Abu Dhabi Small-Group Day Trip from Dubai

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Abu Dhabi Small-Group Day Trip from Dubai
from USD $72.27
Let’s traverse to the prominent sightseeing destinations of Abu Dhabi 8-hour tour from Dubai. With this excitement filled tour, appreciate the artistic beauty of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the marvel charm of Emirates Palace, grant structures of Etihad Towers along with other amazing landmarks of Abu Dhabi.


Stroll through the country’s largest mosque ‘Sheikh Zayed Mosque’

Admire the marvel charm of opulent Emirates Palace and Etihad Towers

Enjoy the drive alongside the Abu Dhabi Corniche

Soak up the Arabian heritage and spirit of the Emirates at Qasr Al Watan
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In Brief

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
8 to 9 hours
Important InfoInfo
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Stop At: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, 5th St, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Embark this exhilarating tour to the highlight destinations of Abu Dhabi with a brief pickup from your hotel or selected location in Dubai by our tour representative in an air-conditioned vehicle. As you travel to your first destination along the Gulf coast of Abu Dhabi, listen to the region’s rich history and culture. Let’s visit the architectural beauty of the country’s largest mosque- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is known as the acclaimed symbol of contemporary Islam. The place offers a feast to eyes as it blends the cultural diversity of Islamic art and contemporary design. The mosque is also famous for two official world records namely, the largest chandelier and the world's largest handmade carpet.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: The Corniche, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

You will be driven to the next destination, Abu Dhabi Corniche. Feel relaxed seeing the sweeping curve of clean water harbor, pearl white sand beaches and the beautiful promenade that stretches the Northwest city shore. We are sure this location is going to be a picture-perfect background for your photos (photo stop).

Pass By: Emirates Palace, West End Corniche, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Emirates Palace is a highly celebrated destination in the UAE. Get a chance to pose in front of this eminent destination and take a lot of photos. The place provides a savor of admirable experience and a delightful gallery for you to cherish.

Stop At: Etihad Towers, Corniche West St Opp Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Later on, let’s visit to the next destination, the stunning five towers of Abu Dhabi, Etihad Towers. The towers shout out the aggregate story of everything Abu Dhabi is and the futuristic view of the Emirate. Being the combination of luxury and modern views, the place is an ideal destination during the Abu Dhabi visit.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Marina Mall 18 St, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Next stop will be Marina mall where you can take a lunch break (at your own expenses) dine at the mall Restaurants or the food court options.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Qasr Al Watan, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi 001 United Arab Emirates

Now that your appetite is full, you will be taken to the next destination, Qasr Al Watan. The Palace is the reflection of Emiratis and their leaders. Absorb the essence of culture, architectural features and the awe-inspiring history of Emirates. Learn about the amazing journey of the spurring Arabian design to the present state. Peep to the Emirati governance and culture through the exhibits of Palace.

As the journey has come to an end, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location to relish in the memories of today’s trip.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Pickup and drop off from selected hotels and locations
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Licensed tour guide available for several languages
  • Chilled mineral water
  • Entry to the Qasr Al Watan Palace, garden and public spaces within the area
  • Etihad Tower Observation deck tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Etihad Towers
  • Entry/Admission - Qasr Al Watan


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry to the Emirates Palace
  • Guided tour inside the palace

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up from Dubai Central Hotels or Towers. Pick-up from Movenpick Ibn Battuta, Al Maha Resort, Bab Al Shams, Jebel Ali, Sport, Motor, Investment Cities and Silicon Oasis City or any hotels far from Dubai Central is available only with additional cost based on the location or to come near to the central area. Pick-up will be within 45 minutes of your booked time. If there are any changes, you will be notified by WhatsApp, phone call or e-mail. Pick-up from Niaf, Gold Souq and Al Sabkha area is available at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel Deira. Pickup from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport Hotel, to reach here you can use a local taxi (recommended) or hotel shuttle bus (both are chargeable). The duration of the tour includes the pick-up and drop off times.


