- Full-day Abu Dhabi tour, led by an expert local guide
- Explore Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques
- Marvel at the gilded opulence of the mosque while learning about the late Sheikh Zayed
- Admire Emirates Palace Hotel and other top Abu Dhabi sights from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach
- Tour Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital and watch a falconry display
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This tour is great if you’re looking to get a real taste of Arabic culture! Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque to understand the importance of the Sheikh to the UAE people, and then head to a unique falcon sanctuary to see the country's national bird – a symbol of force and courage – in action.
What You Can Expect
Head inside with your guide to learn about the vast monument, which is said to be one of the world's largest mosques, and the man after whom it was named. The late Sheikh Zayed is still held in high regard by the people of the United Arab Emirates, and he’s believed to have shaped the city into the dynamic capital it is today.
The interior of the grand mosque is incredible to behold, boasting crystal and gold-plated chandeliers, marble mosaics and the world’s largest Persian carpet. Gaze around at the ornamentation and then explore the expansive main prayer hall, in total 40,000 worshipers can be seated in the impressive mosque.
After exploring inside, return to your coach and travel around the city to see the sights. Stop for photos by the extravagant Emirates Palace Hotel and see Abu Dhabi Corniche – a sweeping sandy waterfront – and the Breakwater where many of the city’s luxury yachts can be found.
Stop for lunch in town (own expense), and then continue to Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, a working veterinary clinic where the United Arab Emirates’ national birds are treated. The sport of falconry is deeply rooted in the country’s Arabic traditions and culture, and the birds are highly revered, symbolizing force and courage. Learn all about them on a tour of the hospital by one of the trained falcon carers. After exploring the site, walk outdoors to a free flight cage for a closer look at UAE’s national birds live in action.
Have your camera ready for a photo of the birds before leaving, and then return to your coach. Your tour then finishes in the center of town, at the start point.