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“it is not an usual mosque,that's for sure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Sheikh Rashid Road (2nd St.), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #1 of 41 Attractions in Abu Dhabi
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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“it is not an usual mosque,that's for sure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

its beauty is breathtaking and before seeing it was inimaginable.is a must to see if travelling in the emirates

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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Beautiful. Serene! A marvel. Regardless of religious views. Go there!

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“very impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

I feel compelled to write about this truly magnificent Mosque - wrongly assumed 'you've seen one, you've seen them all'. This really is a stunning building and the decoration is superb - the chandeliers are breathtaking. It is very impressive and I am really glad we went. it also looks stunning at night - we past it to and from the airport

don't worry about going modestly dressed there is full dress and scarves for the ladies at the entrance and also for the men if you arrive in shorts. It adds to the experience.

I think that this is well worth a visit if you are in Abu Dhabi.

its free to get in and costs about 30 Dirham from the centre by Taxi. there are free tours, which we didn't do, we relied on the guide book. Our taxi driver waitied for us -as the driver told us there would be no taxis to take us back to centre - but noticed when we left there were many taxis waiting!!

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“Simply beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a stunningly beautiful architectural triumph.

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“A Full 'Cover-Up' Required”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

As expected from visiting other mosques, a beautiful, stunning interior - the chandeliers are as impressive as the mosque in Oman. Just wasn't expecting to have to employ the full Abaya as a requirement of entry; especially as I'd dressed appropriately - large shawl, covered arms, pants, tunic......when in Rome etc.

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