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.

The mosque features seven crystal chandeliers which contain Swarovski crystals.

The 96 columns in the main prayer hall are clad with marble and inlaid with mother of pearl.

Nathaniel and Joanna (chandelier at the back)


Free guided tour

Every day they conduct a free guided tour. The tours are offered in English and Arabic. Please visit the official site for the timing schedule of the guided tour.


Advise for the visitors

Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses! The marble flooring and pillar colors are white which will reflect the rays of the sun during day time.

Dome ceiling design


Sheikh Zayed Mosque


Ceiling of the Mosque


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