The most beautiful thing that welcomes visitors to Abu Dhabi as soon as they enter the capital

In the video, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a beacon of tolerance with charming marble domes


When a monument bears the name of the father of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, it must be of sufficient greatness, beauty and luxury, which are the qualities that the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was able to carry, to turn, and since its inauguration in 2008, to a destination Worshipers and visitors, and the most beautiful thing that welcomes them as soon as they enter the capital Abu Dhabi, in addition to being a beacon of tolerance, and a living symbol of Islamic architecture.

With its bright alabaster color, majestic beauty, grandeur, charming domes, delicate lakes, and stunning design, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is on the list of the most iconic mosques around the world, and one of the most important landmarks that must be visited in Abu Dhabi, with an endless list of the most important specifications. Of its kind in the world, it is on the list of the largest mosques in the world, while one of the largest chandeliers in the world hangs in the main prayer hall from one of the largest domes in the world, and gold feeds its various chandeliers of 24 karat, while its floor adorns the largest handmade carpet in the world .

The mosque was built on the orders of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, who had his distinctive fingerprints in its urban design and construction at a height of 11 meters above sea level, and nine meters from the level of the surrounding area, so that the building of the mosque would be clearly visible from long distances And perhaps the most distinctive feature of the mosque is the group of domes that adorn it, which amount to 82 domes, the largest of which is located in the center of the main prayer hall, while four minarets are high towering surrounding the mosque.

The minarets consist of three different geometric shapes, the first part of which takes the shape of a square, inspired by the Moroccan-Andalusian style of architecture, while the second part of the minaret takes an octagonal shape, and this design dates back to the Mamluk era (from the 13th to 16th century), while the third part takes The cylindrical shape known during the Ottoman period (14-20 centuries), and the lamp crowning the minaret covered with gilded glass mosaic dates back to the Fatimid period (10-12 centuries).

The floor of the mosque covers the largest handmade carpet in the world with an area of ​​5700 square meters designed by the carpet maker and a third generation artist, Dr. Ali Khaliqi, who took eight months to complete its design, while it took a whole year for spinning work, and 1,200 weavers, 20 technicians, and 30 workers worked on it. The carpet weighs 47 tons.

The mosque includes seven chandeliers made of crystal designed by German Faustique, and the largest chandelier measures 10 meters in diameter, reaches 15 meters in height and weighs 12 tons, in addition to two smaller ones with the same design in the main prayer hall, each weighing eight tons.


Thousand worshipers had the capacity of the mosque.


Meters height of the four minarets of the mosque.


One million dirhams, the cost of the handmade mosque carpet.

The university library contains 3000 titles distributed in various fields in more than 12 living languages, including collections of rare books.

The mosque houses the grave of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, who passed away in 2004.

- Unique plants were used in the interior decoration and were specially designed for the mosque, relying on mosaics to cover the entire square of the mosque (17,000 square meters), and it is one of the largest mosque squares in the world.

- Two billion and 455 million dirhams, the total cost of the project.