The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the most famous mosques at once the most beautiful and largest in the United Arab Emirates. The mosque is located in the city of Abu Dhabi (the UAE capital) and its construction was initiated by the first president of the UAE, HH Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who is also buried in this mosque.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque built in 1996 to 2007 and covers a total area of 12 hectares. The mosque is able to accommodate more than 40,000 worshipers and is one of the largest and most beautiful mosques in the world.
The architectural style of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a mixture of architectural styles from Arabic, Persian, Mughal / India, and Morocco, with a predominantly white and gold color, and the interior is ornate detail in both the wall and floor of the mosque.
One characteristic of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is a clean white color that contrasts with the color of sand and roads nearby, and looks more shine when exposed to sunlight and beautiful at night. In addition, many bulbous domes that looks piles and rows and rows also be a characteristic of this mosque.
In total there are 82 domes in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque made in 7 different sizes. For the poles, a total of more than 1,000 poles, while its tower consists of 4 pieces, each of which is in every corner of the patio.
As a landmark once the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is not only used as a place of worship, but also open to general tourists who want to see the architectural beauty and grandeur of the mosque that measuring 420 x 290 m. Recorded 2 Hollywood celebrities who’ve visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which Rihanna and Selena Gomez.
How? Are you also interested in a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi?
The price of admission: Free even for tourists
Opening hours for the tourist:
Saturday-Thursday, 09:00 to 22:00
Friday, 16:30 to 22:00
Free guided tour:
Sunday-Thursday: 10:00, 11:00, 17:00
Friday: 17:00, 19:00
Saturday: 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 17:00, 19:00
Dress code: Closed and polite. Long sleeves and long pants for men. Abaya / loose clothing and veils for women.