The Founder's Memorial, Abu Dhabi Tours & Activities

The Founder's Memorial, Abu Dhabi: Our most recommended tours and activities

Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

1. Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace with a 24 hrs pass to the city’s best open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via digital commentary in 8 languages. 2 routes to discover breathtaking views of the majestic palaces, rich museums, historic sites, public beach, and old souks starting from the Abu Dhabi Mall as well iconic Louvre Museum of Abu Dhabi. The tickets include a return shuttle to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a shining architectural wonder and icon of Abu Dhabi that can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers. On arrival, you can join a guided tour of the Mosque in English.

Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

2. Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Abu Dhabi City tour will allow you to visit a selection of carefully chosen highlights of the UAE’s lovely capital and from its remarkable buildings featuring some of the most stunning architecture to be found anywhere, to glimpses into the past. You will be able to sample Abu Dhabi‘s unique blend of culture and fine traditional arts and crafts in the oriental markets and handicrafts Centre. 1. 4-hour sightseeing tour of Abu Dhabi with an expert guide. 2. See top Abu Dhabi attractions and learn about the past and future of the UAE capital. 3. Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, with its shimmering white domes and minarets. 4. Step back in time at the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, with its replica old desert settlement. 5. Stroll around the Bedouin tents, shop at the souk, see craft demonstrations and more. 6. Browse the bustling Dates Market, with its stacks of fresh dates and sweets. 7. Admire the skyscrapers, corniche gardens and beaches from an air-conditioned coach.

Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

3. Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates where Arabian charm blends into futuristic fantasy. Hop on this tour to discover rich tradition at the Grand Mosque and Heritage Village, the modern majesty at the Louvre. Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and on your own schedule with a 24 hrs or 48 hrs pass to the city’s best open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via digital commentary in 8 languages. 2 routes to discover breathtaking views of the majestic palaces, rich museums, historic sites, public beach, and old souks starting from the Abu Dhabi Mall. All ticket include a return shuttle to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a shining architectural wonder and icon of Abu Dhabi that can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers. On arrival, you can join a guided tour of the Mosque in English. Extend your time with the Explore Ticket and take advantage to tour Qaṣr Al-Waṭan, Abu Dhabi's Presidential Palace. The Palace is a must-visit for its intricate design and ornate decoration.

From Dubai: Private Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Etihad Tower

4. From Dubai: Private Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Etihad Tower

Ever thought of exploring Abu Dhabi to the fullest on a private guided tour? Then, be ready to make that dream come true as our vehicle comes to pick you up from your hotel in Dubai. Get a chance to step inside the opulence of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE. As you enjoy the spiritual tranquility of the mosque, stop by the main prayer hall to witness the largest hand-woven carpet in the world and the crystal Swarovski chandelier. Head out from the serene atmosphere of the mosque and enjoy a ride along the scenic Abu Dhabi Corniche, soaking in the beautiful city sights along. Take in the grandeur of Emirates Palace as you pass by and keep your cameras ready to capture it in your camera. Prepare to get your eyes stunned at the next destination, Etihad towers, a towering building complex that is also the best example of luxury. Reward yourself with the beautiful panoramic views of the city from its observation deck. Make sure to freeze the moment on your camera and click one of the best shots of a lifetime from the deck. Enjoy a break from the fun experiences of the day as we stop at Marina mall, where you may grab yourself some lunch or spend time relaxing. Fall in love with Arab culture and architecture at the Qasr Al Watan Palace. Discover its beautiful gardens, stunning architecture, and general opulence, and explore its grand halls to learn more about the history and future of the UAE. Swing by the Founder’s Memorial, which is a beautiful tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Get a glimpse of the life, legacy, and values of the Sheikh as you take a stroll around. With some memories collected to cherish for a lifetime, enjoy a drive back to your accommodation

