Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Arabic: جامع الشيخ زايد الكبير) is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city
of the United Arab Emirates, and is considered to be the key site for worship in the country.
Timeless structure that represents both the traditions and modernity of the fast-developing Emirates. Standing at the edge of the city of Abu Dhabi.
The mosque was constructed from 1996 to 2007. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates.
The mosque is an architectural masterpiece created by artisans from around the world using gold, marble and semi precious stones. The design of the mosque can be best described as a fusion of Arab, Persian, Mughal and Moorish architecture.The imposing white domes are Moroccan in style, while the four minarets are derived from traditional Islamic architecture.
Inside the prayer hall is the world’s largest carpet, weighing in at 35 tons and covering 60,000 square feet. With over 2.3 billion knots, the carpet represents the grand effort of the mosque.
The prayer room also features a number of massive chandeliers bedecked in Swarovski crystals.
One of the most distinctive features of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the floral pattern that decorates the marble floors and the columns throughout the building
The project was launched by the late president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Zayedbin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure that would unite the cultural
diversity of the Islamic world with the historical and modern values of architecture and art.
With our Abu Dhabi city tour you will get the chance to visit this architectural and religious masterpiece and many more highlights from the capital of UAE.