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Dubai to Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque & Qasr Al Watan Palace
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Dubai to Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque & Qasr Al Watan Palace

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Ages 3-80, max of 15 per group
Duration: 8–9 hours
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2023

  • Pick-up and drop off from Dubai
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Unlimited water
  • Entry to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Qasr Al Watan "Royal Palace" Tickets
  • Etihad Towers Observation Deck Tickets - 74 Floor
  • Abaya for ladies to visit the Mosque " to be returned"
  • Entry/Admission - Abu Dhabi
  • Entry/Admission - Etihad Towers
  • Entry/Admission - Qasr Al Watan
What's not included
  • Lunch (Own expenses)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    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.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Cruise Terminal 2, 77CH+QXG - Port Rashid - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
      • Dubai Harbour, Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91421P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • 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
        • 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.
        • Mosque Hours: Sat to Thu: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm (Last entry 9:30 pm)
        • Fri: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Last entry 11:30 am) & from 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Last entry 9:30 pm)
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
          Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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        • 2
          Abu Dhabi
          Stop: 60 minutes
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        • 3
          Etihad Towers
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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          Pass by
          The Corniche
        • 4
          Qasr Al Watan
          Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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          Ok, but most elements done badly.
          Overall the trip is ok and enjoyable, but everything is a bit rushed and you are just being processed on a tourist conveyor belt of opportunities for them to take photos of you to try and sell to you. The quad biking was good, the food at the camp was excellent and the final performance (the fire dancer) was very good. However, the rest is not great - the camel ride is only approximately 5 mins (so they can take your picture), the falconry is not falconry, it is just a falcon sat on a sleeve that you can hold, so they can take your picture, you get 1 (2 if you ask) goes on the sandboarding on a pretty small slope and the star gazing is just 3 telescopes all pointed at the moon with no one to tell you anything other than "that is the moon". Overall quite disappointing.
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome experience
          This tour was definitely worth it. Our tourist guide Jose was very supportive and provided an excellent service. He was attentive to our needs and has vast experience about Dubai and Abu Dhabi culture. 100% recommended!
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience!
          The visit was great! We learned a lot about a very different culture that ours and Fesal guided in a great, insightful and light manner!
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          Perfect
          One of the best experience I had in my life. Everything was so beautiful. Our guide Fesal gave us so much details about the place, the country, the culture and the religion. Thanks for everything. You clearly deserve 5 stars.
          Written 3 March 2024
        • Ellie-Jo1234567
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          5 stars!
          Amazing day! Very good value for the money we paid with lots of activities included… quad biking, sandboarding, camel riding, star gazing, sunset watching along with evening dancing entertainment and a bbq buffet. We got picked up from our hotel on time with easy communication beforehand. The quad biking was the best experience, I would recommend choosing the single quad bike tour. This was followed by the Sandboarding and camel riding. The bbq buffet for the evening meal was excellent, a wide variety of food and drinks with something for everyone. Thank you to Tariq, our tour guide for the day. I would highly recommend this desert tour, 5 stars!!!
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        • E2705NImanuelm
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Experience
          We booked the four hour Tour (dune bashing, camel, falcon picture, dune boarding etc). Our driver was Waleed. Even He got an time delay due late arriving guests He was always funny and gives his best to offer a great experience. He was amazing in dune bashing. :) we can only recommend it.
          Written 3 March 2024
        • Fredrmnf
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing trip
          Islam Khan is a very good driver and also a very nice and funny guy. Plus a perfect photographer!! Unforgettable! Hope to return one day…
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        • Inspire770401
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must do activity !
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        • Tixapintora
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cool
          All tour went as was planned. Really well organised!! Its a good tour to go solo too! Nadeem very kind too and offers him self to take pictures!
          Written 2 March 2024
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best Desert Experience!
          Amazing amazing tour! My family really enjoyed the wonderful scenery and trip. Shihab is really helpful and great tour guide!
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          Amazing trip with amazing Nadeem!
          Amazing experience. Nadeem Ghafar Is so kindly! Amazing Guy, taking photo of us and asking that it’s okay. Really nice!
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        Giovanna C
        Sao Paulo, SP2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2021 • Family
        The tour was really nice and the guide Adnan was even better. To begin with, he is very polite, patient, smart, punctual and knows everything you could ask about UAE. The car was also really clean.
        He was very very kind, gave great and detailed explanations about the places we were visiting and also about the history of the country. I was with my mom who doesnt understand english but is still really curious to know about the places we were visiting and Adnan would kindly wait for me to translate everything to her in out language, always asking if she understood what he was explaining. He also helped us a lot by providing proper clothing to go inside the Abu Dhabi Mosque, also giving necessary information on how we should behave inside to avoid problem and have a nice experience.
        Another amazing thing was that he was flexible about our timing inside each stop, telling us to feel free to enjoy a little bit extra time in case we felt like we needed more time to appreciate everything.
        He also has no rush and puts effort into taking amazing pictures and videos for us, which he has great new pose ideas.
        My mom also asked if we could pass by the Louvre Museum and he did, even though it was not in our itinerary.
        The tour itself is amazing and we were able to see the best of Abu Dhabi, specially the Al Qasar Buildings which is definitely the most beautiful and unique architecture and design we’ve ever seen in our whole lives.
        Would totally recommend the tour, specially if Adnan is your guide.
        Written 19 December 2021
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        Bintu K
        4 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Absolutely breath taking. Hassan our tour guide was just brilliant, charismatic, very knowledgeable and respectful. He did a great job of informing us about UAE history and culture the entire drive to Abu Dhabi and throughout the tour, and as a solo girl traveller I felt super safe and taken care of from start to finish. The tour groups are smaller so it’s easier to get around and not waste time moving with larger crowds of groups.

