Abu Dhabi Shore Excursion: Sheikh Zayed Mosque And Falcon Hospital

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Central Abu Dhabi
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore Abu dhabi on a full-day shore excursion, and visit two of the citys star attractions: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque and Abu dhabi falcon hospital. After exploring inside one of the worlds largest mosques, travel around town and see more opulent city sights like Emirates palace Hotel. Spend the afternoon at Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, a fascinating falcon sanctuary, and learn about the countrys respect for their national bird during a tour and falconry display.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Leave Mina Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi and make your own way to the center of town to meet your guide. Then, hop aboard your air-conditioned coach and travel to the citys A-list attraction: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, or the grand mosque, as it is more often known.

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 hes 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 worlds 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 citys 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 countrys 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 UAEs national birds live in action.

Enjoy a photo with the birds, if you wish, and then return to your coach. Your tour then finishes in the center of town, at the start point.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to Mina Zayed Port for your ships departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded.See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions

Local guide

Private tour

Air-conditioned vehicle

Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Port pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid copy of your passport is required on the day of travel

IMPORTANT : There is a mandatory dress code for entry to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Abu Dhabi.

Dress Code is loose long trousers or long skirts reaching the ankles and long sleeves reaching the wrists. Shoulders must be covered. No shorts for men, no tight or transparent clothing, no visible tattoos. Women must bring a scarf to cover their heads.

For guests visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, it is not possible to rent an abaya (local dress) at the Mosque Center. However, for emergency situations guests can purchase an abaya with our tour guide during the tour for a small cost covering amount.

You will be refused entry if you do not comply to the dress code

Kindly note that Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center has announced their new entry procedures with immediate effect. This includes a registration with general information for each guest (name/nationality/gender/etc. ) before proceeding with the mosque visit.