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Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-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

    Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel/ accommodation and take you to the imposing Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This is one of the most prominent symbols of contemporary Islamic architecture in the world. It took 11 years to complete this immense mosque, which covers over 30 acres of Land. 

    The incredible view of the Grand Mosque will be a feast for your eyes as it combines the cultural diversity of Islamic art with modern architecture and design. The exterior surfaces of the Grand Mosque are covered in Sivec marble from Greece and Macedonia and its main dome is one of the largest mosque-domes in the world.

    Get to the Mosque to watch its rich traditional designs from floor to ceiling. The mosque offers plenty of attractions, most notable among them are the world’s largest hand-woven carpet (measuring around 60,570 sq ft. this carpet was hand-woven by about 1,200 - 1,300 carpet knitters), the world's largest marble mosaic floral design, the world's third-largest chandelier (that adorns the main prayer hall), and glass panels studded with Swarovski crystals.

    The Mosque interiors are richly decorated with verses of the Holy Quran in three varieties of Arabic calligraphy. As you move around the premises you can see the reflective pools that surround the Mosque, which in turn amplify its beauty. Overall you will never get tired exploring this gigantic structural masterpiece. After completing the Mosque visit and a few memorable photo sessions, you will be dropped back at your hotel/ accommodation.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up from Dubai Central Hotels or Towers. Pick-up from Movenpick Ibn Battuta, Al Maha Resort, Bab Al Shams, Jebel Ali, Sport, Motor, Investment Cities and Silicon Oasis City or any hotels far from Dubai Central is available only with additional cost based on the location or to come near to the central area. Pick-up will be within 45 minutes of your booked time. If there are any changes, you will be notified by WhatsApp, phone call or e-mail. Pick-up from Niaf, Gold Souq and Al Sabkha area is available at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel Deira. 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). The duration of the tour includes the pick-up and drop off times.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel/accommodation pickup and drop-off (central Dubai hotels only)
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional licensed tour guide
    • Cold mineral water
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Any additional services or expenses not specified as included
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - 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.
    • Mosque dress code : Mosques have very strict dress codes for visitors. Women must wear long, loose clothing and ensure their arms and legs are fully covered. Women are also required to keep their heads covered at all times. If needed, the company will provide you with an abaya: a long, black garment with a head scarf which must be returned back. Men must be covered from just above the knees, and cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will result in refused entry. The company does not provide any kind of clothing for men
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Qasr Al Watan may be closed without notice during presidential events. In such cases, this visit will be replaced with Heritage Village
    • 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)
    • There is a shuttle bus service to the entrance from the main gate of the palace. Guided tours are not permitted inside the Palace
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 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 yesterday via mobile

    It was excellence!! The guide Ramadan and the driver Ali was very friendly and the tour was funny, the 1 and a half drive to the mosque was fast over! We learn very interesting informations about the country, the goverment, the education and so on!...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Elli_Spinelli
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    We found the best solution to visit the Abu Dhabi Zayed Mosque: no trouble for finding a taxi back and forth from Dubai, no big bus tour, yet with some interesting explanations from a very nice guide (Ramadan Oat).

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Clemence D
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    What an experience. Haseeb was our guide for the afternoon half day excursion. His knowledge of not only the mosque itself but of the Emirati culture, royalty, locations and general knowlegde was excellent. I can strongly recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank 168ciaranr
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    The tour was amazing, the mosque is beautiful. We went early morning, which help us beat the crowd. We were able to take plenty pictures. It gets extremely crowded., making hard to take pictures. Our guide Iqbal Mohammed was awesome, patient, and knowledgeable. Glad we...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Vellie1
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Our guide, Usoma, was excellent. He was friendly, took excellent care of each persons needs and was patient with everyone. I loved that he made sure to take us to special photo spots and always offered to take group pictures. He was thoughtful and energetic-...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Melissa P
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    norleen a
    October 6, 2019|
    Response from PrivateDubaiTours | Property representative |
    Hi, Yes we do pick up & Drop Off from AL KHOORY EXECUTIVE HOTEL AL BADA Address: Opp Irani Hospital - Al Wasl Rd - Dubai. We do have day trip on Fridays and the Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai... More
    October 2, 2019|
    Response from PrivateDubaiTours | Property representative |
    Hi, Greetings. Yes, pickup/ drop off will be available from Atlantis The Palm. Regards Catherine | Private Dubai Tours
    September 30, 2019|
    Response from PrivateDubaiTours | Property representative |
    Hi, Thank you for contacting us and please note, the sharing tour starts at 08:00 AM and unfortunately we don't have an afternoon tour on the day. But we can pick you at 09:30 AM if you book the Private tour, please contact... More
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