Sheikh Zayed Mosque

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Mosque Abu Dhabi Reviews

dinsevilla dinsevil…
53 reviews
The Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque Jan 16, 2015
This is perhaps one of the most opulent, most beautiful mosque I have been to. While I have been impressed by a few mosques around Asia including the one in Brunei, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is by far topnotch.

Sheikh Zayed ordered the building of this structure in 1996 and finished in 2007. The floor inside has the world’s largest carpet, hand woven by Iranian women. The intricate interiors is inlaid with the finest mother of pearl and gold designs. It also has the world’s largest chandeliers glittered with Swarovski crystals.

You will be amazed with all the intricate interior detail that came into this beauty. A must-see if you ever find yourself in Abu Dhabi.
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Pali Pali
7 reviews
A Pleasant Afternoon/Evening Visit Nov 30, 2013
My advise for people who would want to see both views of the Mosque (Masjid Zayed) to go half an hour before sunset. Seeing the place in day and night gives you a chance to enjoy the different views and a beautiful sunset all at once. Please note that you may not be allowed to enter the praying areas at prayer times and you should dress appropriately for the visit although covering clothes are provided. It takes about 30 minutes to an hour tops to take a look around. Enjoy your visit :)
Amrisalem Amrisalem
37 reviews
amazing piece of art Nov 24, 2011
Named after Sheikh Zayed (may God have mercy on him) ,may he rest in peace, who is fondly thought of as the father of the UAE

The majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is probably the most imposing religious and national landmark in Abu Dhabi, It is also arguably one of the most important architectural treasures of contemporary UAE society - and one of the most beautiful in the world, a must see.

the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is open to visitors of all nationalities for educational tours

Daily Tour Schedule:

Sunday till Thursday: 10am, 11am, 5pm

Friday: 2pm,5pm,8pm

Saturday: 10am, 11am, 2pm,5pm,8pm

Dress and Behaviour Code

- Modest, conservative, loose fitting clothing; long sleeves, long skirts and trousers

- No transparent (see-through) clothing

- No shorts for men

- No shorts and skirts must be ankle length

- No tight clothing, no swimwear and no beachwear.

- Shoes will be removed before entering the mosque, so we recommend slip off shoes

- Headscarf for ladies is essential (these can be provided when you arrive)

- Intimate behaviour; i.e. holding hands or kissing is not acceptable in a Muslim place of worship

- For safety and respect to worshippers, visitors should stay within the areas of the mosque that are permitted and not roam freely around. Smoking and food are not allowed in the mosque area

- Visitors are requested not to touch the Holy Quran (Holy Book) and other architectural elements inside the main prayer hall

Other notes:

You can take a taxi to the mosque, Once you arrive it is recommended that you ask the taxi driver to wait for you, as it is difficult to find a taxi for your return trip.

Official website:
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cicie says:
Nice Mosque...feel like on Mecca, Saudi :)
Posted on: Nov 24, 2011
iramalama says:
Nice job with the feature!
Posted on: Mar 09, 2011
Amrisalem says:
thank you Mónica, Daniel, JP, Terri & Jeremy :)
Posted on: Mar 09, 2011
singrose singrose
7 reviews
Magical Mystical Mosque Jun 18, 2011
I have never felt so emotionally and spiritually moved by any religion and culture as I did when I entered this mosque in sept 2010. The building at night with the lights is spectaclar from a distance as it is on site.

Foreigners are welcome to the mosque but women must be covered from head to toe, if not, they have appropriate cloak wear (forget name) you can use then return it on exiting the mosque.

As you walk around and take in the scenery, at the right time you might hear the athan (prayer call) then feel the chills run up and down your spine.

This attraction is a must see at night. You are only allowed in the prayer rooms for praying only, not for sight seeing but just standing inside the mosque is enough to feel overwhelmed and satisfied that you came to look.
SamanthaMaeer Samantha…
6 reviews
Must see in Abu Dhabi Dec 14, 2010
Anyone who visits Abu Dhabi without visiting the Sheik Zayed Mosque is CRAZEE.....

It is a must see. Not only for the sheer, size and opulence, but also for the pure calm it excudes.

Just before sunset is a great time to visit as you can see it in all its clear blue sky glory and capture it at twilight - 2 different piences of architecture! Take a camera for sure

Guided tours at 10am (except Friday - in fact you may be allowed in at all on Friday) - Abaya's and Sheila's are provided for the women - men please be modest!
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