        Everything was well paced - from the mosque tour, to the presidential palace, to the towers overlooking Dubai. There was more than enough time to take photos and videos. Tip: make sure you bring a charger (wireless or with a wire - both are fine because the presidential palace has loads of UK plug sockets).

        It’s quite a long day (I was picked up from my hotel at at 8:15am and was dropped back at around 7pm) so eat breakfast!

        You’re also not allowed to bring in things like makeup or liquids in the mosque so be mindful of that. And no posing, holding hands or showing skin of course when inside the mosque.

        As a woman, you’re required to cover yourself from head to toe when you enter the mosque but don’t worry about buying the traditional wear as the tour guide provides you with it all (and even wraps your head for you!)

        As a man, you need to make sure your arms and legs are covered (your thoughts and knee caps shouldn’t be showing). You’re also provided with traditional gowns if you want to wear them.

        My only red flag is that there’s no meal covered in the tour package which doesn’t make sense to me for such a long day of touring. You have to pay for your food and we were taken to a camel meat restaurant. If you don’t want to eat at the camel meat restaurant they take you to halfway through tour, make sure you pick up some food in the mosque shopping mall after you’ve toured it. They’ve got a McDonald’s, Boots, Subway and other more traditional restaurants there.

        The Etihad Towers have the most stunning views of Dubai, and you get to see all the places you just visited from so high up. It’s breathtaking.

        Definitely a worth while tour and great use of a full day - just need to subsidise lunch!
        Written 13 December 2022
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        German V
        Australia1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2022
        Very nice and smooth trip, fully complying with what was advertised. We had light traffic and they added some non scheduled stops for some photos like the Louvre museum and the Corniche. Our guide Hassan was informative, helpful and adaptive to some specific needs of our group. He moved quickly to avoid queues, collecting tickets for the group and allow us quick entrance to all the advertised places. He was very resourceful with a problem with a PCR test in the Dubai - Abu Dhabi test control, he saved the day!.
        Written 23 February 2022
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        Елена К
        Tver, Russia2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Today's trip was one of the most interesting days in Dubai. Thanks to our guide Abdul, we visited the most majestic places of Abu Dhabi. It was an incredible journey that amazed us with the luxury, beauty and grandeur of the Muslim religion. At the same time, Abdul helped us throughout the pre-fight, told us historical moments, took pictures himself, which he did very professionally. After visiting the official places, he took us to a very good cafe, where he introduced us to the traditional Vrab cuisine, very tasty and for quite affordable money. Thanks to the company and personally to Abdul for a great day!!!
        Written 16 June 2022
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        Sammantha P
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023 • Couples
        This was a great introduction to Abu Dhabi. All of the stops were equally interesting and valuable to see and we learned so much and our guide, Iqbal, was very knowledgeable and informative.