Iconic Abu Dhabi City Tour

5. Iconic Abu Dhabi City Tour

Discover the rich cultural tapestry of Abu Dhabi on a captivating tour that will take you through some of the city's most significant landmarks and attractions. The adventure begins with a convenient hotel pickup, setting the stage for a day of exploration. Your first stop is the awe-inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a symbol of spiritual significance in the UAE. As you step inside, be prepared to be spellbound by the intricate details of the inner courtyard, the soaring minaret, and the mesmerizing design motifs of Naskhi, Thuluth, and Kufic calligraphy. Your journey commences with a visit to the renowned Louvre Abu Dhabi, an art museum nestled on Saadiyat Island. Here, you'll be immersed in a world of art, culture, and history. Marvel at the exquisite collections, each piece a testament to human creativity and ingenuity. The museum's architecture is a masterpiece in itself, seamlessly blending tradition and modernity. Next, you'll be inspired by the Abrahamic Family House, a symbol of unity and interfaith harmony. This unique structure houses a mosque, a synagogue, and a church, all within the same complex. As you explore, you'll witness the power of coexistence and the celebration of diverse faiths in one place. Continuing your journey, you'll embark on an artistic and interactive exploration of Sheikh Zayed's vision and values at The Founder's Memorial. This landmark is a tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the visionary founding father of the UAE. Through art, nature, words, stories, and multimedia experiences, you'll gain a profound understanding of his enduring influence on the UAE and the world. Wahat Al Karama, on a profoundly enriching journey that pays homage to the heroes of the UAE and offers a unique insight into the nation's culture and leadership. This tour is a testament to the vision of the late Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, emphasizing the sacrifices made by the UAE's heroes in service to their country. Your exploration begins at the magnificent Qasr Al Watan, a palace that transcends its role as a royal residence. It stands as a timeless tribute to honor the heroes of the UAE and invites the world to partake in the country's rich culture, knowledge, and inspiring journey. But Qasr Al Watan is not just a palace; it's a contemporary treasure trove of interactive experiences. As you navigate its halls, you'll discover an immersive journey that delves into the realms of governance, knowledge, and craftsmanship. Here, the spirit of the UAE people and its leaders comes to life, sharing their remarkable story with visitors. This tour promises an extraordinary opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the UAE's history, values, and the enduring contributions of its heroes. It's a journey that will leave you inspired and enriched, and with a profound appreciation for the United Arab Emirates and its remarkable cultural and leadership heritage.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full Day Private Customized Tour

6. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full Day Private Customized Tour

Stop At: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, 5th St, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates First Stop at Grand Mosque visit inside For 1.5 Hours explore complete history of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Time for Photo Spots, and a Complete exploration of the architecture of the Mosque. Photo Stop At: Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi, West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates With its unique Arabian architecture, Emirates Palace is regarded as an engineering icon. You will experience the unique architecture of Arabs and their way of life. Stop At: Heritage Village, Dubai, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates You can see an old-time souk (market), mosque, and camp, as well as see how traditional crafts are made, at Abu Dhabi's Heritage Village. Stop At: Marina Mall 18 St, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Marina Mall is a popular shopping and dining destination in Abu Dhabi where visitors can shop and eat for an hour. Stop At: Corniche Beach, Corniche Corniche Rd, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Corniche features children's play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, and the beautiful, cafes and restaurants-lined, lifeguarded Corniche Beach. Stop At: The Founder’s Memorial Abu Dhabi A place to learn about Sheikh Zayed through art, nature, words, stories, and multimedia experiences, The Founder’s Memorial offers visitors a range of personal encounters with the late Sheikh Zayed as a man and a leader, enabling people to gain a deeper understanding of his vast influence on the UAE and the world. Stop At: Abu Dhabi Dates Market, Zayed Port Near Mina Market, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Visit Abu Dhabi's largest Date Market. These outdoor markets offer everything from regional goods to services. Souk Al Bawadi is a popular goods market with a heritage market atmosphere, best known for its nearly 50 outlets selling traditional articles and souvenirs at low prices. Stop At: Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Cultural District Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Louvre Museum one of the most famous museums in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: 3-Hour Layover Sightseeing Tour

7. Abu Dhabi: 3-Hour Layover Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a private tour of the UAE's capital city. This is the perfect tour for people on an Abu Dhabi layover, or for those visiting for a short period of time. This tour is specially designed to ensure all the city's major attractions are seen during your 3-hour trip.  Start your tour in the lobby of the Premier Inn at Abu Dhabi airport, the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, or any hotel within Abu Dhabi city limits. After a short meet and greet with your driver you will hop into your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and commence your driving tour.  Throughout your tour, you will venture far and wide across the city taking in as many of the city's sights as possible. You will venture to the city's outskirts, the new development of Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Start with the city's outskirts by visiting the Andaz Capital Gate Hotel, the Emirates Palace Hotel (stopping briefly for a photo opportunity). Drive past the Presidential Palace, Etihad Towers, Etihad Square and the Skyline of Abu Dhabi by the Corniche. Continue on to the new development of Saadiyat Island. Here you will see the Louvre Museum and stop for a quick photo opportunity. Follow your driving tour on to Yas Island where you will see the world's largest Ferrari themed park. After taking photos of the park from the outside, your drive will finish with a trip back to your selected drop-off location.

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The Founder's Memorial, Abu Dhabi: Our most recommended tours and activities

Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace with a 24 hrs pass to the city’s best open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via digital commentary in 8 languages. 2 routes to discover breathtaking views of the majestic palaces, rich museums, historic sites, public beach, and old souks starting from the Abu Dhabi Mall as well iconic Louvre Museum of Abu Dhabi. The tickets include a return shuttle to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a shining architectural wonder and icon of Abu Dhabi that can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers. On arrival, you can join a guided tour of the Mosque in English.

Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Abu Dhabi City tour will allow you to visit a selection of carefully chosen highlights of the UAE’s lovely capital and from its remarkable buildings featuring some of the most stunning architecture to be found anywhere, to glimpses into the past. You will be able to sample Abu Dhabi‘s unique blend of culture and fine traditional arts and crafts in the oriental markets and handicrafts Centre. 1. 4-hour sightseeing tour of Abu Dhabi with an expert guide. 2. See top Abu Dhabi attractions and learn about the past and future of the UAE capital. 3. Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, with its shimmering white domes and minarets. 4. Step back in time at the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, with its replica old desert settlement. 5. Stroll around the Bedouin tents, shop at the souk, see craft demonstrations and more. 6. Browse the bustling Dates Market, with its stacks of fresh dates and sweets. 7. Admire the skyscrapers, corniche gardens and beaches from an air-conditioned coach.

Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates where Arabian charm blends into futuristic fantasy. Hop on this tour to discover rich tradition at the Grand Mosque and Heritage Village, the modern majesty at the Louvre. Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and on your own schedule with a 24 hrs or 48 hrs pass to the city’s best open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via digital commentary in 8 languages. 2 routes to discover breathtaking views of the majestic palaces, rich museums, historic sites, public beach, and old souks starting from the Abu Dhabi Mall. All ticket include a return shuttle to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a shining architectural wonder and icon of Abu Dhabi that can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers. On arrival, you can join a guided tour of the Mosque in English. Extend your time with the Explore Ticket and take advantage to tour Qaṣr Al-Waṭan, Abu Dhabi's Presidential Palace. The Palace is a must-visit for its intricate design and ornate decoration.

