A Cultural Day Out

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For an inspiring day soaking up fascinating culture and art, and finding some time to reflect, Abu Dhabi showcases a trio of must-visit destinations in the A Cultural Day Out tour.

Start the day with an awe-inspiring visit to the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a welcoming space that encourages open dialogue and understanding in one of the biggest and most beautiful places of worship in the world. 

After, discover the thought-provoking Wahat Al Karama, a beautiful permanent tribute to the UAE's brave soldiers and other Emiratis − recognised as martyrs in the country − who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their nation.

Finally, take a tour of the stunning Louvre Abu Dhabi, a universal museum that celebrates world cultures and connections and houses hundreds of the globe’s most priceless works of art in a breathtaking building. Don’t forget your camera; you’ll want to capture the structure’s enormous dome, composed of 7,850 stars that filter light through their perforations, creating a dazzling display known as the ‘rain of light’.

Highlights

1 Day

Walking, Bus, Car

26 KMs

Abu Dhabi Golf Club - Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque

Highlights

1 Day

Walking, Bus, Car

26 KMs

Abu Dhabi Golf Club - Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque

What to expect

Day 1 highlights

Number of stops

3

Transport

Walking, Bus, Car

Total Distance

26 KMs

Duration

7 Hrs

Soak up the rich culture and take beautiful photographs at the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, find time to reflect at the thought-provoking Wahat Al Karama tribute, and celebrate world culture and priceless art at the stunning Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Stop 1

Stop 1

Recommended Time: 2 hours

The impressive and inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the world’s largest mosques and the only one that captures the unique interactions between Islam and other world cultures. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founder of the UAE, had a very specific vision for this mosque: to incorporate architectural styles from different Muslim civilisations and celebrate cultural diversity by creating a haven that is truly welcoming and inspirational in its foundation. The mosque’s architects were British, Italian and Emirati, with design ideas borrowed from parts of Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan and Egypt, among other Islamic countries. The end result is a breathtaking, gleaming architectural marvel.

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Stop 2

Stop 2

Recommended Time: 5 minutes

Spanning 46,000 square metres and located directly opposite Abu Dhabi's world-famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Wahat Al Karama is a timeless tribute that honours the Emirati martyrs who sacrificed their lives in service of their country. Wahat Al Karama is home to a permanent memorial commemorating the United Arab Emirates' heroes, including soldiers, police, diplomats and civilians, since 1971.

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Stop 3

Stop 3

Recommended Time: 3 hours

The iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first universal museum in the Arab World, translating and fostering the spirit of openness between cultures. As one of the premier cultural institutions located in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District on Saadiyat Island, this art-lovers’ dream displays works of historical, cultural and sociological significance, from ancient times to the contemporary era.

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Stop 1

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Recommended Time: 2 hours

The impressive and inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the world’s largest mosques and the only one that captures the unique interactions between Islam and other world cultures. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founder of the UAE, had a very specific vision for this mosque: to incorporate architectural styles from different Muslim civilisations and celebrate cultural diversity by creating a haven that is truly welcoming and inspirational in its foundation. The mosque’s architects were British, Italian and Emirati, with design ideas borrowed from parts of Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan and Egypt, among other Islamic countries. The end result is a breathtaking, gleaming architectural marvel.

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque