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Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai

Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai

From $55 per person

Explore one of the world's most spectacular sites of worship on a half-day morning or afternoon tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Benefit from round-trip transfers from your hotel in Dubai and the services of a professional guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Complimentary pick up is available from Dubai city hotels, apartments, and Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid). Pick up from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. Pick up will be made within 0-40 minutes of your selected time as per your location.
Private or small groups available

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Experience

Itinerary
2 hours
  • Dubai

  • 1.5 hours
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque

  • 1.5 hours
  • Dubai

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Discover a stunning monument to Islamic architecture at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Marvel at impressive features, such as the marble mosaics and Swarovski chandeliers
  • Get a better understanding of Islamic culture and the vision of the former president of the UAE
  • Take some spectacular photos of the complex and its impressive structures
Full description
Depart Dubai and journey to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi by modern air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort on the 90-minute drive with your professional guide. On arrival, marvel at the 8th largest mosque in the world. Spread over 30 acres, the magnificent structure took more than a decade to build and now stands as a showcase for the United Arab Emirate’s Islamic cultural heritage. Roam around the site, where up to 40,000 worshippers can be accommodated at any one time. Marvel at priceless features, such as the huge Swarovski crystal chandeliers, floral mosaics, and artifacts of gold, silver, and marble. Be amazed by the gigantic carpet in the main prayer hall. Measuring 60,570 square feet and weighing 35 tons, the carpet was made in Iran and is the result of the toil of thousands of carpet weavers over 2 years! Take stunning memorable photos of the complex and its awe-inspiring architecture, and get a better appreciation of the vision of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late president of the UAE and the mastermind behind the mosque. Depart Abu Dhabi and journey back to Dubai for drop off at your hotel or designated location.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from Dubai accommodations
  • Transfers by clean, air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2-hour visit at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • English-speaking guide
  • Abaya and scarf (long black attire) for ladies (to be returned)
  • Cold mineral water
  • Clothes for men
  • Other expenses
  • Gratuities (not mandatory)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Women must wear long, loose clothing to ensure that their arms and legs are fully covered. Women are also required to cover their heads at all times
  • If required, a long abaya with scarf (long black attire) may be borrowed from the local partner
  • Men must not reveal skin above their knees and their shoulders must be covered. Failure to do so will result in refused entry. Please note, no clothes are provided for men.
  • The duration of the tour includes time required for travel to and from the destination
  • It is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festivals
  • As per the current update from Abu Dhabi, travelers from Green List countries are permitted to travel to Abu Dhabi with a PCR test that must be taken in Dubai no more than 48 hours before arrival (travelers from Red Countries should check individual country requirements)
  • Please download the Al Hosn UAE App to verify your test
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 2898 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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I absolutely loved this tour! I wanted to go Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and when I was looking for tour, I realized most of tour start in the morning but it didn’t work with my schedule. However, this tour is held twice a day so I was able to go there using afternoon tour. The tour guid(I’m so sorry I couldn’t remember his name..) was very kind, thoughtful and have very well knowledge. I was bit worried because I was the only one who joined this tour alone(other people came with their group.) but he took care of me very well and I didn’t feel like I left alone at all. I’m so thankful for him and this experience!

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May 11, 2020

The half day tour is enough time to go, see the mosque and come back. It was perfect for us as we were on a tight schedule and was cramming in other tours. Latif, our guide was very personable, knowledgable, and was the best photographer! He knew all the angles!

March 23, 2020

The timing was perfect, as you could see the mosque in daylight and later with illumination. We had about 2 hours to explore the mosque. The building is incredibly impressive. At regular intervals you can stop undisturbed to take pictures, but here the staff admonishes not to linger too long as others want to take photos too. Outside of these areas one cannot simply stand still. Exaggerated posers or women who are photographed without headgear are addressed directly by the employees and the corresponding photos must be deleted immediately. In the entrance area, the bags were checked (no sharp objects, etc.) and appropriate clothing was ensured. Mr Zian told us a lot of interesting facts about Abu Dhabi on the way and handed the women an abaya if they did not have suitable clothing. Overall a very friendly and knowledgeable guide - 5 stars out of 5.

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March 21, 2020

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