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Abu Dhabi Small-Group Day Trip from Dubai by OceanAir™️ provided by Private Dubai Tours

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Abu Dhabi Small-Group Day Trip from Dubai by OceanAir™️

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Abu Dhabi is an easy day trip from Dubai, but getting there independently means negotiating fast-moving desert highways. This tour makes it simple and provides a guide-led overview of the city so you get to understand its heritage and culture. Tour the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, see the Emirates Towers. Enjoy a small-group atmosphere, with entrance fees and Dubai hotel or central pickup and drop-off included.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    The Corniche
    Emirates Palace
  • 2
    Etihad Towers
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Marina Mall
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Qasr Al Watan
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • View the best of Abu Dhabi in a hassle-free day trip from Dubai
  • Experience local culture at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • See the Emirates Towers and more, and learn about the city from a guide
  • Personalized experience: limited to 12-17, with hotel pickup and drop-off
What to Expect
After pickup at your Dubai hotel or another designated location, venture south by air-conditioned minivan to the UAE capital city of Abu Dhabi, hearing about its history and highlights en route. On arrival, tour the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the world’s eighth-largest mosque. See the marble courtyards and lavish prayer hall as you hear how the mosque accommodates 40,000 worshippers. Trace the palm-lined Corniche and view the exterior of the Emirates Palace and landmark Etihad Towers, the latter famous for featuring in 2015's Furious 7 movie. Enjoy time for lunch at Marina Mall, Carrefour or Food court (closed during Ramadan) at your own expense. Then, head to the next destination, the palace of Qasr Al Watan to explore its architectural reflection of Emirates and their leaders. Listen and learn as your guide fills you with fascinating facts about the amazing journey of the spurring Arabian design and gain insight into the Emirati governance and culture through the exhibits of the Palace. As your journey comes to an end, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location to relish in the memories of your experience.
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Important Information
8–9 hours
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel/ selected location in Dubai
  • Clean and air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Professional licensed tour guide of your selected language
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque ( Photos Stop Condition will apply if it’s Closed Due COVID Situation)
  • Visit the Observation Deck of Etihad Towers
  • Qasr Al Watan Visit ( Replaced with Louvre Museum Visit if it’s Closed Due Situation)
  • Entry/Admission - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Etihad Towers
  • Entry/Admission - Qasr Al Watan
  • If COVID test is required to Abu Dhabi it takes place at the border for 15-20Min to finish at 14$
  • Entry inside Emirates Palace (only pass over)
  • Lunch (at your own expense)
  • Guided tour inside the Qasr Al Watan Palace
  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above
  • Tipping (not mandatory)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour guiding by professional tour guide Bilingual Languages.
  • Lunch not included - you will be given time for lunch at Marina Mall, Carrefour or Food court OR The full Corniche view restaurant (at your own expense). Restaurants will not be available during the month of Ramadan (23 April to 23 May 2020), so it is recommended to carry some snacks with you.
  • 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.
  • Guided tours are not allowed within the palace; your guide will narrate important information about the palace before the visit.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • 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
  • The pickup time will be from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM. Please be ready at the hotel lobby by 8:00 AM. On Fridays, you will be picked up from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Kindly share your WhatsApp number for easy communication during the pickup
  • Most travellers can participate
  • If COVID test is required to access Abu Dhabi it takes place at the border for 15-20Min to finish it with 14$.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Marie M wrote a review Apr 2020
Island of Malta, Malta4 contributions2 helpful votes
I did this tour alone, but our guide and the group were very cool and the day past so fast! I highly recommend this cultural day tour of Abu Dhabi! Our guide Mohammad Iqbal is friendly and he taught us a lot of interesting things !! The air-conditioned bus was very clean, they
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Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Lucasmadda wrote a review Apr 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ34 contributions19 helpful votes
It went all great, I did the Abu Dhabi trip during a layover in Dubai, best layover I could ever have! Lusine was a lovely tour guide. Totally recommend.
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1 Helpful vote
Voo O wrote a review Mar 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything went well, the Mosque of Abu Dhabi ist a must see for everyone visiting UAE, i recommend 100%
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1 Helpful vote
Kal K wrote a review Mar 2020
Richmond, Canada19 contributions27 helpful votes
I would highly recommend this cultural day tour from Dubai as the group was small at 15 people, very clean air conditioned bus, large windows with curtains for shade, lots of bottled water and a very informative and knowledgeable guide. Our tour guide Latif (Rafik ?) from
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2 Helpful votes
Larissa S wrote a review Mar 2020
Baku, Azerbaijan9 contributions1 helpful vote
It was an excellent experience. Excellent quide Ziad from Oceanair. He gave a lot of information, he was a great driver, safe travel. Very interesting! We enjoyed
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Date of experience: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
About the operator

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By: Private Dubai Tours
Stella H
A Must See!
This was a great experience. I really enjoyed my self. It’s a must see.will come again. Thanks for this experience
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Nice experience
Nice tours and Angélica (guide) the best. She explained everything about the Old and modern Dubai. Thanks
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Olga, Isaac Podjarski
The tour was a success! It was lead by the knowledgable guide, named Haseeb. His English is very good, he is very a
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It’s was amazing! The guide Saddam was friendly and funny. We learned a lot. I would recommend him and the guided t
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Perfect trip 🙏
I highly recommend this trip. Our guide - Hasseb, was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we asked.
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Excellent tour with Riah
The tour with Riah was very nice and gives an good Overview of Dubai if you don't have too much time to see the cit
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Desert - one love 💚
What an incredible experience I had! Siddik - our safari captain - has showed us that the red dunes of the Dubai De
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Safari Dessert
Mr. Noor and Mr. Armir Abbas was tralla friendly and good at their work. It was a lot of fun with both of them 😊
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Visit abu dhabi from dubai
Unfortunaly the most beautiful place means the Grand Mosque was closed because of the virus we were quite frustrate
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Fun fun fun
A very great experience. Very good customer service. Very nice pictures / videos were made for free. You should def
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Awesome tour
I had such a wonderful time on this tour! Our tour guide, Haseeb was very knowledgeable and friendly. I definitely
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I had a fabulous time on my tour. There were about 12 persons in the group which went real smoothly. Haseeb was suc
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Abu Dhabi City Tour from Abu Dhabi
Just came away from the tour - Imran from OceanAir is an absolute delight, and nothing was too much trouble. From l
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Robyn H
Camel riding and culture
An amazing cultural experience along with thrilling 4WD over the sand dunes. Delicious barbecue meal and a great
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Private Abu Dhabi and Dubai city tour with Shakil from OceanAir
Nice experience. We had plenty time to see all sightseens, souqs, mosques, etc... Shakil knows a lot about the hist
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8–9 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, German, Italian, Spanish
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