Tours and Tickets

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

Reserve Now & Pay Later

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

Save
Share
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this experience is taking.Read more
What is Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best?
This award is our highest recognition and is presented annually to those businesses that are the Best of the Best on Tripadvisor, those that earn excellent reviews from travelers and are ranked in the top 1% of properties worldwide.
Learn more
Select Date and Travelers
From
₱3,778.82
(Price varies by group size)
Date
2 adults
Options
Select tour language
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Read more
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.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    The Corniche
    Emirates Palace
  • 2
    Etihad Towers
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Marina Mall
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Qasr Al Watan
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
+
Highlights
  • 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.
Show More
Important Information
Duration
8–9 hours
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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)
Show More
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
  • Customers need to spend 10 days in Dubai before going to Abu Dhabi
  • Most travelers can participate
  • PCR Test Required to access to Abu Dhabi ( valid for 48hrs )
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
1,005Review
199Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 815
  • 41
  • 7
  • 0
  • 2
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
More
Popular mentions
Marie M wrote a review Apr 2020
Island of Malta, Malta4 contributions5 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
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Lucasmadda wrote a review Apr 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ34 contributions37 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.
Read more
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Voo O wrote a review Mar 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions4 helpful votes
Everything went well, the Mosque of Abu Dhabi ist a must see for everyone visiting UAE, i recommend 100%
Read more
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Kal K wrote a review Mar 2020
Richmond, Canada20 contributions47 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
Read more
3 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Larissa S wrote a review Mar 2020
Baku, Azerbaijan9 contributions3 helpful votes
+4
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
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Private Dubai Tours
brenda s
brenda s
00
Great tour
Got to see the best of Dubai in 6 hours and at the end got the enjoy the Burj Khalifa as we stayed there after this
Stella H
Stella H
00
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
Jet419834
Jet419834
00
Nice experience
Nice tours and Angélica (guide) the best. She explained everything about the Old and modern Dubai. Thanks
GlobeTrotting494156
GlobeTrotting494156
00
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
Samm_abd
Samm_abd
00
Amazing
It’s was amazing! The guide Saddam was friendly and funny. We learned a lot. I would recommend him and the guided t
scafandru1969
scafandru1969
00
Perfect trip 🙏
I highly recommend this trip. Our guide - Hasseb, was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we asked.
blugi87
blugi87
00
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
natashak779
natashak779
00
Desert - one love 💚
What an incredible experience I had! Siddik - our safari captain - has showed us that the red dunes of the Dubai De
56hammada
56hammada
00
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 😊
cycym2020
cycym2020
00
Visit abu dhabi from dubai
Unfortunaly the most beautiful place means the Grand Mosque was closed because of the virus we were quite frustrate
Dubai_guest2020
Dubai_guest2020
00
Fun fun fun
A very great experience. Very good customer service. Very nice pictures / videos were made for free. You should def
jakezzi322
jakezzi322
00
Awesome tour
I had such a wonderful time on this tour! Our tour guide, Haseeb was very knowledgeable and friendly. I definitely
T4712NImaureenc
T4712NImaureenc
00
Ms
I had a fabulous time on my tour. There were about 12 persons in the group which went real smoothly. Haseeb was suc
Bettina_Global_70
Bettina_Global_70
00
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
Robyn H
Robyn H
00
Camel riding and culture
An amazing cultural experience along with thrilling 4WD over the sand dunes. Delicious barbecue meal and a great
Key Details
  • Duration: 8–9 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, German, Italian, Spanish
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+63 923-0990452

Travelers also viewed

Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
from PHP 2,630.82*
Popular: Booked by 14,765 travelers!
Abu Dhabi Day Tour From Dubai
from PHP 4,687.65*
Popular: Booked by 1,464 travelers!
Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi and Grand Mosque Tour from Dubai
from PHP 4,113.65*
Popular: Booked by 928 travelers!
Abu Dhabi Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Dubai
from PHP 4,585.29*
Popular: Booked by 1,356 travelers!

Frequently bought together

Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner
from PHP 4,048.12*
Popular: Booked by 23,197 travelers!
Red Dunes By Quad Bike, Sandsurf, Camels & BBQ at Al Khayma Camp
from PHP 4,261.93*
Popular: Booked by 2,415 travelers!
from PHP 1,765.04* PHP 1,961.16
Popular: Booked by 8,115 travelers!

Cultural Tours

Frequently Asked Questions about Abu Dhabi Small-Group Day Trip from Dubai by OceanAir™️