Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai

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366 reviews   (4.89)

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Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This special sightseeing tour takes you to the most celebrated attraction of Abu Dhabi, the majestic & beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Explore the mosque's gorgeous architecture and unique artistic splendor on this half-day, guided tour. This tour includes entrance fees and transport by an air-conditioned vehicle.

What's Included

Cold mineral water

Hotel/accommodation pickup and drop-off (central Dubai hotels only)

Professional licensed tour guide

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included

Any additional services or expenses not specified as included

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 70

Additional Info

  • All passengers must carry the Vaccination card while traveling. (Digitally or Physically)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Everyone must carry the Original Passport while traveling.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Mosque dress code : Mosques have very strict dress codes for visitors. Women must wear long, loose clothing and ensure their arms and legs are fully covered. Women are also required to keep their heads covered at all times. If needed, the company will pro
  • Pickup will be from 8:00 AM and 8:45 AM for the Morning option. Please be ready at the hotel lobby by 8:00AM.
  • Qasr Al Watan may be closed without notice during presidential events. In such cases, this visit will be replaced with Heritage Village
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • There is a shuttle bus service to the entrance from the main gate of the palace. Guided tours are not permitted inside the Palace
  • Vaccinated customers MUST present the Vaccination Card along with a negative PCR test result, strictly not more than 14 days. Non Vaccinated customers MUST present the a negative PCR test result, strictly not more than 48 hours.
  • Afternoon tour, the pickup will be from 03:30 PM to 04:15 PM. Please be ready at the hotel lobby by 03:30 PM
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: As per the national government of Abu Dhabi Qasr Al Watan (PRESIDENTIAL PALACE) will be closed from 11th October (FRIDAY) until 17th October (THURSDAY)
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Kindly share your Whatsapp number for easy communication during the pickup
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - 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.
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.

What To Expect

Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel/ accommodation and take you to the imposing Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This is one of the most prominent symbols of contemporary Islamic architecture in the world. It took 11 years to complete this immense mosque, which covers over 30 acres of Land. 

The incredible view of the Grand Mosque will be a feast for your eyes as it combines the cultural diversity of Islamic art with modern architecture and design. The exterior surfaces of the Grand Mosque are covered in Sivec marble from Greece and Macedonia and its main dome is one of the largest mosque-domes in the world.

Get to the Mosque to watch its rich traditional designs from floor to ceiling. The mosque offers plenty of attractions, most notable among them are the world’s largest hand-woven carpet (measuring around 60,570 sq ft. this carpet was hand-woven by about 1,200 - 1,300 carpet knitters), the world's largest marble mosaic floral design, the world's third-largest chandelier (that adorns the main prayer hall), and glass panels studded with Swarovski crystals.

The Mosque interiors are richly decorated with verses of the Holy Quran in three varieties of Arabic calligraphy. As you move around the premises you can see the reflective pools that surround the Mosque, which in turn amplify its beauty. Overall you will never get tired exploring this gigantic structural masterpiece. After completing the Mosque visit and a few memorable photo sessions, you will be dropped back at your hotel/ accommodation.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Amazing Experience
torianab53, 31-08-2022
Ziad was an amazing guide, he was patient and very knowledgable about the UAE & of course the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Sooo incredibly helpful and I felt as if he went above & beyond from pick up to drop off. Would 100% recommend especially if going solo like i did, he was very welcoming and takes great photos!
Amazing Tour
Izabellawangizab, 29-08-2022
Great experience overall from the superb guide Ziad. Imformation shared was very detailed and ineteresting.
Amazing, great tour guide and beautiful mosque!
zrosario, 12-09-2022
Our tour guide was spectacular. He was friendly, knowledgeable and gave us time to take pictures and explore o our own. This was truly a half day experience, so make sure you plan accordingly, i.e. do not plan anything earlier than 2.30pm that same day.
They communicated with us the previous day to let us know about the pick up time. They arrived on time and we picked up other passengers on the way. Long local Abaya were provided to all women to make sure we were compliant with the mosque's dressing rules. Men should not wear pants above knees, women should cover legs, arms and hair. We had to present negative PCR test (taken within 1 week) to enter the Mosque.
The tour guide explained a bit of history about UAE, Dubai and Abu Dhabi during the first 30min, and then gave us some quiet time to rest (~1hr) while we drove to the Mosque. The Mosque itself is very impressive. There are several stations for taking pictures, and the guide was super nice in taking pictures of us along the way. He explained the main features of the mosque, inside and outside.  
Once we finished walking through the mosque, we had about ~1hr to explore on our own, take additional pictures, and get some food in the mall before departure.
I highly recommend this experience! I wish I remember the name of the tour guide, but I am sure they are all highly qualified given the professionalism of ours.
Thomas1987natasha, 15-08-2022
The tour guide was my favorite part pf this tour . Very knowledgeable, prompt , flexible. The mosque itself spectacular ! This entire Visit was amazing
It Was to die for amazing experience was so beautiful nothing like I've ever seen before highly recommended
dasmirk, 26-08-2022
Amazing amazing our tour guide was amazing he told us everything we need to know about the mosque I highly guarantee booking with them
Don’t pass up this tour!
Ann_C, 30-11-2022
What a wonderful tour. This is just the right amount of time. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. This is a don’t miss tour!
Excellent tour with Haseeb.
LaShonda_G, 28-10-2022
My group enjoyed our tour so much. Haseeb was amazing, thorough and so helpful. He made sure our tour was enjoyable and informative.
annadanner, 15-10-2022
Amazing tour guide. It was such a pleasure to share this experience with somebody so professional and dedicated to his work. I had a great time and I would recommend Shan to anyone who wants to explore the mosque!

PS: he is incredibly good at taking pictures!
Not to be missed!
Josie M, 23-12-2022
What a wonderful tour. Our guide, Ziad, was amazing. The bus ride went by quickly with all of the information he had to share and the mosque is the most beautiful building I have ever seen. If you have 5 hours to spare this is not to be missed!
Excellent Half Day tour
Lisa_W04, 26-01-2023
Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half Day Tour is Excellent.
The tour guide had great knowledge and was helpful. Of course, I recommend it.
An amazing experience
ShannonJ1260, 20-01-2023
Thank you to our guide Oussama. We had the nicest half day trip from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. He was so knowledgeable, Kind and calm. The Grand Mosque was breathtaking! And Oussama walked at a good pace explained everything thoroughly and was very patient at the amount of photo taking. The women were given Abaya to wear and he genuinely took the time to answer all questions and spend time with each participant. I highly recommend this tour especially because you are picked up from your hotel and delivered back again. It was an unstressful,unforgettable day.
Got to see the Mosque and...
Thomas_C, 26-11-2022
Got to see the Mosque and the guide helped us take some good photos. A bit rushed, but I guess that is to be expected.
Not really a guided tour
Lena N, 22-11-2022
We just come back from the ‘ guide tour’,but feel like just a taxi driver,NO GUIDE,just been drop off at places….not good,will not book again.

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