If there is a building in Abu Dhabi that you shouldn't miss seeing, it's the massive Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the major contemporary Islamic architecture in the world. From your hotel in Dubai, you'll drive off to Abu Dhabi to see this center of religious ceremony in the UAE. With the help of your English speaking guide, you'll learn all about the structure, along with the cultural diversity of Islam found in its modern architecture and design. The Mosque is an incredible view, with exterior surfaces covered in Sivec marble from Greece and Macedonia. Don't miss out on seeing the main dome , one of the largest mosque-domes in the world, the world’s largest hand-woven carpet (measuring around 60,570 sq ft.), largest marble mosaic floral design in the world, third largest chandelier in the world, glass panels with Swarovski crystals, and many more! After the tour, you can get unforgettable photography sessions in beautiful angles, and you will be dropped back off at your hotel with memories to last a lifetime.
Enjoy exploring the largest art museum in UAE, which houses many artifacts from different parts of the world, sheltered beneath its beautifully designed silver dome. After viewing the incredible collection of artworks including artifacts from top French museums, head to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Full of traditional as well as contemporary Arabian artistic styles, this 30 acre mosque houses thousands of worshippers as it is one of the main centers of religious worship in the entire nation. Take a walk along the Grand Mosque’s courtyard where you see the shining exterior surface of the mosque, then visit the main dome, and marvel at its incredible architecture. Visit the center of the prayer hall and take in the beautiful traditional designs from floor to ceiling, the sculptures, the hand woven carpets, and so much more. If you would like to continue your travels to gorgeous sights in Dubai, you can opt to choose a package that also takes you to the Etihad Towers Skyview Deck. From here, a spectacular panoramic view of Dubai is spread before you. Take unforgettable landscape photographs and show the world that you stand before the sprawling modern marvel that is Dubai. There are so many gorgeous sights that you'll need to photograph everything to keep it all in your memories. Your tour ends with a drop off back to your hotel, full of awe at these magnificent structures.
Head out of Dubai for an exciting tour of the capital city of the United Arab Emirates! This tour begins with a comfortable hotel pickup, with your friendly guide sharing interesting information about Abu Dhabi as a city. The first stop is Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in the world, which accommodates some 40,000 worshipers inside its walls. Then you head to the Corniche, an eight-kilometer long pristine waterfront before you pass by the glamorous Emirates Palace. This world class hotel, with many of its 302 rooms and 92 suites furnished in gold and marble, is an architectural wonder situated across the luxurious Presidential Palace. You'll get a photo opportunity at the Etihad Towers, which is most famous for being the same skyscraper in the “Fast & Furious 7” movie. Learn about Emirate’s history at the UAE Heritage Village where you'll see the traditional sides of the desert way of life. Explore a camp with coffee pots, a tent goats’ hair, and the falaj system, all in an open air museum. One of the best stops is a visit to the Dates Market, located inside the historic fruit and vegetable market at Port Zayed. It has a huge range of Middle Eastern dates, and you shouldn't miss the chance to grab a few! Finally, you'll get to see the incredible wonder of man-made engineering: Yas Island. Learn how it was built, and press stud some photos before you head back to your hotel in Dubai.
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What people are saying about Architecture Tour in Dubai
Such a great tour to Abu Dhabi! Was collected straight from the hotel having confirmed with our guide the evening before the pick up time via text app. Small group of about 12 of us. Jahal our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, made the trip even more enjoyable to be in his company. We visited the great mosque first and ladies were provided Abayas, the Qasr al Watan palace, an amazing Arabic lunch (not included) which was recommended by Jahal an delicious. Final stop was the view from Etihad towers before dropping us back to Dubai to our hotel. Highly recommend this tour.
This is a half day tour. Travel agent arranged a small van to pick us up from hotel to Abu Dhabi. The tour guide did share us some information about Dubai and Abu Dhabi which is very interesting.
The mosque is really amazing. The architecture of the building is nice.
Definitely will recommend this activity.
A special travel experience with guide K.Zeba was really worth it. Since the car has arrived at the hotel on time, During trip has introduced of the history of Dubai and The mosque. As well as giving away Abaya costumes for the tour team to wear beautifully. It's really great!! I ensured that you will definitely be worth the money you have paid. This tour is highly recommended.
Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Louvre Musuem day tour from Dubai is worth to visit, particularly in the hot days when most of the time you can spend indoors with air conditioning. We were in a small group of only 5 persons, so the time could be managed in an efficient way that we could view what we had expected.
Trip was well organised. Riah, our guide contacted us in advance on pick up time, providing information of the tour, including dress code. Her responses were quick. Our day started earlier than schedule which was nice. The drive was long but with Riah’s Safe and skilful driving, we totally enjoyed the drive and nap.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque is a must see to savour the architecture, the grandeur and the space;
we walked along the jewel curated “palm” column towards to entrance opening into the white marble floored courtyard - elegantly floored with white marble beautifully designed with mosaic and marble flora motif surrounded by the four minaret and domes. It illuminates peaceful elegance. Here, we got closer to see the details of the jewel-crusted columns; the indoors were air conditioned, which was really nice in the summer heat. We saw the largest handwoven carpet, the largest Swarovski crystal chandelier and other chandeliers - all these were much better appreciated on site.
Next was a really nice treat from oceanair travel-a visit to the Etihad tower, getting a bird’s eye view of the surroundings - the aerial view of the Royal palace and the Presidential residence before was awesome!
Lunch was at the Marina mall and finally another nice drive back to our hotel in Dubai.
Overall, a wonderful day, we were very thankful to be grouped with the other family, enjoyed their company too. Our guide, Riah made the day great, she attended to us, checked regularly if we needed water, she speaks good English, is knowledgeable about the places we visited, she has excellent driving skill, we felt safe and comfortable with her. OceanAir also provided the Abaya for entering the mosque. Highly recommended!
This was one of the most breathtaking tours my partner and I did on our trip to the UAE. Our tour guide, Kaan was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating to each and every one of our needs. We would happily have him again.
The tour included visits to the Grand Mosque, Presidential Palace, Etihad Towers and an external view of Emirates Palace, where the movie Sex & the City 2 was filmed. Despite it being 45 deg in Abu Dhabi that day, you barely noticed the weather cause the views were so amazing. For lunch we were taken to this popular authentic buffet restaurant. It was 60AED pp. The food was okay... definitely didn’t go hungry.
All in all, we would recommend this tour for any one staying in Dubai, who wishes to see Abu Dhabi. Our tour guide said, that if you haven’t seen the Grand Mosque then you haven’t really seen Abu Dhabi. So, if you can try to incorporate this tour into your schedule.
Thanks again to OceanAir Travel for making this a day my partner and I will never forget.
Nora & Aiden 2019