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“A must-see in Abu Dhabi” 5 of 5 stars
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Sheikh Rashid Road (2nd St.), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“A must-see in Abu Dhabi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We visited the Mosque on a short trip to Abu Dhabi. It has amazing architecture and is beautiful to see. Some tips for first-time visitors - make sure you plan your visit so it doesn't coincide with the mosque's prayer times - you will not be allowed inside the mosque until after the prayers are done (they seemed to last about 1/2 hour and occur six times a day, I believe). You are allowed to take photos, which I appreciated. You will need to be modestly clothed (no shorts for male or female, no bare shoulders, and females need to have their heads covered). My husband and I even got reprimanded for holding hands(!) There are separate male and female ablution areas, so visiting those is gender-specific. Allow yourself at least an hour to really appreciate it. Overall, we thought it was well worth the visit.

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“This is incredible!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The mosque makes a visit to Abu Dhabi a must from Dubai. The building is truly awesome, and whatever your religion, it will make an impression on you. It is best to arrive covered up, but, if necessary, they provide garments for women or men who are not properly dressed, and they have changing rooms.

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“Magnificent landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

One of THE most impressive landmark I have ever visited. It was grand and stunning. It simply took my breath away. Absolutely a must see.

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“Good day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We went with a couple of friends for the Jumah Prayers on Friday. A lovely place to be. Spiritual and calm. Would like to visit again during sunset to see the lighting decor.

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“A Wonder !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We took one of the three free tours run by the Mosque, very informative, good guide, which was recommended by the hotel concierge.
A beautiful building well worth a visit and a reasonable taxi fare from the city.

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