From Dubai: Private Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Etihad Tower

From Dubai: Private Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Etihad Tower

Ever thought of exploring Abu Dhabi to the fullest on a private guided tour? Then, be ready to make that dream come true as our vehicle comes to pick you up from your hotel in Dubai. Get a chance to step inside the opulence of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE. As you enjoy the spiritual tranquility of the mosque, stop by the main prayer hall to witness the largest hand-woven carpet in the world and the crystal Swarovski chandelier. Head out from the serene atmosphere of the mosque and enjoy a ride along the scenic Abu Dhabi Corniche, soaking in the beautiful city sights along. Take in the grandeur of Emirates Palace as you pass by and keep your cameras ready to capture it in your camera. Prepare to get your eyes stunned at the next destination, Etihad towers, a towering building complex that is also the best example of luxury. Reward yourself with the beautiful panoramic views of the city from its observation deck. Make sure to freeze the moment on your camera and click one of the best shots of a lifetime from the deck. Enjoy a break from the fun experiences of the day as we stop at Marina mall, where you may grab yourself some lunch or spend time relaxing. Fall in love with Arab culture and architecture at the Qasr Al Watan Palace. Discover its beautiful gardens, stunning architecture, and general opulence, and explore its grand halls to learn more about the history and future of the UAE. Swing by the Founder’s Memorial, which is a beautiful tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Get a glimpse of the life, legacy, and values of the Sheikh as you take a stroll around. With some memories collected to cherish for a lifetime, enjoy a drive back to your accommodation

Iconic Abu Dhabi City Tour

Iconic Abu Dhabi City Tour

Discover the rich cultural tapestry of Abu Dhabi on a captivating tour that will take you through some of the city's most significant landmarks and attractions. The adventure begins with a convenient hotel pickup, setting the stage for a day of exploration. Your first stop is the awe-inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a symbol of spiritual significance in the UAE. As you step inside, be prepared to be spellbound by the intricate details of the inner courtyard, the soaring minaret, and the mesmerizing design motifs of Naskhi, Thuluth, and Kufic calligraphy. Your journey commences with a visit to the renowned Louvre Abu Dhabi, an art museum nestled on Saadiyat Island. Here, you'll be immersed in a world of art, culture, and history. Marvel at the exquisite collections, each piece a testament to human creativity and ingenuity. The museum's architecture is a masterpiece in itself, seamlessly blending tradition and modernity. Next, you'll be inspired by the Abrahamic Family House, a symbol of unity and interfaith harmony. This unique structure houses a mosque, a synagogue, and a church, all within the same complex. As you explore, you'll witness the power of coexistence and the celebration of diverse faiths in one place. Continuing your journey, you'll embark on an artistic and interactive exploration of Sheikh Zayed's vision and values at The Founder's Memorial. This landmark is a tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the visionary founding father of the UAE. Through art, nature, words, stories, and multimedia experiences, you'll gain a profound understanding of his enduring influence on the UAE and the world. Wahat Al Karama, on a profoundly enriching journey that pays homage to the heroes of the UAE and offers a unique insight into the nation's culture and leadership. This tour is a testament to the vision of the late Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, emphasizing the sacrifices made by the UAE's heroes in service to their country. Your exploration begins at the magnificent Qasr Al Watan, a palace that transcends its role as a royal residence. It stands as a timeless tribute to honor the heroes of the UAE and invites the world to partake in the country's rich culture, knowledge, and inspiring journey. But Qasr Al Watan is not just a palace; it's a contemporary treasure trove of interactive experiences. As you navigate its halls, you'll discover an immersive journey that delves into the realms of governance, knowledge, and craftsmanship. Here, the spirit of the UAE people and its leaders comes to life, sharing their remarkable story with visitors. This tour promises an extraordinary opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the UAE's history, values, and the enduring contributions of its heroes. It's a journey that will leave you inspired and enriched, and with a profound appreciation for the United Arab Emirates and its remarkable cultural and leadership heritage.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full Day Private Customized Tour

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full Day Private Customized Tour

