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  • Location:Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: Gold Souk, Sheik Zayed Mosque and Heritage Village

Visit three highlights of the United Arab Emirates capital on a 4.5-hour tour, led by an expert local guide! After taking a tour of Abu Dhabi’s grand mosque – Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque – explore Zayed Centre, a museum dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed, the man who is credited for the city’s development. Finally, learn about life in the city before the oil boom on a tour of Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, home to a recreated Bedouin camp.


  • 4.5-hour Abu Dhabi city tour with an expert local guide
  • Visit three of Abu Dhabi’s must-see attractions in half a day
  • Tour the elaborate Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, Abu Dhabi’s grand mosque
  • Hear tales of the late Sheikh Zayed while browsing exhibitions at Zayed Centre
  • Walk around Abu Dhabi Heritage Village to see recreated souqs and camps

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a great tour if you only have a few hours in the city! See historical attractions and learn about Abu Dhabi before the oil boom; it’s the best way to see the modern and traditional sides of the vibrant city.

What You Can Expect

Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: Gold Souk, Sheik Zayed Mosque and Heritage Village

See the best of Abu Dhabi!

Meet your guide in the center of town and hop inside your air-conditioned minivan for your tour of the city. Capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is often called the Arabian Jewel – a name that testifies to the city’s lavish monuments and flashy modern architecture.

As you travel around town, listen to your guide’s stories about the city and, of course, its fascinating sights. Luckily, your first stop is at one of Abu Dhabi’s undisputed best: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, or the grand mosque, as it is more simply known. Head inside to learn about the monument and marvel at its sheer size and grandeur. The stunning building can accommodate some 40,000 worshipers inside its walls, making it one of the world’s largest mosques.

Hop back inside your minivan and travel the short distance to Zayed Centre, a museum dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed – a leader affectionately known by his people as the ‘father of the nation.’ Step inside and browse an impressive collection of Zayed memorabilia, seeing photos, his cherished cars and, even, gifts of stuffed lions and cheetahs.

After learning about the man who is said to have shaped the UAE, travel to your final stop of the tour: Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. The open-air museum showcases life in the city before the discovery of oil, so look out for recreated souqs (markets) as well a traditional Bedouin camp complete with goat-hair tents.

Finish your tour with a drive along the Corniche with its famous white-sand beach, and then say goodbye to your guide back at the start point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

It was a wonderful day tour with the guide. I learned so much about the city and culture from her because she was very knowledgeable. I had a lot of questions and she willingly explained to me and others to share. Thank you very much!

Alan G

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

We were picked up from our Hotel in Abu Dhabi by Taxi and transfered to the Mosque, and again transfered from Ferrari race track. The tour guide was great and we had an informative time

Steve B
United Kingdom

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2014

Yes, I accept that this was a 'highlights' tour, but there were a couple of things that could be left out to enable the group to spend more time at the Sheik Zayed Mosque. The guide was good, but dual language tours tend to reduce interest when your language is not being spoken. Overall, a good tour, but room for improvement.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better July 2015

Certainly wasn't all that interesting and seemed a bit disjointed and disorganised. Would be helpful if there was information prior to the tour about approved attire for the Mosque. Wish we had left this one off the itinerary

1 star rating: I do not recommend this August 2014

No time given at the mosque. I went back to the mosque on my own. Again only 45 minutes given to have lunch and shop. Not impressed with this tour. It would be cheaper to catch a taxi to the destinations and take your time doing things.

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