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Abu Dhabi City Tour provided by Oceanair Travels

Abu Dhabi City Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5–6 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
200
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 91575P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop off to your selected location / hotel in Abu Dhabi
  • Clean and air-conditioned modern vehicle.
  • Professional licensed tour guide.
  • Abaya with scarf for Ladies (local long dress attire to visit mosque)
  • Cold mineral water
  • Access to the Palace, Garden, and other public spaces within the premise of Qasr Al Watan
  • Entrance to the Etihad Towers
  • Entry/Admission - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
  • Entry/Admission - Etihad Towers
  • Entry/Admission - Qasr Al Watan
Exclusions
  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above.
  • Tipping Kitty
  • Guided tour inside the Palace
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Complimentary Pickup is available from Abu Dhabi city hotels, apartments, and Cruise terminal Abu Dhabi ( Port Zayed ).  Pickup from Abu Dhabi Airport available from Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi.  Pickup time within 0-40 min of your selected time as per your location. 
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • On Fridays the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque will be open from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. It will be closed on certain dates and these days will only be announced few days before. Also, it is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festival.
  • Mosques & Palace Dress Code: Women must wear long loose clothing to insure their arms and legs are fully covered. They are also required to cover their heads all the time while inside the mosque. However, for the Mosque visit, company will provide long-local Abaya with a scarf (long black dress-attire) if needed which must be returned back.
  • Men must not show above their knees and are required to cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will result in refused entry. Company does not provide any kind of clothes to men.
  • Pick-up will be within 30 minutes of your booked time. For instance, if your selected time is 9:00, you can expect the guide at any time from 9:00 to 9:30 and you should be ready at the hotel / building lobby from 9:00 itself. If there are any changes, you will be notified either by email or WhatsApp.
  • Tour duration is fixed for any tour/activity. But the drop off may later or sooner the mentioned timing depends on the traffic of the city. At times, the drop off may get late up to 30-45 minutes than the mentioned time.
  • Free of charge if they do not occupy a seat.
  • Lunch not included - you will be given time for lunch at Marina Mall, Carrefour or Food court ( closed during Ramadan ) OR The full Corniche view restaurant (at your own expense).
  • During any Presidential Events, Qasr Al Watan might shut down to the public without any previous announcements as it is a national palace, however, it 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.
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: As per the national government of Abu Dhabi Qasr Al Watan (PRESIDENTIAL PALACE) will be closed from 10th November until 16th November
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop off to your selected location / hotel in Abu Dhabi
  • Clean and air-conditioned modern vehicle.
  • Professional licensed tour guide.
  • Abaya with scarf for Ladies (local long dress attire to visit mosque)
  • Cold mineral water
  • Access to the Palace, Garden, and other public spaces within the premise of Qasr Al Watan
  • Entrance to the Etihad Towers
  • Entry/Admission - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
  • Entry/Admission - Etihad Towers
  • Entry/Admission - Qasr Al Watan
Exclusions
  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above.
  • Tipping Kitty
  • Guided tour inside the Palace
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Complimentary Pickup is available from Abu Dhabi city hotels, apartments, and Cruise terminal Abu Dhabi ( Port Zayed ).  Pickup from Abu Dhabi Airport available from Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi.  Pickup time within 0-40 min of your selected time as per your location. 
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • On Fridays the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque will be open from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. It will be closed on certain dates and these days will only be announced few days before. Also, it is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festival.
  • Mosques & Palace Dress Code: Women must wear long loose clothing to insure their arms and legs are fully covered. They are also required to cover their heads all the time while inside the mosque. However, for the Mosque visit, company will provide long-local Abaya with a scarf (long black dress-attire) if needed which must be returned back.
  • Men must not show above their knees and are required to cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will result in refused entry. Company does not provide any kind of clothes to men.
  • Pick-up will be within 30 minutes of your booked time. For instance, if your selected time is 9:00, you can expect the guide at any time from 9:00 to 9:30 and you should be ready at the hotel / building lobby from 9:00 itself. If there are any changes, you will be notified either by email or WhatsApp.
  • Tour duration is fixed for any tour/activity. But the drop off may later or sooner the mentioned timing depends on the traffic of the city. At times, the drop off may get late up to 30-45 minutes than the mentioned time.
  • Free of charge if they do not occupy a seat.
  • Lunch not included - you will be given time for lunch at Marina Mall, Carrefour or Food court ( closed during Ramadan ) OR The full Corniche view restaurant (at your own expense).
