Shiekh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi
Shiekh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi
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Explore the beauty of Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi

About Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest Mosque in the United Arab Emirates which is located in Abu Dhabi. It features 82 domes, more than 1,000 columns, 24-carat gold-plated chandeliers, and the largest hand-knotted carpet in the world.

The structure of the Mosque has been inspired by Persian, Mughal, and the Alexandrian Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque in Egypt. The dome layout and floorplan of the mosque were inspired by the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Admission fee at Sheikh Zayed Mosque

It is totally free to enter this Mosque. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this beautiful Mosque while you are in the United Arab Emirates.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Visiting hours at the Mosque

The normal visiting time is from 9 AM to 10 PM from Saturday to Thursday and 4:30 PM to 10 PM on Fridays.

During Ramadan, the visiting time is from 9 AM to 3 PM from Saturday to Thursday and closed for visitors during Fridays.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque

What to wear inside the Mosque?

Wear an appropriate dress while inside the Mosque. Men are not allowed to wear shorts and sleeveless shirts. Women must wear a traditional robe and headscarf. Robe and scarf will be provided at the entrance.

Joanna at Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Joanna at Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Other information about Mosque

The primary prayer hall houses the world’s biggest hand-knotted carpet.

The mosque features seven crystal chandeliers which contain Swarovski crystals.

The 96 columns in the main prayer hall are clad with marble and inlaid with mother of pearl.

Nathaniel and Joanna (chandelier at the back)
Nathaniel and Joanna (chandelier at the back)

Free guided tour

Every day they conduct a free guided tour. The tours are offered in English and Arabic. Please visit the official site for the timing schedule of the guided tour.

Nathaniel and Joanna
Nathaniel and Joanna

Advise for the visitors

Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses! The marble flooring and pillar colors are white which will reflect the rays of the sun during day time.

Dome ceiling design
Dome ceiling design
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Ceiling of the Mosque
Ceiling of the Mosque

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Conclusion

Exploring the beauty of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is an unforgettable experience. It’s a must-see location for everyone looking for peacefulness and cultural depth, from its exquisite architecture to the peaceful atmosphere. Do not pass up the opportunity to discover the breathtaking beauty of this wonderful landmark.

Hello Travelers! Explored the beauty of Sheikh Zayed Mosque? Drop a comment with your impressions or favorite corners.

Nathaniel Amoyen is co-founder of Joanathx. Full-time ex-pat worker at day and writer at night.

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7 Responses

  1. I never been to Dubai but I heard a lot of good things about that place. I was surprised that they let all visitors to come inside the mosque because some mosque or places have restrictions with regards to religion. Of the visitors they only allowed muslims to come in.

  2. KJ Dadero says:

    That place looks so stunning! And you took wonderful pictures, too. I’m sure in real-life the place is even more breathtaking.

  3. Wendy says:

    It’s a beautiful mosque! marble and mother of pearl ang columns and swarovski in the chandeliers! this is a high maintenance mosque yet free for entry.

  4. Such beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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