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Qasr Al Watan

Qasr Al Watan: 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 Abu Dhabi: Grand Mosque, Royal Palace, and Etihad Tower

2. From Abu Dhabi: Grand Mosque, Royal Palace, and Etihad Tower

Explore Abu Dhabi's top sights on a guided tour of the city. Visit the Etihad Towers, learn about the government of the UAE at the Presidential Palace, and marvel at the beauty of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Get picked up by your driver from your hotel or selected location in Abu Dhabi. Hop into an air-conditioned vehicle and get ready to explore the capital city of UAE. Make your first stop at the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Enter this world-famous example of Islamic architecture. See the fabulous craftsmanship of this space which can accommodate around 40,000 worshippers inside its walls.  View the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet, 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs. Continue on to the Etihad Towers, a complex of 5 opulent skyscrapers. This entertainment hub offers you the chance for leisure dining and shopping. Enjoy the panoramic views of Abu Dhabi city from the observation deck of the Etihad Towers. Finally, visit Qasr Al Watan, the Presidential Palace, a tribute to Arabic heritage and craftsmanship. Gain an insight into governance, knowledge, and artistry that has shaped the nation of UAE. At the end of the tour, be dropped off back at your hotel or a select location in Abu Dhabi.

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.

Dubai: Explorer Pass with Burj Khalifa and Desert Safari

4. Dubai: Explorer Pass with Burj Khalifa and Desert Safari

See more and spend less with an Explorer Pass and get up to 50%* off admission to your choice of 3, 4, 5, or 7 top Dubai attractions. Pay nothing at the gate, and choose as you go over 70 Dubai attractions, including a 1-day ticket for the hop-on and hop-off Dubai Big Bus tour. Choose a day of fun at the Aquaventure waterpark at Atlantis the Palm, or cruise the Dubai Creek on a dhow boat while feasting on a delicious dinner, and much more. Get your pass instantly delivered by email to print out, or you can use it directly from your phone. Take time to see all your chosen attractions. You will have up to 60 days to explore from the first redemption. Attractions you can choose with the Dubai Explorer Pass include: Top Attraction • At the Top - Burj Khalifa Tours and Cruises • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Dubai Tour: 1-Day Ticket • Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner in Dubai • Morning Desert Safari in Dubai • Morning Desert Safari in Abu Dhabi • Dhow Royal Dinner Cruise at Dubai Marina • Dhow Dinner Cruise Dubai Creek • Dhow Dinner Cruise at Abu Dhabi Yas Island • Sunset Dinner Cruise Dubai Marina • Yas Island Sightseeing Cruise by Tour Dubai • Speed Boat Sightseeing Tour • Palm Jumeirah Kayak Tour • Dubai Opera House Tour • Dubai Marina Yacht Tour • Dubai guided tour: 30+ top attractions • Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum and Grand Mosque Tour Dubai • 75-Minute Atlantis Panoramic Speedboat Tour • 90-Minute Adrenaline Fun Speedboat Tour of Dubai • Full Day Explore Dubai City Tour • Elite Pearl Yachts Charter Theme Parks and Rides • Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis the Palm • Motiongate™ Dubai • Legoland® Dubai • Ski Dubai - Snow Classic • IMG Worlds of Adventure • Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi • KidZania Abu Dhabi • iFly Dubai Indoor Skydiving • E-kart Zabeel • Legoland® Water Park Landmarks and Other Experiences • At the Top - Burj Khalifa • The View at the Palm • Qasr Al Watan • Arabian Culinary Experience at Al Hallab Restaurant • Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis The Palm • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo – Explorer Experience • 4X4 Quad Bike Ride in the Desert (Sahara Adventures) • Stand-up Paddle Lesson & Tour • Dubai Ice Rink • Museum of the Future • Flying Cup VIP Experience • Sky Views Observatory and Glass Slide • Dubai Frame • Dubai Butterfly Garden • Ethnic Emirati Cuisine at Al Khayma Heritage House And more! Attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, when applicable, before you go. *Savings based on sample itineraries on Go City website.