        The tour starts at the grand mosque center. This is a beautiful landmark and Iqbal made sure we all understood a bit about the religion and how the mosque is used. From there we visited Etihad Towers for a view of the city. There is a lunch stop on the tour but lunch is not included in the price. There are a few options offered by the guides and for about $20 USD we enjoyed a traditional buffet style lunch. From there we visited the presidential palace and concluded the day.

        I highly recommend taking this tour to see the highlights of the area and better understand the capital city.

        One note: ladies, be sure to wear a long dress/skirt and have a way to cover to your wrists. The tour provides abayas and scarves but you can bring your own/come prepared if you prefer to wear your own clothes.
        Written 20 March 2023
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        Shez
        London, UK5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2022 • Family
        The full day Abu Dhabi trip (English tour) with Travel Tours is very highly recommended and offers real value for money. The booking process online was easy at very competitive prices compared to other companies.

        You will receive an email booking confirming straight away along with regular updates on what is required, we had PCR tests arranged through Ocean Travel and all went smoothly at competitive prices.

        Our tour guide Mohammad Iqbal was really good always providing really useful information all along the trip, he was very knowledgeable on the history of both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He would always welcome our questions and was always happy to share his extensive knowledge.

        Both the Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Qasr Al Watan Palace were splendid, amazing architecture and again detailed information being provided by Mohammad about these iconic places.

        Overall, an amazing trip definitely the highlight of our holiday from an easy booking process along with timely pick up and drop off time. A trip to Abu Dhabi with Ocean Travel Tours and Mohammad as your guide will be memorable and you will enjoy it thoroughly.
        Written 9 September 2022
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        Thuy Duong
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2022 • Couples
        It was a great experience for us. Our tour guide Haseeb was very nice, he provided all information about the culture, city and the people of UAE. It was a well orginized and very professional tour.
        We would recommend OceanAir company to any one who would like to experience safe trip with lot of good memories.
        Written 19 February 2022
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        Claudio
        22 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2022 • Couples
        The tour was complete in every aspect. Sameh, our guide, was explaining everything as clear as possible, he fulfilled all of our curiosities about UAE history and culture. He also brought us to a local restaurant where we could taste few local dishes at a very cheap rate. 10/10, an amazing experience all around.
        Written 24 April 2022
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        Syed J
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2022 • Couples
        Amazing experience! Sheikh Zayed mosque, the Etihad towers and also the Presidential Palace (Qasr Al Watan) were beautiful places to visit. This was the most memorable day of our honeymoon!

        What made the experience even better was our tour guide Haseeb Khan. He was very knowledgeable about Abu Dhabi and all the sites we visited. He was very kind, professional, and very approachable to answer any questions. Also a great photographer!

        I would recommend booking this tour, and also would recommend you request the organisers for Haseeb to be your tour guide!
        Written 6 January 2022
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        taiymoor
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2022 • Couples
        Maaz Khan was amazing!! We loved the tour and how knowledgeable Maaz was. He was very prompt in picking us up. He explained a great deal in terms of Dubai/Abu Dhabi’s histories and the various landmarks we visited. The planning was exemplary — he timed our various visits so that we could avoid the crowds and the rush (which gave us more time and was also appreciated in the context of COVID). The tour felt relaxed, informative, and well organized. It was so worth it!! We couldn’t have done any of this on our own. Thank you Maaz!!
        Written 10 February 2022
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