Stop At: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, 5th St, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates First Stop at Grand Mosque visit inside For 1.5 Hours explore complete history of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Time for Photo Spots, and a Complete exploration of the architecture of the Mosque. Photo Stop At: Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi, West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates With its unique Arabian architecture, Emirates Palace is regarded as an engineering icon. You will experience the unique architecture of Arabs and their way of life. Stop At: Heritage Village, Dubai, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates You can see an old-time souk (market), mosque, and camp, as well as see how traditional crafts are made, at Abu Dhabi's Heritage Village. Stop At: Marina Mall 18 St, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Marina Mall is a popular shopping and dining destination in Abu Dhabi where visitors can shop and eat for an hour. Stop At: Corniche Beach, Corniche Corniche Rd, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Corniche features children's play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, and the beautiful, cafes and restaurants-lined, lifeguarded Corniche Beach. Stop At: The Founder’s Memorial Abu Dhabi A place to learn about Sheikh Zayed through art, nature, words, stories, and multimedia experiences, The Founder’s Memorial offers visitors a range of personal encounters with the late Sheikh Zayed as a man and a leader, enabling people to gain a deeper understanding of his vast influence on the UAE and the world. Stop At: Abu Dhabi Dates Market, Zayed Port Near Mina Market, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Visit Abu Dhabi's largest Date Market. These outdoor markets offer everything from regional goods to services. Souk Al Bawadi is a popular goods market with a heritage market atmosphere, best known for its nearly 50 outlets selling traditional articles and souvenirs at low prices. Stop At: Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Cultural District Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Louvre Museum one of the most famous museums in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: 3-Hour Layover Sightseeing Tour

Abu Dhabi: 3-Hour Layover Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a private tour of the UAE's capital city. This is the perfect tour for people on an Abu Dhabi layover, or for those visiting for a short period of time. This tour is specially designed to ensure all the city's major attractions are seen during your 3-hour trip.  Start your tour in the lobby of the Premier Inn at Abu Dhabi airport, the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, or any hotel within Abu Dhabi city limits. After a short meet and greet with your driver you will hop into your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and commence your driving tour.  Throughout your tour, you will venture far and wide across the city taking in as many of the city's sights as possible. You will venture to the city's outskirts, the new development of Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Start with the city's outskirts by visiting the Andaz Capital Gate Hotel, the Emirates Palace Hotel (stopping briefly for a photo opportunity). Drive past the Presidential Palace, Etihad Towers, Etihad Square and the Skyline of Abu Dhabi by the Corniche. Continue on to the new development of Saadiyat Island. Here you will see the Louvre Museum and stop for a quick photo opportunity. Follow your driving tour on to Yas Island where you will see the world's largest Ferrari themed park. After taking photos of the park from the outside, your drive will finish with a trip back to your selected drop-off location.

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I can only agree with the other reviews. A fantastic tour that is worth every penny and you should definitely book it. Our tour guide, Fawzy, was extremely accommodating, friendly and helpful. He gave us so much information that we certainly wouldn't have been able to find out otherwise. An unforgettable day for us, especially since we were lucky enough to have a truly private tour with just the two of us as the only guests. We would book the tour again at any time and recommend it to everyone!

I got on at the first stop, "Abu Dhabi Mall". Mariana is standing there at the stop and looks after the passengers, a really nice lady. First I took the red route. Then I took the green route to the Grand Mosque. Before the journey began, Mariana gave me a QR code to book a time slot to enter the mosque. When I got there, I quickly bought an abaya and then went in. Entry to the mosque costs nothing extra with the ticket. I had an eventful day.

We had a wonderful tour with our guide Abu. He was knowledgeable, courteous, and a good driver. He was also flexible, and let us stay at one of the sites longer than was planned. In one of the markets, he was helpful with negotiating a fair price for the spices we wanted to purchase. The car was a beautiful four-wheel-drive Toyota, it was clear that he liked serving people, no matter where they came from. We highly recommend this company.

It was amazing such great staff and drivers, they are all so helpful and in particular one girl helped us out with our mosque pass I can’t thank her enough she was a short dark haired girl I don’t think I have spelling of her name correct Mosley or mosney she is so good. She was at the mall stop in morning

Riah Grace was our tour guide. She was kind, helpful and friendly. We had an amazing experience with Riah. She really went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our tour. Thank Riah for making our tour such an enjoyable experience.