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Start this one-day tour in style with a visit to Emirates Palace, a lavish property that’s world-famous, thanks to its expansive structure, enchanting Arabesque style, award-winning five-star hospitality and wonderfully unique and authentic local experiences. The hotel features 114 domes, with the central dome reaching an imposing 72.6 metres above the ground, and meticulously crafted with gold, mother-of-pearl and crystals in the interior.

Then, for a stimulating day of culture, art and reflection, visit the awe-inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an architectural marvel and welcoming place of worship that captures the unique interactions between Islam and other world cultures. This is a wonderful place to take stunning photographs.

Finally, discover the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a universal museum that translates and fosters the spirit of openness between cultures. Louvre Abu Dhabi houses hundreds of priceless works in a breathtaking building. Be sure to bring your camera, as 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 called the ‘rain of light’.

Highlights

1 day

Emirate Palace

45 KMs

Bus, Car

Highlights

1 day

Emirate Palace

45 KMs

Bus, Car

What to expect

Day 1 highlights

Number of stops

3

Transport

Bus, Car

Total Distance

45 KMs

Duration

8 Hrs

Discover one of Abu Dhabi’s most luxurious and iconic hotels, Emirates Palace, soak up the rich culture and take beautiful photographs at the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and celebrate world culture and priceless art at the stunning Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Emirates Palace

Stop 1

Stop 1

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Emirates Palace is a world-famous hotel known for its enchanting Arabesque style, award-winning five-star hospitality and wonderfully unique and authentic local experiences. The hotel's main building stretches over one kilometre from wing to wing, with the gardens spread across 100 hectares.

Although located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the hotel is truly in a world of its own, with a pristine 1.3km private beach for guests, landscaped pools, a private marina overlooking a natural bay, a luxury spa and some of the world's most highly-rated restaurants.

And then there's the architecture. Emirates Palace features 114 domes, with the central dome being a striking 72.6 metres above the ground, meticulously crafted with gold, mother of pearl and crystals. The building also boasts 1,002 chandeliers — the largest weighing 2.5 tons — with other photo-worthy features including two handmade wall displays portraying the palace.

During the day, the palace's golden exterior contrasts with the lush greenery, silvery water fountains, and crisp blue sky. At night, the hotel’s lighting changes ever so subtly, with an ethereal rainbow effect displayed on the main dome.

Emirates Palace is one of the most luxurious hotels in Abu Dhabi, but you don’t need to stay here to enjoy its breathtaking facilities.

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Stop 2

Stop 2

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the world’s largest mosques and an architectural masterpiece that beautifully combines Islamic architecture and design. 

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE, had the mosque built in the capital city Abu Dhabi to create a cultural haven that welcomes and inspires people from all backgrounds.

Standing over 100 metres tall at its highest point, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a must-see for any traveller visiting the city looking for things to do.

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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

Emirates Palace

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Emirates Palace is a world-famous hotel known for its enchanting Arabesque style, award-winning five-star hospitality and wonderfully unique and authentic local experiences. The hotel's main building stretches over one kilometre from wing to wing, with the gardens spread across 100 hectares.

Although located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the hotel is truly in a world of its own, with a pristine 1.3km private beach for guests, landscaped pools, a private marina overlooking a natural bay, a luxury spa and some of the world's most highly-rated restaurants.

And then there's the architecture. Emirates Palace features 114 domes, with the central dome being a striking 72.6 metres above the ground, meticulously crafted with gold, mother of pearl and crystals. The building also boasts 1,002 chandeliers — the largest weighing 2.5 tons — with other photo-worthy features including two handmade wall displays portraying the palace.

During the day, the palace's golden exterior contrasts with the lush greenery, silvery water fountains, and crisp blue sky. At night, the hotel’s lighting changes ever so subtly, with an ethereal rainbow effect displayed on the main dome.

Emirates Palace is one of the most luxurious hotels in Abu Dhabi, but you don’t need to stay here to enjoy its breathtaking facilities.

Read More
Emirates Palace
Emirates Palace