  • Cruise Terminal, Port Rashid - Dubai, Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour guiding by professional tour guide Bilingual Languages.
  • Pickup Time: Might to change Due your hotel location as it is sharing tour and to save your time, if there is any change we will inform you night before by whatsapp, phone call or email.
  • Lunch not included - you will be given time for lunch at Marina Mall, Carrefour or Food court ( closed during Ramadan ) OR The full Corniche view restaurant (at your own expense).
  • On Fridays opens from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm and will be closed some certain dates and announcement of these days mostly few days before only, also it is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festival.
  • Mosques Dress Code. Mosques have very strict dress codes, when visiting; Women must wear long loose clothing, insure their arms and legs are fully covered. Women are also required to their heads at all times. However, if needed the company will provide long-local Abaya with a scarf (long black dress-attire) which must be returned back. Men must not show above their knees and cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will result in refused entry. Company does not provide any kind of clothes to men. Tattoos are to be covered.
  • Qasr Al Watan may be closed during the presidential events but will be replaced with Qasr Al Hosn or Heritage Village (whichever available on that day)
  • There is a shuttle bus service to the entrance from the main gate of the palace.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Guided tours are not allowed within the palace; your guide will narrate important information about the palace before the visit.
  • It is not recommended to book this tour on a Friday if you have a return flight on that day as the drop-off time is dependent on traffic and can not be guaranteed
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: As per the national government of Abu Dhabi Qasr Al Watan (PRESIDENTIAL PALACE) will be closed from 10th November until 16th November 2019
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Good communications confirming pickup time. We were picked up as scheduled by a small van and shuttled to the tour bus. Our group was 16 people which was efficient for the guide to keep together. Our guide, Osama spoke excellent English. The tour took us to the Presidental Palace, observation level at Ethiad Towers and the large mosque. We were given an option for the lunch break and our group unanimously chose the restaurant buffet which featured local cuisine. The food and service was good. A very enjoyable tour. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 06 Feb 2020
Latif was our tour guide and he was awesome. Very patient and informative of all the places we visited.
• Submitted 03 Feb 2020
Excellent trip , Jahan our guide was in traffic but text to say he would be 5 minutes late which was reassuring for pick up. He was informative with a great sense of humour and made our trip a great day. Great tour to see the mosque and palace and lovely lunch stop. Would highly recommend the tour , small group was great , Jahan was very happy to take phots of us and couldn’t have been more helpful. Book it , you will enjoy.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2020
It was an amazing tour of Abu Dhabi where we got to visit the Grand Mosque, Presidential Palace and the Emirates Towers. We drove through other sites of interest and our guide Lucy was very informative and provided lots of great insights during the trip. Would recommend for anyone looking to visit Abu Dhabi for a day trip from Dubai.
• Submitted 27 Jan 2020
Great guide, Johan, very informative. History of Royal Family and Emirates. Loved the Grand Mosque and the Presidential Palace, 360 city view from the 74th floor of Eithed Tower 2 . Lunch was very enjoyable @ Cafe Beruit. Highly recommend
• Submitted 23 Jan 2020
This tour included all the highlights as described and showed off Abu Dhabi at it's best. We reached the mosque before the crowds and had plenty of time to explore the Presidential Palace and Etihad Tower. Also choose a wonderful lunch spot on the Corniche. Our driver/guide was very pleasant, courteous, and efficient. Would heartily recommend.
• Submitted 15 Jan 2020
Haseeb was a fantastic guide, everything ran like clockwork. The driver was also great. Can only recommend this trip as a must do
• Submitted 08 Jan 2020
Our guide ZEESHAN was helpfull, proffesional, fun and full of surprises. Me and my husband was sick, he order Taxi immediately and we able to return hotel to rest. My girl and my friend comtinue the Trip till finish and ZEESHAN give surprises by visiting one more Tourism Object. They all are very happy.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2019
