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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Free admission
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Al Maqtaa, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Basics

The Grand Mosque is one of the UAE’s most famous attractions. Entrance is free and complimentary guided tours run throughout the day, including an evening sunset tour. The mosque also features on most city sightseeing tours, whether you want to explore on a full-day or half-day excursion, and many city tours also visit other notable points of interest such as the Corniche, Yas Island, Ferrari World, and the Heritage Village. It’s also possible to see the mosque, along with other Abu Dhabi highlights, on an action-packed day trip from Dubai.

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Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with Coffee at Emirates Palace from Dubai
Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with Coffee at Emirates Palace from Dubai
$65.13 per adult
Traveler Favorite
This is a MUST DO!
The entire experience with Hussain was amazing. He was so informative. He even pulled over on the way to Abu Dhabi so we could take photos of all the amazing scenery. He made sure we were all dressed appropriately and got the perfect photos while at the mosque. He was very nice and ensured we all had a great time. He sat for tea with us at the Emirate Palace and gave us a brief and interesting history lesson. He even accommodated the 5 year old we had with us! I would 1000% recommend this trip! This is how you should experience Abu Dhabi.
Imani_J, Mar 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Abu Dhabi

star-5
A Perfect tour
Walter_H, Nov 2021
Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village & Dates Market
It was a very nice Trip and our Guide was perfect. Thanks for this great day. We took a lot of pictures on right places.
star-5
Grand mosque tour
kenrick_p, Jul 2021
From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Qasr Al Watan Palace, Grand Mosque Tour
Beautiful experience great learning pictures are worth it if u are a Photogenic person definitely check it out
star-5
Something worth Experiencing
glenngerryhill, Feb 2020
Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with Coffee at Emirates Palace from Dubai
A well organised tour, easy pickup, good local knowledge while travelling to and from. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a wonder. On the other end of the scale is the Coffee at Emirates Palace. Overall a day well worth it, in appreciating the country.
star-5
above and beyond expectation
Han X, Dec 2018
Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village & Dates Market
I was fortunate to have Shabeer as guide for the tour. He is simply the most pleasant, personable and knowledgeable professional guide I've encountered through all my travels. Besides all designed itinerary, Shabeer also took me to the Emirate Palace to marvel all the grandeur and enjoy an afternoon gold cappuccino. The transporation is clean, safe and efficient. Overall top notch tour and I would give 7 star if possible:)
star-5
Hussein
Samantha_S, Feb 2020
Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with Coffee at Emirates Palace from Dubai
Hussein was an amazing host. He is very knowledgeable about the UAE and extremely personable. We enjoyed our time with him.
star-5
Great private tour experience
David_L, Feb 2020
Private Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Tour
What a wonderful experience. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the mosque, the Koran, religion, calligraphy, and the UAE. She always asked if we had any questions and if we wanted her to repeat anything. The private driver was very responsible and friendly.
star-4
Half-Day Grand Mosque Tour
Gary_M, Nov 2019
Half-Day Grand Mosque Tour
A great experience and a worthwhile visit to such an iconic building. Unfortunately the cloudy weather conditions marred better photo's. Gary & Valerie Marsh - England
star-5
Beautiful experience
Deshawnda, Oct 2019
Private Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Tour
The best part was our tour guide SHAMSA .. She made the experience educational and not just sight seeing .. she was so knowledgeable and professional and fun .. she shared with so much about the culture and background of the construction of the mosque .. We will remember this experience always and she is a part of that memory .. Visiting the mosque without a guide would not have been as fulfilling .. We learned so much .. This tour is a must see if you plan to visit ABU DHABI ..
star-5
Amazing day tour
gabo0075, Aug 2019
From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Qasr Al Watan Palace, Grand Mosque Tour
We enjoyed very much this complete and beautiful tour, our guide Ahmed was very friendly and helpful and taught us a lot of history and contemporary aspects of the Emirates
star-5
Sheikh Zayed Mosque & the date market were my highlights
Simon_O, Feb 2020
Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village & Dates Market
Sheikh Zayed Mosque & the date market were my highlights. We were also treated to an exhibition of pre (like alexander the great) and Islamic coins on entrance to the Mosque. The heritage village gave a nice insight into life before oil was found (in 1958 if I remember correctly). The museum at the heritage village was cool.
star-4
Must do tour
Dawn_W, Jul 2018
Abu Dhabi Tour: Sheik Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace, Marina Mall
This was a great way to see so many different attractions in a very efficient manner. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because there were a couple of venues that were closed ( due to Ramadan) and we did not go into the Emirates Palace, but they compensated by making other stops. This is a great tour with friendly tour guides.
star-5
Awesome experience
Excursion143102, Oct 2019
Abu Dhabi sightseeing tour from Dubai with Grand mosque visit and lunch
The coach to Abu Dhabi was very modern and comfortable. We saw the highlights of the city. I wish we'd had more time at the Guggenheim. Time at the mosque was appropriate, and our tour guide was very helpful in helping us prepare for it. Women, be sure to wear solid coverings. I wore a light safari shirt that wasn't opaque enough. Luckily, the tour provides appropriate covering for just $3.00. The guide.was thoroughly organized and entertaining, and spoke excellent English. An excellent day!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The mosque is a must-see for first-time visitors to Abu Dhabi.

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing that covers your legs and arms; women must wear a headscarf.

  • Don't forget to bring sunglasses, as the white marble reflects sunlight.

  • The mosque is wheelchair accessible and provides wheelchairs free of charge.

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How to Get There

The Grand Mosque sits on Abu Dhabi’s eastern edge, between the three main bridges connecting the city to the mainland. The easiest way to get there is by taxi, but multiple city buses stop nearby as well.

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When to Get There

The mosque is open daily, except on Fridays which are reserved for worship. Due to the heat, it’s best to visit early in the morning or in the late evening. Golden hour, just before sunset, is the best time to capture photos of the magnificent structure.

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The Grand Mosque by the Numbers

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is home to the world’s largest carpet, the world’s largest marble mosaic, and one of the world’s largest chandeliers—a 24-carat gold gilded piece measuring 39 feet (10 meters) in diameter. It also boasts 82 domes and more than 1,000 columns.

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque