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Premium Abu Dhabi Full Day Tour from Dubai

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    Stop At: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, 5th St, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

    Explore the rich past, vibrant present and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on a full-day tour of the largest Emirate in the United Arab Emirates.

    Following a pick-up from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi, listening to fascinating stories about one of the richest cities in the world along the way.

    Visit the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to marvel at its unparalleled charm. A modern

    marvel the capital city, Grand Mosque is particularly noted for pristine white beauty. The amazing design and craftsmanship of this Mosque is said to be have been inspired by the similar architecture in Algeria, Morocco, India, and Pakistan.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    Next, take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience the 8-kilometer stretch of pristine waterfront up close.

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

    Admire the clean water of the harbor as you continue to the opulent Emirates Palace, the official palace of Abu Dhabi’s ruling government.

    Pass By: Etihad Towers, Corniche West St Opp Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

    Then stop by another of Abu Dhabi's landmarks, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the ‘Furious 7’ movie will remember the imposing tower.

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

    The next stop will be at the Marina Mall, where you can take a lunch break (at your own expenses) and dine at the mall's restaurants or enjoy the food court options.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Then you will be visiting the amazing landmark of UAE - Qasr Al Watan Palace. More than just an official building, this is a cultural plus architectural landmark as well as a knowledge hub.

    Then enjoy the drive back to Dubai, where you will be dropped off.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up From Dubai Central Hotels (Deira- BurDubai- Jumeirah- Business Bay- Trade center-Al Barsha- Al Barsha heights Tecom- JLT- Palm Jumeirah- Marina) Areas.
    • Pickup from other Dubai location available upon request with extra cost as per your location.
    • Naif area (the meeting point for here is the Pullman Hotel Deira, in the city center)
    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).
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Same as Pick up point
    Inclusions
    • Pick-up and drop off at central Dubai hotels
    • Transportation by clean, air-conditioned vehicle
    • Licensed, bilingual tour guide
    • Cold mineral water
    • Bottled water
    • Complete access to the Palace, Garden and other public spaces within the premise of Qasr Al Watan.
    • Entry/Admission - Qasr Al Watan
    Exclusions
    • Tips and any expenses or services not mentioned in "what's included"
    • Entrance to the Emirates Palace or the Etihad Towers. These can however be viewed from the outside
    • Guided tour inside the Qasr Al Watan Palace
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The Sheikh Zayed Centre is closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Islamic festival holidays. It is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festival
    • 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.
    • This tour might operate in 2 different languages at the same time.
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • 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).
    • During any Presidential Events, Qasr Al Watan might shut down to the public without any previous announcements as it is a national palace, however, it will be replaced with Etihad Towers & Heritage Village if closed.
    • 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
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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)
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our tour was on 2 of October. Very good tour. The guide was excellent. He arranged the visits to the Mosque and the Palace at the best times to visit them. No waiting and less visitors at each location. The guide was very knowledgeable about...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Topa
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We were picked by a very comfortable medium sized coach, the guide explained very well on the history, and future developments of abu dhabi and dubai in clear english in each of the visited locations our guide she also gave very good recommendations on photo...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Chan K
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a great time in Abu Dhabi with Oceanair and our gentle guide Muhammad Iqbal. Starting with the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which was surreal and very beautiful, and finishing with the presidential residence of monumental size and beauty. We thought the attractions were a...More

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    OceanAirTravels, General Manager at OceanAir Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear gsaito87, Greetings from OceanAir Travels! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us to others here in TripAdvisor, we are very happy to know that you had an amazing time on your trip. We very much enjoyed organizing this trip for you...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a wonderful day in Abu Dhabi with a lot of fun things to do. The best thing on the trip was the palace that we visited, the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. Our guide was so helpful and wanted the best for...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jonna S
    OceanAirTravels, General Manager at OceanAir Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hello Jonna S, Greetings from OceanAir Travels! Thank you so much for taking time to write a review about your experience with us on Desert Safari tour your positive comments are very much valued. Our staff members take their roles in our industry seriously and...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    The tour was wonderful, also the attention from Iqbal was professional and he is kind and so helpfull, I definitely recommend you. ThanksMore

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Fabiyanaaa
    OceanAirTravels, General Manager at OceanAir Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hello Fabiyanaaa, Greetings from OceanAir Travels! We appreciate your time taken to share your valuable feedback with us. We are overwhelmed to know that you had a wonderful time with us. Looking forward to having more trips with you in the future. Warm Regards Lima...More

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    MrsJ191169
    28 September 2019|
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    Response from OceanAirTravels | Property representative |
    Hi, Greetings from OceanAir Travels. Please mention the exact name of the Apartment. Yes, the tour includes admission to Qasr Al Watan, Emirates Palace & Presidential Palace. Regards Lima | OceanAir Travels
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    Richard C
    27 September 2019|
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    Response from OceanAirTravels | Property representative |
    Hi, Greetings from OceanAir Travels. The pickup time for the Abu Dhabi city tour will be around 08.00 - 08.30AM, We can pick you up from Port Rashid, The pickup point will be arrival meeting hall. Regards Lima | OceanAir... More
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    9 September 2019|
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    Response from OceanAirTravels | Property representative |
    Hi, Greetings from OceanAir Travels. Please specify the hotel location. Yes ,you can see the enter highlights Explore the best of Abu Dhabi in 08 - 09 hours tour. Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. View the Abu Dhabi... More
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