The entire trip was fantastic, we were a small group and all enjoyed the hospitality, warm friendly eagerness of our guide and the exemplar driving skills of our "Captain"/Tour Van pilot. Mohammed Iqbal was our tour master, he ensures the perfect timing of our visits so as to maximize our experience, as such we avoided the crowd. The grand mosque, palace, and top of Etihad Tower view of Abu Dhabi was memorable to say the least, as well as the sumptuous comfort food from a local restaurant. I am sure the rest of my tourmates were as pleased as I was. We were also lucky that there was good vibe and chemistry among the tour group - the tour company ensured to book like folks - ie all Adults of couple or solo genre - so that there were no family with children that normally boggles down a group that have mostly adult travelers, unlike other companies. Thank you for the great experience, Oceanair and Mohammad and captain.
• Submitted 24 Dec 2019
Guide extra ... very rich day .. even the teanagers enjoyed.. we only missed visiting the louvre to have a full day
• Submitted 20 Dec 2019
We took a full day tour from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and were not disappointed. The hotel pick up, the tour bus which took us to Abu Dahbi and back, and especially our tour guide, were all great and the trip was seamless. We saw the Great Mosque, the Presidential Palace and the visit to the observation deck WAY above the City were all worth the time and effort. The traditional lunch was also a nice break and an opportunity to experience some local fare. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and shared his obvious pride in his adopted country throughout our tour. We didn't have to waste time waiting for lines to get into either the Mosque or the Palace. Overall, I'm not sure what we could have done better for our one day opportunity to see Abu Dhabi and get a flavor of this very unique country.
• Submitted 19 Dec 2019
This trip was excellent. The participants were only 6 so we could enjoy the personal attention from our guide. He was very informant and we could spend sufficient whereever we stopped. Me and my wife really recommend it.
• Submitted 13 Dec 2019
With a short stay in UAE, this was the perfect way to see Abu Dhabi. The pickup at the hotel was on time. Our guide, Osama was very knowledgeable about the places we visited, and communicated very well. His schedule for us was well planned and we had enough time to enjoy the stops.
• Submitted 09 Dec 2019
This was and absolutely awesome tour. Well worth the money and the drive from Dubai. Our guide was awesome and clearly loves what he does. He hit it out of the Park. Would highly recommend!
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
We enjoyed a VERY NICE excursion to Abu Dhabi with our driver/guide Hasseeb. He was very pleasant, knowledgeable and interesting and made the drive time pass quickly. The visits to the mosque and the Presidential Palace in particular were absolutely phenomenal. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
The tour was well planned and our tour guide, Mohammed, was exceptional. The tour of the Grand Mosque was something I always wanted to do, and it was worth the trip to see it.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
Super easy pick up from hotel. The guide, osama, was great and very knowledgeable. Totally worth it.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Exciting dune ride followed by great performances and bountiful meal. Thank you Shaukat for such an outstanding experience. You treated all close friends and made for a lasting memory.
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
The tour was amazing. The tour guide Angelica was very king and we learn a lot about Abu Dhabi with her. Recommended.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
Long day but well worth the time, Palace ,Mosque and a view from observation were excellent/ Our tour guide was superb. He was informative and amusing,
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
We had the best tour guide in Mohammed Iqbal, so friendly, informative and knowledgeable, he made the tour so pleasant, took us to the best places with the best advice for each place. A great one day tour, fully recommended.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Attention to detail and very well organised. Comfortable car, 5 people in the group, no time wasted. Knowledgeable tour operator..
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
We were really satisfied not only by the fantastic sites that we visited but also from our tour guide Noor, who shared so many interesting information with us.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
The pick up from our hotel was right on time. The small bus was very clean and comfortable ( with excellent air conditioning). Our guide was a good communicator and our driver made quick time. Abu Dhabi is a city worth seeing, huge marble buildings with no expense spared. The mosque was swarming with tourists dressed in appropriate dress taking countless photos. It is such an amazing place of worship........ with sightseers. Likewise the palaces are massive buildings built without cost constraints. Views from the tower in the city show a city of wealth and rapid growth. They aim to be the biggest and best in the world. Thankfully our guide had a supply of cold bottled water to keep everyone hydrated. Overall it was a great your.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019

In Brief

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
8 to 9 hours