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Explore the Beauty of Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi

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About Sheikh Zayed Mosque

It is the largest Mosque in the United Arab Emirates which is located in Abu Dhabi. It features 82 domes, more than 1,000 columns, 24-carat gold-plated chandeliers, and the largest hand-knotted carpet in the world.

The structure of the Mosque has been inspired by Persian, Mughal, and the Alexandrian Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque in Egypt. The dome layout and floorplan of the mosque were inspired by the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Admission fee at Sheikh Zayed Mosque

It is totally free to enter this Mosque. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this beautiful Mosque while you are in the United Arab Emirates.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Visiting hours at the Mosque

The normal visiting time is from 9 AM to 10 PM from Saturday to Thursday and 4:30 PM to 10 PM on Fridays.

During Ramadan, the visiting time is from 9 AM to 3 PM from Saturday to Thursday and closed for visitors during Fridays.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

What to wear inside the Mosque?

Wear an appropriate dress while inside the Mosque. Men are not allowed to wear shorts and sleeveless shirts. Women must wear a traditional robe and headscarf. Robe and scarf will be provided at the entrance.

Joanna at Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Other information about Mosque

The primary prayer hall houses the world’s biggest hand-knotted carpet.