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Abu Dhabi Shore Excursion: Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Falcon Hospital

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    What to Expect
    When your ship is docked in Mina Zayed cruise port in Abu Dhabi, step ashore and travel independently into the city to the excursion starting point. Board your comfortable, air-conditioned coach and head for the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, Abu Dhabi’s best-known landmark.

    Usually known as the Grand Mosque, this vast place of worship is one of the world’s biggest mosques, and named after the late Sheikh Zayed, considered the founding father of the UAE.

    Admire the gleaming white domes and minarets, and then go inside to view the opulent interiors with your guide. Extravagantly decorated with marble mosaics, crystal chandeliers and a colossal Persian carpet, the mosque boasts a huge prayer hall and was designed to accommodate around 40,000 worshippers.

    Next, enjoy a panoramic coach tour of Abu Dhabi’s other landmarks. Snap photos of the monumental Emirates Palace Hotel and enjoy the views as you trace Abu Dhabi Corniche – the curving palm-lined waterfront — to the Breakwater marina, bobbing with billion-dollar yachts and famous for stellar views of the city’s skyscrapers.

    Break for lunch (own expense), and, in the afternoon, visit the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, a modern health center for injured and sick falcons, the UAE’s national bird. Falcons are central to the national heritage, and these magnificent birds are revered as symbols of power and courage.

    With a highly trained falcon carer, explore the clinical and health facilities, and hear how the hospital has extended its care to other avian species. Learn about the treatments on offer, and afterward, stroll to the outdoor aviary for an impressive flying display. If you wish, have a photo taken with some of the majestic birds before your tour concludes at the original starting point.

    Worry-free Shore Excursion:

    We will ensure your excursion finishes in ample time to allow you to make your own way back to the Mina Zayed terminal for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has left, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. Equally, if your ship is delayed arriving in Abu Dhabi, and you are unable to join this shore excursion, you will receive a refund. View our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Central Abu Dhabi
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    7h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Private tour
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Port pickup and drop-off
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    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.
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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