  • During any Presidential Events, Qasr Al Watan might shut down to the public without any previous announcements as it is a national palace, however, it 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.
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: As per the national government of Abu Dhabi Qasr Al Watan (PRESIDENTIAL PALACE) will be closed from 10th November until 16th November
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    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
  • You'll return to the starting point
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ABes
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We booked this tour as it was our first visit to Abu Dhabi so wanted to make sure we saw the key landmarks. The tour was great value for money, our guide Iqbal was very helpful, informative and courteous throughout to all guests. The Grand Mosque was very impressive and by going on this tour we had the benefit of queue jumping/fast pass which allowed us to maximise our time their. Then on to the Presidential Palace, same benefits of quick and easy entrance. An incredible experience. The views from the Etihad Towers were magnificent. Would recommend this tour and if you are lucky to have Iqbal as your guide you will not be disappointed.
Written January 2, 2020
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Kevin H
2 contributions
From start to end, it was a great half day tour of Abu Dhabi which covered all the major highlights of the city (mosque, Etihad Tower, Presidential palace). Pickup was very punctual from cruise terminal in Abu Dhabi and communication by tour company and guide was great. Our tour guide Imran was extremely friendly and professional which made the tour even more enjoyable. This was the second excursion we booked with the tour company over our cruise and I would not hesitate to recommend Ocean Air Travels for future excursions.
Written February 26, 2020
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Cruise Diaries
Zurich, Switzerland8 contributions
We had a great day with Imran discovering the main attractions in Abu Dhabi!
Pick-up at the cruise port was on time. Imran picked us and another couple on his Landcruiser which had enough space for a comfortable ride.
We first stopped by the Grand Mosque where Imran organized tickets and followed us during the entire visit. From time to time he gave us some useful information but he gave us some time to explore by our self. After the mosque we proceeded to the Etihad Tower were we got a stunning view over the city, the Palace and the Corniche. After a short stop by the famous Emitrates Palace Fountain, we proceeded to the last stop, the UAE Presidential Palace. Also there, Imran took great care of us making the entrance process very smooth. We spent about 45 min into the Palace before leaving. After a short final stop by the Al Marina to enjoy the view and take some picture, we proceeded back to the cruise port.
It must be said that for some people this might be a too fast-paced tour as half a day is quite a short time for visiting these beautiful places! On the other hand it can be very well combined with a safari tour in the afternoon!
In general we had a great time with Imran and can only suggest to book this half-day city tour.
Written February 17, 2020
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Margie T
2 contributions
I ran into an Oceanair Travels tour group while waiting for an elevator in Tower 2 of Ethiad Towers. I felt very disrespected by a tour guide who was confused as to why I would not get on the elevator with the group in front of me. I said, "there is a limit of 4 people on the elevator at a time according to the space permitted". He argued, "the elevator can fit max of 18 people". I said, "that is before covid, there are social distance guidelines shown on the elevator floor". He said, "no this is like before, you're going to have more people when we ride the elevator with you". He was only half wearing his mask over his mouth but not his nose. I said "well I would hope that only 3 other people would join". He said "oh you hope. you hope."
We are in a PANDEMIC. COVID-19 has taken lives, including family of those close to me. For me to have been in line next and for another 10 people to enter the elevator under direction of this tour guide. I felt unsafe, insulted, and looked down on because I had hopes of a safe visit and exit from the Observation Deck. I request that Oceanair Travels looks closer at their employees and tour guides and make sure they adhere to proper health and safety guidance provided. I hope that everyone was fully vaccinated as well as provided proof of a negative PCR test before joining this tour. I can say that I will not be joining Oceanair Travels in the future because of this experience. Please maintain social distancing.
Written January 3, 2022
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Klaus R
Magdeburg, Germany6 contributions
Family
The pickup was not too early so we could enjoy breakfast in our hotel. From there it took 1.5 hours to Abu Dhabi. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is simply overwhelming, made of the whitest marble one can think of. Then we moved on to the new Louvre Abu Dhabi. The building by Jean Nouvel is unique. The collection is great and has an interesting concept, allowing you to compare the cultures of the world. Our guide Stefano did a great job, always friendly and helpful.
Written February 11, 2020
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Martina
Milan, Italy1 contribution
I'm not used to book organized tours, in the past I was never happy with the timing and the schedule of them. But since I was in Dubai for just some days, I thought to give the organized tour a last chance and it was worth it. Great organization and punctuality. Our guide Paolo, who by the way can also speak very good Italian, was really outstanding. He is passionate, willing to answer all our questions and giving us tips. He was also very funny and we enjoyed a lot the whole day with him.
