Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


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IN NUMBERS

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring with its 82 white gleaming domes, golden colonnades, and giant marble flower inlays. It spans across an area of 555,000 square metres and its four impressive main minarets soar 106 metres into the sky.


AT NIGHT

A little-known feature of the Mosque is its unique lighting system, which is designed to reflect the phases of the moon. There are 22 light towers which project soft clouds of a ‘bluish grey’ colour onto the exterior of the mosque and change according to the moon phase every night.


MOST VISITED

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque — the largest mosque in the world — opened in 2007. Built over a 11-year period, the mosque attracts over 4.5 million worshippers and visitors each year. Today, it remains the most visited and Tripadvisor's number one attraction

in Abu Dhabi.

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