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Sheikh Zayed Mosque from Dubai – taxi, bus, and guided tours


The majestic Sheikh Zayed Mosque is one of the largest mosques and is a must-visit attraction in the Middle East. 

Built by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founder of the UAE, it aims to capture the unique interactions between Islam and other world cultures. 

Also known as the Grand Mosque, it has beautiful flower-patterned walls, gold-plated chandeliers, and the world’s largest loomed carpet and can seat more than 50,000 worshippers.

This article covers everything you should know about visiting Sheikh Zayed Mosque from Dubai.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Dubai

Since Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is on the itinerary of every Dubai holiday, tourists think the mosque is in Dubai.

The Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates.

The attraction’s address is Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, 5th St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Get Directions

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How far is Sheikh Zayed Mosque from Dubai

Dubai to Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi – 129 km (80 miles) from Dubai.

However, most tourists visiting Dubai add it to their itinerary because of the excellent connectivity between the cities.

If you stay in Dubai, you can take a bus or taxi to Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

If you don’t want the hassle of managing the travel, you can opt for the full-day tour of the Grand Mosque from Dubai.

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Taxi from Dubai to Sheikh Zayed Mosque

If you are not on a budget holiday, it is better to take a taxi to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

A taxi covers a distance of approximately 129 km (80 Miles) in around 90 minutes. 

Since the buses take two hours, taking a taxi helps you save half an hour of your precious time.

However, it is a pricey option and will cost you approximately 185 AED each way, totaling 370 AED ($100).

Taxi drivers don’t mind waiting till you explore the Mosque and then ferry you back to your hotel in Dubai.

If you want to squeeze more out of your visit at a much lower cost, opt for the full-day tour of Abu Dhabi from Dubai, which costs only 359 AED ($98) per person.

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Dubai to Sheikh Zayed Mosque by bus

Regular buses are available from Dubai to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and they run throughout the day. 

Buses for Abu Dhabi leave the Al Ghubaiba bus station in Bur Dubai every thirty minutes.

These modern and air-conditioned buses take about two hours to reach the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which is half an hour more than a taxi would take.

You don’t need to go to Abu Dhabi because the Mosque is 15 km (9.3 miles) from the city center.

Once you get down at the Mosque’s bus station, a quick 10-minute walk will get you to its entrance.

If you are short on time or want to maximize your touring time, opt for a taxi or a sightseeing tour.

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque tour from Dubai

Visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Visitors who aren’t on a budget holiday or those who don’t want the hassle of handling the transport options opt for a guided tour of the Grand Mosque from Dubai.

This guided 9-hour tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel, and then you travel down the Persian Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi.

You will visit the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and admire its white marble structure, comprised of 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs.

Then, drive around the Abu Dhabi Corniche for a stunning perspective of the Persian Gulf. 

You will then continue to the luxurious Emirates Palace, the main hotel of Abu Dhabi’s ruling government, and see the clear water of the bay.

The next destination will be the Marina Mall, where you can stop for lunch (at your own expense) and dine at one of the mall’s restaurants or choose from the food court alternatives.

Afterward, go to the majestic Qasr Al Watan Palace, part of the UAE presidential palace compound. 

As the tour ends, your guide drops you back at your hotel. 

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (12+ years): 359 AED (98 USD)
Child Ticket (4 to 11 years): 287 AED (78 USD)

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Abu Dhabi to Sheikh Zayed Mosque

If you stay in Abu Dhabi, you can take a taxi to the Grand Mosque.

The Mosque is 15 km (9.3 miles) from Abu Dhabi city, and a quick 12-minute taxi ride can get you there.

Or you can opt for the half-day tour of Abu Dhabi, where you can also explore the Grand Mosque.

During this five-hour tour, you will discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi, including Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Heritage Village, the dates market, the fishing harbor, Yas Island, etc. 

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (11+ years): 158 AED (43 USD)
Child Ticket (3 to 10 years): 126 AED (34 USD)

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