Abu Dhabi Places of Worship, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is home to a wide range of multi-denominational religious buildings, including splendid Islamic mosques, beautiful catholic cathedrals, fine orthodox churches, and other sacred places of worship.
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Abu Dhabi Places of Worship Map

Guide Name: Abu Dhabi Places of Worship
Guide Location: United Arab Emirates » Abu Dhabi (See other walking tours in Abu Dhabi)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Author: leticia
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Butti Al Hamed Mosque

1) Butti Al Hamed Mosque

The Butti Al Hamed Mosque (Butti Al Hamed Masjid) is situated in the Al Mushrif neighborhood and is a very attractive white Islamic mosque. What makes it particularly handsome is the several amazing round domes.
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Masjid Aisha bint Khalfan

2) Masjid Aisha bint Khalfan

Masjid Aisha bint Khalfan is the second most attractive Islamic mosque in the city. Masjid Aisha bint Khalfan is located in the large Al Mushrif neighborhood, close to the General Women's Union. The mosque is a small Islamic religious building quite popular among the locals.
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Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah

3) Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah

Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah, or Bilal Ibn Rabah Mosque, is another Islamic mosque also located in Al Mushrif. It is very active a place of Islamic worship, where Muslims come regularly for salat (prayer).
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St. George Orthodox Cathedral

4) St. George Orthodox Cathedral

In 1968, the orthodox congregation moved into the cathedral and two years later had it become a Parish. In 1983, the present St. George Orthodox Cathedral was consecrated. The Cathedral is situated close to the Abu Dhabi British School, near the Evangelical Community Church.
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Evangelical Community Church of Abu Dhabi

5) Evangelical Community Church of Abu Dhabi

The Evangelical Community Church of Abu Dhabi is located in the Al Mushrif district. The formation of the Evangelical Community Church of Abu Dhabi dates back to 1972, when a group of western, English-speaking Christians met in the house on Hamdan Street.
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St. Joseph's Cathedral

6) St. Joseph's Cathedral

St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Abu Dhabi is frequented by tourists from around the world especially because it is the only Catholic Church in this Emirate. It is located near the intersection of the Seventeenth Street and Airport Road.

St. Joseph’s Church is packed to the full capacity during masses as the parish is a home to at least 100,000 expatriate Catholics. Since the establishment of the first version of this church in 1962, the steadily growing economy of the region has resulted in a constant surge of faithful.

The first church of St. Joseph occupied premises on the Corniche. The land for construction was donated by the ruler of Abu Dhabi, H.H. Sheikh Shakbut. It was later moved to its current location in 1981.

St. Joseph’s Cathedral is an impressive structure and members of over 100 nationalities meet here regularly for services. Especially during weekends, services are jam-packed with people. To meet the rising attendance, the church had to add a number of services. Within the church compound you will also find a school and the Bishop’s House. St. Joseph’s Cathedral is one of the famous tourist attractions in Abu Dhabi. Be sure to visit it whilst in Abu Dhabi.
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St. Antony Coptic Orthodox Church

7) St. Antony Coptic Orthodox Church

The Egyptian Orthodox Coptic Church is also known as the St. Antony Coptic Orthodox Church in Abu Dhabi. The church is located in Al Mushrif, just across the street from Mushrif Garden for women and children. The Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church in Abu Dhabi propagates religious tolerance in the United Arab Emirates.

Walking Tours in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Create Your Own Walk in Abu Dhabi

Create Your Own Walk in Abu Dhabi

Creating your own self-guided walk in Abu Dhabi is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Abu Dhabi Corniche Walk

Abu Dhabi Corniche Walk

Corniche Road, or simply The Corniche, is a popular place in Abu Dhabi wrapping around the western side of the city's main island. Today it abounds in cycling paths, fountains and well manicured parks, yet it wasn't until the early 2000s that the Corniche was extended at the expense of the land reclaimed from the sea. Some of its earlier landmarks had to go during the process, while overall the Corniche gained popularity as a high-end recreational area and a public beach thanks to the significant deposits of sand. To enjoy and explore the delights of the Corniche in more detail, follow this self-guided walk!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Shopping at Abu Dhabi

Shopping at Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a heaven for the lovers of shopping. The United Arab Emirates’ capital has become one of the main shopping centers in the world. After visiting the best of the city's shopping venues, tourists will gain an appreciation for the unique shopping experience.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Shopping at Al Mina

Shopping at Al Mina

Shopping in Abu Dhabi is a real pleasure. This shopper’s paradise has all, from gigantic malls to interesting souks and markets. Visitors will find here an amazing and unique shopping experience. One of the most popular shopping areas in the city is Al Mina, a great place to start one's shopping excursion.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Abu Dhabi Self-Guided Tour (South-West)

Abu Dhabi Self-Guided Tour (South-West)

Abu Dhabi is home to a number of well-maintained parks and gardens, equally great for recreation, fun, and amusement. The city is also home to the most expensive hotel ever built, which clearly reflects the magnificence and luxury of the UAE capital.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Al Markaziyah Orientation Walk

Al Markaziyah Orientation Walk

Al Markaziyah is the downtown district of Abu Dhabi, also known as the Central Business District, which is dominated by ultramodern buildings – tall towers and skyscrapers – sided by fine parks and beautiful fountains. Aside from these, a visitor to Abu Dhabi will find many other attractions of historical, archaeological and architectural value. To find out which exactly and to understand the local culture better, follow our orientation guide and explore the city heritage.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Abu Dhabi for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Abu Dhabi has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Abu Dhabi, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.