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Emirates Palace: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

1. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

With its natural islands, premium resorts, cultural attractions, and architectural wonders, Abu Dhabi offers something for every traveler. Brace up to explore the most-iconic attractions of Abu Dhabi on a full-day sightseeing tour from Dubai! Start your day after being picked up from your hotel in Dubai and learn about one of the richest cities in the world as you travel along the Arabian Gulf. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE, is a place that is closely knit to the culture and religion of the UAE. You will see one-of-a-kind treasures while navigating the marbled halls, such as Swarovski chandeliers, patterned designs, and the largest hand-knotted carpet in the world. A drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche offers you a beautiful view of the Arabian Gulf, its turquoise blue waters, and the skylines. Then, the Etihad towers, a striking architectural landmark on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, offer dining, stay, and entertaining options in one location. The breathtaking panoramic views of the city, including the view of Emirates Palace, and the Arabian Gulf from the observation deck enchants anyone who comes there. You will get the time to enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at the mosque. Touring around the Qasr Al Watan, a functioning presidential palace and a cultural place in Abu Dhabi, lets you learn more about the tradition that has defined the history of the UAE. The palace is also an architectural marvel and houses artifacts and treasures. After a full day of fun and sightseeing, enjoy a ride back to your hotel, where we’ll drop you off safely.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing & Sheikh Zayed Mosque

2. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing & Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Gear up to discover Abu Dhabi's famous tourist attractions on a full-day Abu Dhabi city tour that begins with a prompt pickup from your preferred location or hotel in Dubai. Enjoy a 90-minute drive to the photo stop at the world's most known indoor amusement park, Ferrari World. Strike your best pose to capture breathtaking photographs against the backdrop of this beautiful destination. Find your mind at peace as you enter the spiritual calmness of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi's largest mosque and a symbol of religious harmony, tolerance, and diversity. Marvel at the mosque's architectural magnificence that reflects true Islamic principles. Be lucky to witness the largest hand-knotted carpet and Swarovski crystal chandeliers. Stop by the Louvre Museum on Saadiyat Island for a photo stop. Take a stroll outside of the largest museum in the Gulf region and marvel at the stunning architecture. Ride along the Corniche, where you may enjoy spending some happy time with your family enjoying the sights of skyscrapers. Get a chance to take some fantastic snaps in the backdrop of Emirates Palace and Etihad Towers, two of the luxurious marvels of the UAE. Stop by the Founders Memorial, a special cultural attraction that celebrates the UAE's founder's life, legacy, and principles. Go through the stories, art, nature, and multimedia experiences, and learn how he influenced the UAE and its people. With the memories of the day etched in your memories, enjoy a drive back to your hotel or preferred destination in Dubai.

Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day-Trip Grand Mosque, Royal Palace & Lunch

3. Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day-Trip Grand Mosque, Royal Palace & Lunch

Enjoy a day trip to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. Marvel at the grandeur of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, pass by the stunning Abu Dhabi Corniche and catch glimpses of iconic landmarks such as the Emirates Palace. Your first stop is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Be welcomed by its stunning white marble façade and impressive architecture. Your guide will lead you through the mosque, explaining the various features and providing historical context. After your mosque visit, it's time for a delightful lunch at the Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy a visit to the Etihad Towers where the most thrilling stunts from the Fast & Furious franchise were filmed. Head to the Observation Deck of Etihad Towers to enjoy the panoramic views of Abu Dhabi's skyline. Visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan Palace within the Presidential Palace compound. Admire the architectural marvels, historical artifacts, and invaluable treasures that showcase the rich history and culture of the UAE. Finally, relax on the return journey to Dubai.

Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

4. Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

Explore the fast-changing landscape of Abu Dhabi on a half-day city sightseeing tour with a guide in your chosen language. Visit traditional and contemporary landmarks such as the Grand Mosque and the attractions along the Corniche. Following a pickup at your hotel in Abu Dhabi, drive to the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, considered the key site for worship in the United Arab Emirates. Marvel at the main features inside and out, such as the inner courtyard and minaret, design motifs of Naskhi, Thuluth, and Kufic calligraphy, and slender columns reflected in the water. Then go towards the Persian Gulf, as you admire the modern-day developments along the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Admire some of the world’s most ultra-modern, breathtaking skyscrapers and luxury hotels such as Emirates Palace, facing the pristine beach. Visit the traditional vegetable and dates markets of Port Zayed, to the northeast of the city. See how Port Zayed bolsters Abu Dhabi’s international trade and plays a pivotal role in Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, the government’s drive to achieve economic diversification. The tour ends with the opportunity to take photos of Heritage Village, a reconstructed desert village.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Optional Lunch

5. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi on this day trip from Dubai. Admire the architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Emirates Palace. Immerse yourself in local culture at the Heritage Village. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubai. Stop at one of the largest mosques in the world, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Marvel its intricate Islamic carvings and exquisite white marble work on a guided tour. Continue on to Yas Island and stop at the Yas Mall, where you have the option to sit down for a delicious lunch. Drive through the Saadiyat Island project to see the newly completed Louvre museum and the Guggenheim museum, which is still being built. View local markets and drive past gleaming white mosques, the Emirates Palace, and elegant high-rise apartments. Stop at the Heritage Village, which depicts the traditional daily lives of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. Your trip ends with drop-off at Emirates Mall, Dubai Mall, Burjuman-Bur Dubai, or City Centre Deira, depending on your preference.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

6. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi and enjoy a visit to the unique Ferrari World theme park. See the Heritage Village, and ride the Formula Rossa rollercoaster on this day trip from Dubai. Begin your tour with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where you can admire the wonderful architecture that defines the beauty of Islamic art. Continue on to the Emirates Palace, an inspiring hotel in the city with 114 magnificent domes and fantastic suites decorated with gold and marble. You will then visit the Heritage Village, where you can learn more about the life of the Bedouins. Afterward you can enjoy the views of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skyline as you drive on to Al Corniche. The second half of your day trip takes you to the largest indoor theme park in the world – the Ferrari World. Experience the breathtaking rush of speed on the Formula Rossa rollercoaster and test your driving skills on one of the many simulators. Experience the different performances, marvel at the impressive dance and acrobatic shows, or enjoy go-karting.

From Abu Dhabi: City Sightseeing and Sheikh Zayed Mosque

7. From Abu Dhabi: City Sightseeing and Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Explore Abu Dhabi's well-known tourist destinations on a guided tour with pickup from your hotel. Gain insights into the history and culture of the city as you visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Corniche, Etihad Towers, and more. First, head to Ferrari World for a photo stop and capture some breathtaking images against the backdrop of this famous theme park. Step into the serene atmosphere of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in Abu Dhabi. Admire its magnificent architecture, which embodies Islamic ideals. Admire the largest hand-knotted carpet, the Swarovski crystal chandeliers, the reflective pool, and the beautiful mosaic patterns. Stop by the Louvre Museum on Saadiyat Island for a photo stop. Take a stroll outside of the largest museum in the Gulf region and marvel at the stunning architecture. Take a ride across the Corniche and take in the magnificent views. Take some pictures with the Emirates Palace and the Etihad Towers, two of the most opulent wonders of the UAE. Learn about the Founders Memorial, a special cultural location that pays tribute to the United Arab Emirates' founding father and his life, legacy, and beliefs. Explore the narratives, artwork, and multimedia experiences to find out how he influenced the UAE and its inhabitants.

Abu Dhabi: Guided Speedboat Sightseeing Tour

8. Abu Dhabi: Guided Speedboat Sightseeing Tour

There’s simply no better way to take in the sights of Abu Dhabi’s skyline than viewing it from the sea. Take a 1-hour, 1.15-hour, or 1.5-hour guided tour to admire the vistas that can’t be seen on land. Traveling by boat gives you front-row seats to Abu Dhabi's beauty. From Emirates Palace Marina, admire the graceful promenade of Abu Dhabi Corniche and take in the incredible 21st-century skyline. Follow this with a thrilling trip around Al Lulu Island. This guided tour gives you amazing views of the massive Emirates Palace Hotel and a true picture of Abu Dhabi’s cityscape. Marvel at incredible views of Al Maya Island, the Presidential Palace, Etihad Towers, and more from the water. From Yas Bay Waterfront, get a thrilling, and exciting boat tour experience around Yas Island, uncovering the Arabian culture and traditions, the best spots and attractions, nature, and animals, as well as impressive architectural structures. The boats used are powered by the latest generation of eco-friendly engines, manufactured to exacting specifications, and capable of reaching thrilling speeds. They are manned by experienced, fully qualified crews, and each boat comes equipped with the latest safety equipment, ensuring that the ride of your life is a smooth and safe one. Choose to upgrade your experience with a breakfast combination option. Enjoy a thrilling 45-minute speedboat tour, followed by a light breakfast at the Emirates Palace Hotel.

Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

9. Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace with a 24 hrs pass to the city’s best open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via digital commentary in 8 languages. 2 routes to discover breathtaking views of the majestic palaces, rich museums, historic sites, public beach, and old souks starting from the Abu Dhabi Mall as well iconic Louvre Museum of Abu Dhabi. The tickets include a return shuttle to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a shining architectural wonder and icon of Abu Dhabi that can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers. On arrival, you can join a guided tour of the Mosque in English.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

10. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Depart Dubai and journey towards the capital of the United Arab Emirates on a day trip to Abu Dhabi. Drive through Jebel Ali Port, and then on arrival in Abu Dhabi see all the main monuments of the ground-breaking city including the vast Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Get a look at the attractions of Yas Island, where the Ferrari World theme park is dedicated to the famous Italian automobile marque and the race track is the site of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Journey along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to see the city's skyscrapers and award-winning beaches up close. pass the opulent Emirates Palace Hotel. Marvel at the huge shopping and entertainment complex of Marina Mall.  Along the way, pass the Presidential Palace and visit Abu Dhabi Heritage Village to see a reconstruction of a traditional oasis village and get a glimpse into the past of the Emirates.

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What people are saying about Emirates Palace

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4.7
(12,055 reviews)

I am very pleased with the trip. Even though my hotel was outside the pick-up area, transportation was arranged for me. Hotel pickup was approximately 8 hours. After gathering all the participants of the trip, we left for Abu Dhabi. The journey takes about 1.5 hours. one way. It was great, the trip was worth the money. The host was very nice and told interesting things about Dubai and Abu Dhabi. All points worth seeing, enough time for great photos. A lunch break with delicious Arabic cuisine is planned. I recommend!

This was a great tour with many special buildings. Our guide Zaid has a lot of knowledge about the country and its history. He takes his time and is friendly and polite and takes very beautiful photos. I saw and learned a lot and really had a good time! Also many thanks to our driver Adnan who took us safely to our destinations.

The mosque was the best...I think it's worth it to give more time to this place. In general everything was very good, the guide was very clear in his explanations and both the driver and the guide were very friendly.

The trip was very nice experience. Our guide Muhammed gave us interesting informations and fulfilled all our wishes. I can recommend this tour!

Ziad was an excellent guide. He was very helpful, nice and funny. I really enjoyed the trip.