Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village, and Souk

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Witness the highlights of Abu Dhabi on this 4-hour sightseeing tour of the UAE’s dazzling capital. Traveling between the sights in an air-conditioned vehicle, visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, a vision of white domes, minarets and courtyards; explore the recreated old desert settlement at the Heritage Village, with its Bedouin tents and craft demonstrations; browse the Souk and bustling Dates Market; and admire the beaches, gardens and gleaming high-rises. As you explore, gain fascinating insight into the history, culture and future of this beautiful city from your guide.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu DhabiThe Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The largest mosque in the country, it is the key place of worship for daily prayers, Friday gathering and Eid prayers. During Eid, it may be visited by more than 41,000 people.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Al Bateen Beach, Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu DhabiYou will drive pass to have view of Sheikh's palace from Outside.Stop At: Zayed Heritage CenterFor a fascinating sneak peek into the life of the late Sheikh Zayed, affectionately known as the 'Father of the Nation', visit the Zayed Centre in Abu Dhabi's Al Bateen district.This museum, housed in an Emirati heritage village replete with camels, is an incredible homage to the man who shaped the nation. A photo gallery of Sheikh Zayed and many visiting regional and international royalty and dignitaries lines the walls of the museum, which is also full of personal memorabilia such as his favourite hunting rifles.Taking centre stage are the late President's cherished vehicles - which he often drove through the city without a bodyguard - and gifts he received from all over the world such as stuffed lions and cheetahs.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Etihad TowersDrive pass through Emirates Palace, Jumeirah Etihad Tower, Presidential Palace and a quick photo stop.Pass By: Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu DhabiThe architecture of the palace is stunning and very luxurious. It uses the high end material in finishing the palaces interior such a perfect chance to enjoy a palace free of charge. The hotel has a number of restaurants and caffees.Pass By: Presidential Palace, Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu DhabiThe Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi is one of the main landmarks in the UAE, and is used to house the offices of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE, in addition to Cabinet Ministers. Stop At: Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu DhabiVisit the Heritage village to 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. You can shop, explore artifacts and watch artisans making pottery, blowing glass and weaving fabric on a loom.Run by the Emirates Heritage Club, this reconstruction of a traditional oasis village provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past and features public workshops where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills such as metal work, pottery, weaving and spinning. The craftsmen share their skills with visitors, and occasionally offer them a chance to try them out. The little spice shop within the village offers a range of dried herbs, handmade soaps and plenty of souvenirs to collect.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: The Corniche, Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu DhabiDrive pass along the Corniche.Stop At: Abu Dhabi Dates Market, Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu DhabiThis is the main and biggest market to get dates in Abu Dhabi. The various products of date species are available usually in they market during the season. You can find date products from Oman and Saudi as well. The prices you can get here are the best in town.Duration: 20 minutes

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Vehicle

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks