Drive through the palace area including Emirates Palace which offers a good photo opportunity.
Then dive into the past of the country by visiting the Heritage Village, a reconstruction of a traditional oasis village where you can have a glimpse on the traditional aspects of the desert way of life.
Take a souvenir picture at the charming breakwater spot and board your vehicle to drive towards Saadiyat Island via the Corniche, a 6 km long road running parallel to beautiful seafront of the city. Visit the Manarat Saadiyat, which literally means ‘the place of enlightenment’. This is a 15,400 sqm visitor centre, designed to bring to life the vision of the island of Saadiyat: get familiar to the Plan Abu Dhabi 2030.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a religious place of worship. Visitors must be dressed appropriately on arrival; if not, entry will be denied (Modest, conservative, loose fitting clothing; long sleeves, long skirts and trousers; No transparent (see-through) clothing; No shorts for men; No shorts and skirts must be ankle length; No tight clothing, no swimwear and no beachwear; Shoes will be removed before entering the mosque, so we recommend slip off shoes; Headscarf for ladies is essential (these can be provided when you arrive) around. Smoking and food are not allowed in the mosque area; Visitors are requested not to touch the Holy Quran (Holy Book) and other architectural elements inside the main prayer hall). Intimate behavior i.e. holding hands or kissing is not acceptable in a Muslim place of worship For safety and respect to worshippers, visitors should stay within the areas of the mosque that are permitted and not roam freely.