I definitely recommend this tour, you will see wonderful places and you will enjoy the day and a fantastic arabic buffet.
Written May 1, 2022
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Woroine
8 contributions
I would recommend this half day tour if you have a chance to have a short stay in Abu Dhabi. We had a two night stay and booked this tour on our second day. The tour had covered all the highlights in 5 hrs but with reasonable amount of time at each stop. Our guide Jish got us to the grand mosque first thing in the morning when it was less crowded and there were a lot more people by the time we finished,so the time was well manage.
Written February 1, 2020
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Sakina F
1 contribution
Friends
I went on a private group tour with Stefano as the guide. There were a total of 14 of us and Stefano made sure each of us had a good time and that no one was left behind.
He also made sure that we had great pictures! Stefano was very friendly, funny, and extremely knowledgeable about UAE history and culture from how the country was built to fun facts like falcons having passports and camel racing. The tour bus was clean and spacious. The seats were comfortable and the bus had AC. I would HIGHLY recommend Stefano and this company.
Written February 13, 2020
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E T
South San Francisco, CA227 contributions
Had an air conditioned SUV with 2 rows in the back and only 4 people on the tour. Very convenient pickup with all of us at Rosewood Abu Dhabi. Was nice that it was a small group. 3 stops: The Sheikh Zayad Mosque, the presidents functioning palace, and stop at the Etihad towers observation deck at 300. Took until 230pm with 9am pickup. The entry into the sights was efficient especially the Observation deck. Would have been more helpful to have some sort of communication devices for the guests so that we could hear the guide without being right next to him. If you wanted to look around, you would end up missing what he said. He did have interesting facts but mostly we heard what he said in the car since if you wanted to take pictures you couldn’t hear him.
Written February 19, 2020
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Shaun
2 contributions
We loved our tour of Abu Dhabi with Imran. We felt like we had a VIP experience and were able to zoom past lines and get into areas quickly to see all of the sights and get the most of our time. He also took us to the Dates market which was so fun! Amazing time!
Written January 1, 2020
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minsangl2022
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Good trip
Shafeel who was my guide is a good photographer, a best driver. Even when I came back home, I was amazed by the pic
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J5160CNdarrenm
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Dune bashing was amazing!!
Me and my girlfriend done the 4 hour morning desert safari with our tour guide Shafeel. We had an amazing time doin
younish2021
younish2021
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Amazing half-day experience in the desert
Amazing experience with our amazing host Anish. We did dune bashing, sand boarding and a camel ride.
ropa2k
ropa2k
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Fantastic experience, value for money
Anish was a brilliant guide and host, from camel riding to sand-boarding, it was fantastic and overall a great expe
kimsV4520ET
kimsV4520ET
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What a great morning!
Our driver Anish was positively fantastic. He was incredibly friendly and made everyone very comfortable. Once ever
Figg7778
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Amazing Safari Experience
We had a fantastic safari. The pick up was on time and communication was great. The dunes were amazing and the suns
Martina M
Martina M
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Great experience with FAYIS !!
We had this desert trip and we highly recommend this trip. Our driver fayis was really kind and he took nice pictur
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Compass06268160622
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Awesome trip to the desert!
Lots of activities. Both adults and kid had a great time! Sanu, our guide, was also very helpful and courteous. He
MelFin1701
MelFin1701
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Fantastic Fabulous Frilling Fun!
Anish is the perfect host. From the greeting to the goodbye he provided the perfect atmosphere. His driving skill
Sirmelja
Sirmelja
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Great experience with Anish!
Anish was a great tour guide. Friendly, good humoured and arrived in time. His car was clean and in good condition.
Mommydiva69
Mommydiva69
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Fantastic Dune tour
We had a fun filled lovely experience on this tour. Anish was a wonderful guide. His driving skills on the dunes wa
TinaGoetz
TinaGoetz
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Great trip
I can recommend the trip to everyone. The excursion was a total success. Everything was very organized. The guide
anxsnabilaa
anxsnabilaa
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Worth it!
Me and my friend enjoyed the experience so much - the dune bashing, camel farm, sandboarding and everything. Anish,
gracelee719
gracelee719
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Essence of desert experience
It was incredible. A desert tour can not be done without a proper guide. sert. If anyone other than local come here
207ditad
207ditad
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Very nice trip to a desert
Great desert experience, camel riding a little too short but our guide and driver Anish was awesome and really nice
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