Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi City Tour
Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Situated on a T-shaped island in the coastal waters of the Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is not only the capital of the United Arab Emirates, but also home to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring architecture, futuristic skyscrapers and magnificent mosques. Once you leave the pier, the tour will take you to the unforgettably beautiful Sheikh Zayed Mosque, a masterpiece of neo-Islamic architecture and one of the largest mosques in the world. The outer areas of the Mosque are graced with around 1,000 columns, all covered with more than 20,000 marble panels that are inlaid with semi-precious stones, including lapis lazuli, red agate, amethyst, abalone shell and mother of pearl. Next, the leisurely tour will take you along the spectacular Corniche Road and through the city of Abu Dhabi – fondly referred to as the "Manhattan of Arabia" due to its profusion of ultramodern glass skyscrapers. You will also have an opportunity to take photos of the luxurious Emirates Palace Hotel (outside only), which is unique in its impressive location. Next, your tour will continue to Heritage Village Abu Dhabi. Experience the traditional aspects of the desert way of life and immerse yourself in the time capsule that brings to life a souk, a mosque and an encampment from pre-modernized Abu Dhabi. After the visit continue back to the port.
Please note: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has a very strict dress code which all guests must follow. Grand Mosque has the right to deny admission if the SZGM security/management team feels that the guests is not dressed appropriately. Ladies visiting the mosque or places of worship are required to cover their head with a scarf and do not wear shorts, beachwear, or sleeveless outfits as they are to be fully covered from head to toe. Men are also to be fully covered though short sleeve shirts are allowed. No transparent clothing, no shorts or skirts, no sleeveless shirts, no clothing with profanity, no tight clothing, no beachwear, no swimwear is permitted.