Magical photos taken of the mosque by my blogger friend Viveka 🙂
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Arabic: جَامِع ٱلشَّيْخ زَايِد ٱلْكَبِيْر, translit. Jāmiʿ Ash-Shaykh Zāyid Al-Kabīr) is located in Abu Dhabi. A 1-hour journey from Dubai, we went on a Sunday afternoon tour. Defiantly worth the money and the time.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi … the most photogenic building I ever been too.
It cost US$545 million to build. Groundbreaking in 1996 and completed in 2007.
The building complex measures approximately 290 by 420 m (950 by 1,380 ft), covering an area of more than 12 hectares (30 acres), excluding exterior landscaping and vehicle parking.
Around 41,000 worshipers can worship at the same time at the mosque.
There are 82 domes of various sizes and the largest is located in the centre of the main prayer hall. The design elements include pure white marble cladding; onion shaped ‘crowns’ and crescent-shaped finials decorated with gold-glass mosaic.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand…
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