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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
This architectural work of art is one the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 40,000 worshippers. It features 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand knotted carpet. The main prayer hall is dominated by one of the world’s largest chandeliers –10 metres in diameter, 15 metres in height and weighing twelve tonnes. The mosque's first ceremony was the funeral of its namesake, Sheikh Zayed, who is buried at the site.

Reflective pools surround the mosque, amplifying its beauty. The striking white and gold colours shining in the sun are transformed at night by a unique lightning system which reflects the phases of the moon.

Ramadan opening hours:
During the Holy Month the mosque is open daily, except Friday, from 9am to 2pm, with last entry at 1.30pm.

Visitors’ Tip
: Why not finish sight-seeing or shopping for the day and take the 5pm ‘Sunset Tour’? Get to the mosque around 4:30pm – a wonderful time to take photos – to wind down and chill out for 20 minutes in the lovely, afternoon breeze before the tour.

Opening hours:
Unlike other mosques in Abu Dhabi, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is open daily to visitors, except on Friday morning, which is for worshippers only. The opening hours are 9am to 10pm (last entry at 9.30 pm) – Saturday to Thursday and 4.30pm to 10pm on Fridays. Complimentary one hour guided tours run (Sun-Thurs) at 10am, 11am and 5pm. Friday times are 5pm and 7pm  and Saturday 10am, 11am, 2pm, 5pm and 7pm.

To check the current times, visit szgmc.gov.ae

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