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United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi’s most iconic landmark is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which features eighty-two white domes. Built between 1996 and 2007, it was designed to be an architectural wonder that incorporated both modern and classic Islamic artistic styles. Greek and Italian white marble covers the exterior, while Islamic calligraphy decorates the inside.

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The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of Abu Dhabi’s top tourist attractions. As with other mosques in the Middle East, it was built to be a monument of great stature. This tastefully designed mosque wears many special hats and holds many records, such as the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates (and one of the largest in the world), the ability to hold 40,000 people, the world’s largest chandelier, the world’s largest single piece of carpet and much more. Tours are 60 minutes long and run several times a day except Friday. A tour is essential to your visit to the mosque. How else will you learn about the world’s largest chandelier (in a mosque) and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet? The architecture, décor, and building materials of the mosque were chosen very deliberately. Your tour guide will be able to tell you all about it.

You can get a 2h bus drive from Dubai.
If u take a car from dubai it takes 30-40mn max
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Blue hour/nighttime
Sunrise & Sunset 06:51 - 17:35 | current local time: 02:00
Locations Abu DhabiUAE
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Jan van Dasler
Jan van Dasler 13.02.2020
Just wonderful!!!
Reiner Boehme
Reiner Boehme 11.02.2018
Reiner Boehme
Reiner Boehme 11.02.2018
Tip: Join the tour at 4:45 pm to access the grand prayer hall and make photos w/o people
Reiner Boehme
Reiner Boehme 11.02.2018
Great composition and w/o people!
Rajesh Kumar
Rajesh Kumar 01.12.2017
Excellent shot! Kudos!!

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