Uniting Islamic architecture
The mosque was a vision of its namesake Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who employed artisans and materials from various parts of the world to create a spectacular place of worship. The construction borrows from Persian, Mughal as well as Moorish architecture and yet retains a unique identity. Only the finest of materials were used in the building including marble, semi-precious stones, 24-carat gold and ceramics.
Grand in scale and beauty
The Grand Mosque can accommodate up to 41,000 worshipers. The main prayer hall boasts the third largest chandelier in the world and is home to the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet. The interiors are simply breathtaking. From marble columns inlaid with mother-of-pearl to Islamic ornamentation, exquisite calligraphy and unique lighting system, everything about the Grand Mosque is incredibly beautiful.
The Grand Mosque is open to visitors every day of the week except on Fridays, the day of worship. You might enjoy their complimentary tours at 10:00 am, 11:00 am and 05:00 pm.
- Kindly remember that this is a place of worship and therefore, do adhere to their rules of attire and behavior.