrefour or Food court OR The full Corniche view restaurant (at your own expense). Restaurants will not be available during the month of Ramadan, it is recommended to carry some snacks with you.
  • During any Presidential Events, Qasr Al Watan might shut down to the public without any previous announcements as it is a national palace
  • There is a shuttle bus service to the entrance from the main gate of the palace
  • Guided tours are not allowed within the palace; your guide will narrate important information about the palace before the visit
  • Kindly share your WhatsApp number for easy communication during the pickup
  • Pickup is available from all the Dubai City Hotels, Apartments & Cruise Terminals (Port Rashid & Dubai Harbour). Pickup outside the city limit is available for an additional fee
  • Royal Palace entry tickets are included, but the tour guide won't be able to provide explanations inside the palace as it is not permitted. Guide will give you all the information about the palace before you enter inside.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

The palace is quite a treat and worth going back for again and again!
We recommend take this tour because it has Royal Palace visit (as I have looked, most of the tours don't have it) - Qasr Al Watan is so worth the visit!
If you don't want the buffet you get dropped off at the marina mall for lunch of your choice.


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Don_B, Oct 2023
The guide was very knowledgeable of the locations and UAE history. His willingness to take our picture provide me with several fantastic pictures of myself in different areas. The Mosque and Palace were just magnificent Being able to rush thru lines made the trip so much smoother.
Great Day in Abu Dhabi
James_S, Oct 2023
Mustaffa was very knowledgeable on all points of the tour and went out of his way to answer any questions. He went out of his way to point out any and all key points. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants a good overview of Abu Dhabi in a day.
A Fabulous day in Abu Dhabi
Malcolm_B, Oct 2023
This was an amazing tour to Abu Dhabi. Ahmed our host, was great, very entertaining and informative both on the journey there, and throughout the tour. We visited the Presidential Palace in the morning, and the Grand Mosque in the afternoon. They were both very beautiful, truly amazing. Also it was great to see Abu Dhabi, which is very different to Dubai, not as busy, less traffic, and we had lovely views of the islands from the Etihad tower. This tour is highly recommended, and one not to be missed.
Ahmed Elshemy
848f57mdbp, Oct 2023
Our guid Ahmed Elshemy did a an excellent job explaining everything from beginning to the end of our tour and answered all the questions for the group he was passionate and knowledgeable. Thanks Jamshid
Guide did excellent. Was...
Sheri_S, Oct 2023
Guide did excellent. Was fast paced, but gave you ideas of the areas you would want to come back and spend more time.
Amazing experience
Tadas_R, Oct 2023
Booked many experiencies during dubai trip, this was the best so far. Worth every penny, all the atractions were amazing. Its worth your time and money!
Abu Dhabi Highlights
Michael_D, Sept 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour with Riah. She communicates well, and she is personable, yet professional. It was clear, right from the beginning, that Riah wanted our experience to be special. She delivered! She regularly checked with us to make sure we were comfortable and she did not rush us through any of the tours. She always made sure that we felt that we had enough time as we visited various sites. We would definitely welcome having her, again, for future tours.
Fantastic tour
chrisking1961, Sept 2023
This is a must to visit if your in Abu Dhabi . Stunning architecture it will blow you away . Tour guide Iqbal was excellent and so knowledgeable
Great tour!
Antonella_Z, Sept 2023
Great experience! Paulo provided us a great time, shared the history of the country and very thoughtful.
Wonderful Tour
Laura_D, Sept 2023
Great tour! Well organized and our tour guide Haseeb was very knowledgeable on UAE history. I would definitely recommend!
Returned to keep promise.
William_P, Sept 2023
3 main highlights , Royal Palace, Etihad Towers and of course the Mosque.. My wife and I visited Abu Dhabi 4 years ago and I had to go into the mosque on my own as my wife had a lace blouse and she was refused entry. I promised her I would bring her back to visit. She was delighted. Ocean tours are very professional, collected and returned by taxi to central point. Johan the guide was exceptional in knowledge, and caring for his party.
A must on your itinerary to Dubai!
Stephanie_O, Sept 2023
What a beautiful experience, definitely breathtaking. The Grand Mosque & Qasr Al Waltan left me speechless, the UAE is such a beautiful country with so much detail in every infrastructure. Our tour guide Jose was very knowledgeable about his country and gave us so much insight, not to mention his time management was impeccable.
Wonderful day trip
Wenfeng_S, Sept 2023
We had a wonderful day out to Abu Dhabi grand mosque thanks to our tour guide Paolo who is very friendly polite and knowledgeable. He looked after us well, and explained the stories behind the scene of these historical buildings/ architectures. Well worth every penny. Thank you very much.
Highlights of Abu Dhabi
Anthony_C, Sept 2023
The day trip to Abu Dhabi was excellent. Our guide was highly knowledgeable and helpful. We learned a lot about the history, economy and likely future of Abu Dhabi. A ‘must do’ when staying in Dubai.
the tour guide was...
ajene_k, Sept 2023
the tour guide was great.and it was an experience was one of a kind I would recommend semah any time
Spectacular experience
Safia_A, Sept 2023
Hello, I’m more than happy to share our experience at Abu Dhabi! It was such a surreal experience! The grounds and we’re extraordinarily beautiful! Seeing something so spectacular in person was truly a dream come true. Our tour guide, Paolo, was beyond amazing to be around! His passion and love for the culture made the whole experience memorable! His joked with us, took amazing photos (he should be a photographer as well), he made sure every single person had an amazing time. Me and my friend were talking and both knew that if it wasn’t for Paolo being our tour guide, this trip wouldn’t have been the same. He radiates positive, exciting, passionate energy. And his knowledge on everything is truly amazing. We took a nap right after arriving to our hotel. When we woke up, we both thought Abu Dhabi was a dream, and we have to go to our pictures to make sure we were actually there😂. From the pick up to drop off, we’re happy to have chosen this company to have this experience with. You guys have been professional, accommodating and fun to be around. Thank you so much for making this trip one of our favourites!
Abu Dhabi day trip from Dubai
Yage_W, Sept 2023
This was a nice day trip to see the main attractions in Abu Dhabi. The tour operator is reliable and efficient. Everything went pretty smoothly from arranging pickup to following the itinerary. My tour guide Mariana was great.
A must do trip to Abu Dhabi
Steve_G, Sept 2023
Momen our guide was very informative and knowledgeable also very friendly. He kept us informed of places of interest as well as the history of Abu Dhabi , the palace and the mosque. We throughly enjoyed the trip and would recommend it Steve and Wendy Gibson
Exceptional ❤️
NICOLE_C, Sept 2023
Both the Palace and the Mosque 🕌 are a must do. The tour guide is very nice, very knowledgeable and extremely helpful 🙏❤️
Locations amazing, the tour can be improved
Sorin_R, Sept 2023
The location were amazing,the Palace was spectacular,the tour itself felt kinda rushed, you jump from one place to another very quickly, no breaks or any kind of snacks until the tour its finished, that was about 6 hours, after even though they take you to a mall, the tour guide just gives you 2 options even though you have to pay for the food wich felt a bit weird, I guess he gets commission form those 2 restaurants. Beside that everything good.

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