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“The largest mosque in the world” 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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Padua, Italy
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“The largest mosque in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The mosque looks like an expanse of white marble with floral mosaics of colored marbles.
It's worth a visit to Abu Dhabi, where there are no many reasons to arrive, another interesting moment only the Sultan Palace, and the sea.
Parking is free and the women who do not have appropriate clothes, they can not receive them for free at the entrance.
The staff is friendly, but rigorous in applying the rules.

Visited August 2013
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“Definitely worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had a very interesting tour at the Grand Mosque. Our tour guide was a volunteer who had a very amicable way of engaging the whole group into learning and participating in the tour. He made it fun for us to learn about and see the beauty of this site. A definite "must see" on your list for Abu Dhabi.

Visited August 2013
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“Essential to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

When visiting Abu Dhabi you will see the Grand Mosque from a distance virtually all the time but its really worth taking some time out to go and visit it, its one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever visited and its fascinating to walk around and extremely tranquillising to listen to the call for prayer

Visited December 2012
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“Magnificent Structure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This grand structure demonstrates the opulence of the Arab Oil rich country and perhaps distorts the solemnness of prayer and meditation which is the purpose of the mosque though architecturally is a must see with the endless marble covered walls and courts and gold ornate columns.

Visited October 2012
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“breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a true piece of art, an amazing building. Don't be surprised if you have to wear abbaya when visiting. House rule. But they will provide you everything to be according to the dress code imposed.

Visited August 2013
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