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This tour aims to introduce first-time visitors to the splendour of the mosque's architecture and give a good understanding of the cultural and religious side of the UAE. This interactive 3-hour tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is conducted by a UAE National Historian Guide and is one of the most sought-after cultural experiences by visitors of varying interests and ages. Tours operate on a daily basis, during which your guide will accompany you around the mosque while explaining various aspects of Islamic architecture, art, and culture. Unlike other Grand Mosque tours, this one is led entirely by a UAE national and historian, born in Abu Dhabi, and is a Department of Culture and Tourism-certified tour guide. Additionally, the guide has led numerous tours of the Grand Mosque for foreign visitors to Abu Dhabi.
You will learn about the UAE's founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's vision and how his vision led him to initiate the construction of this mosque. You can also see the dedication of expert teams from different parts of the world, including 1,300 Iranian craftsmen who hand-knotted the largest carpet in the world for the main prayer hall. On your tour of the marbled halls, you'll also witness unique gems like gold-plated Swarovski chandeliers, the enormous marble mosaic artwork in the courtyard, and gigantic pools that reflect some of the numerous columns with amethyst and jasper embedded in them.
You can continue your conversation with your Emirati tour guide over coffee at the New Visitor Center & Plaza at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Extension (Souq Al Jami) after the mosque tour is finished. Ask anything you want about UAE culture, tradition, cuisine, attire, celebrations, marriage customs, and the country's goal.
Visit the great chamber to observe the towering centre hall's numerous lighting features, including the "light to behold" in the shape of a huge spider that may be combined based on the time of day and the opportunity to produce expressive environments. Naskhi, Thuluth, and Kufic calligraphy are used throughout the mosque and were created by Mohammed Mandi Al Tamimi of the UAE, Farouk Haddad of Syria, and Mohammed Allam of Jordan.
You must cancel at least 48 hours before the tour's start date to receive a complete refund.
There are two ways to do this private grand Abu Dhabi Mosque Tour: either you travel alone to the mosque for the tour, or we can arrange for pick up from any Abu Dhabi hotel.
|3 hours tour direct reporting in mosque||260 AED (70 USD)||190 AED (51 USD)||Free (If parents joining the tour)|
|3 hours tour with return hotel transfer||460 AED (126 USD)||390 AED (106 USD)||Free (If parents joining the tour)|
We can also combine several Abu Dhabi tours to create a full-day excursion that includes both a city tour and a desert safari in Abu Dhabi
The tour operates in all weather conditions so, please dress according to the weather. Also there is dress code for a church - It's not allowed for anyone to enter a church in shorts, and women need to cover their heads. There is a slight possibility that traffic will be challenging due to the snow during the winter season
The Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque holds pios place in the hearts of Muslims. Visitors need to abide by certain rules and show respect by adhering to all the instructions specified below.
Because the Grand Mosque Tour involves a lot of walking, we schedule all of the tours after breakfast or lunch. We urge all our guests to have a meal before they arrive for the tour. Coffee and water are provided at the end of the tour. You can also purchase some snacks if you wish from Souq Al Jami, which is in the vicinity of the mosque.
There is no specific time as such. Any time that is convenient for you is a good time. But, it is better to choose a morning or late evening tour during summer because the afternoon heat is unbearable. If you are a photography enthusiast, the best time to visit is just before sunset or during the golden hour to guarantee some amazing photos of you and the mosque complex.
Your sunglasses are undoubtedly something you wouldn't leave behind, considering UAE's strong sunlight. Make sure you do not forget them because the sunlight reflects off the white building, which can be blinding.
This could be your first time interacting with a local Emirati, so you are free to brainstorm a list of questions that you can ask at the end of your tour during coffee time.