Abu Dhabi: Louvre & Qasr Al Watan Combo Ticket + Bonus eSIM

5. Abu Dhabi: Louvre & Qasr Al Watan Combo Ticket + Bonus eSIM

Prepare for an extraordinary adventure in Abu Dhabi, and discover 2 renowned attractions, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Watan, with this combo ticket. Take in spectacular works of art at the Louvre and step into traditional Arabian craftsmanship in the Qasr Al Watan's Great Hall. Enter the Louvre Museum and let yourself be captivated by the mesmerizing 'rain of light' that bathes the walls from the building's silver floating dome. Marvel at masterpieces crafted by renowned artists like Monet, da Vinci, Bellini, and many others. Visit the Children's Museum, offering a delightful experience for the whole family. Explore the special exhibition and admire the curated displays organized by season and theme, showcasing commonalities among cultures and civilizations worldwide. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Qasr Al Watan, where architectural grandeur and rich heritage await. Explore the opulent halls, magnificent gardens, and exquisite rooms of this remarkable palace. Gain insights into the nation's history, culture, and governance in the House of Knowledge.

Dubai: Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Qasr Al Watan Tour with Pickup

6. Dubai: Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Qasr Al Watan Tour with Pickup

Discover 2 of Abu Dhabi's must-see landmarks — the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Qasr al Watan — on a full-afternoon trip from Dubai. Enjoy convenient pickup and drop-off at your hotel, and stay refreshed during the tour with bottled water. After pickup at your hotel in Dubai city, head to Qasr al Watan, a working presidential palace whose name means "Palace of the Nation." Enjoy time to enter and explore the palace on your own. Capture stunning photos, marvel at the grandeur surrounding you, and get insight into the UAE's governance. Next, continue to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the world's largest mosques. While you admire the mosque's beauty and take stunning photos of the sunset, gain a deeper understanding of the emirate’s cultural beliefs in a space that encourages open dialogue. After exploring 2 of Abu Dhabi's gems, return to Dubai for drop-off at your hotel.

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: 4-Hour Guided Cruise & Island Hopping

8. Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour Guided Cruise & Island Hopping

Made of over 200 archipelago of islands, Abu Dhabi has a lot to offer for sea lovers where each island has a unique nature, this amazing experience starts with a sightseeing cruise passing by the city's most iconic building structures for a photo snap, then sails towards the natural deserted islands with a first stop over on Dolphin island for a swim break in Chrystal waters, then, continues to Bahrani island for a second stop with a full beach setup upon your arrival that will allow you to enjoy the rest of your trip exploring the island nature and indulging in clear waters. Key Sights • Etihad Towers • Presidential Palace • Dolphin Island • Chrystal Bay • Bahrani Island

Abu Dhabi: Guided Speedboat Sightseeing Tour

9. 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: Heritage and Culture Pass (2-3 Attractions)

10. Abu Dhabi: Heritage and Culture Pass (2-3 Attractions)

Embark on a voyage that encapsulates the soul of Abu Dhabi with this Culture and Heritage Pass. Get access to 3 renowned attractions – Louvre Museum, Qasr Al Hosn, and Qasr Al Watan – each an immersive gateway to the city's history, art, and heritage, along with a 1 GB eSIM. At the Louvre Museum, step into a world where innovation and artistry collide beneath the enchanting “Rain of Light”. Admire a diverse collection of masterpieces by iconic artists such as Monet, da Vinci, and Bellini. Head to the Children's Museum promises enchanting engagement for all ages. Next, travel through time at Qasr Al Hosn, the living legacy of Abu Dhabi's past. Watch the city's roots come to life through an iconic watchtower and cultural exhibitions at this historic landmark. Immerse yourself in exhibits and displays that unfold the Emirate's captivating narrative. Then, continue to Qasr Al Watan, an architectural marvel that embodies elegance and culture. Marvel at opulent halls, intricate details, and lush gardens while gaining profound insights into the nation's governance and traditions.

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(12,190 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!

Recommended excursion. Our guide Saddan Ali was very attentive to us.