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“beautiful mosque” 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 70 attractions in Abu Dhabi
Type: Religious Sites
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“beautiful mosque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

It is beautiful but women have to cover all their bodies (not very welcoming under the temperature of 47 C). The guided tour was very good, which gave me some insights about the mosque and Islam religion.

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing!! Beautiful!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This Mosque, outside of Abu Dhabi is one of the largest in the world. It is absolutely stunning! Women must cover their shoulders & their heads with a scarf. The correct clothing is available at no cost if you don't bring it with you. There are free 40 minute tours available including headphones so you can enjoy the narration. You can't wear shoes in the building, so barefeet or socks are the norm. Our bus tour only allowed us 40 minutes, so had to leave the tour early, very disappointed. I would allow at least 2 hours here.

Visited August 2013
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“Unique architecture makes it a must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The architecture and scale/decadence of the world's largest mosque has to be seen to be believed. I am not particularly religious but one cannot fail to be awed by such a magnificent building. Definitely worth seeing once.

Visited August 2013
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“Hauntingly beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Free guided tours are available (when we went, at 10am) - it's well worth getting there ofr one of these because everything is explained to you, and then you have a chance to sit on the world's largest carpet under the world's largest chandelier and ask the guide anything you like about Emirati culture. Even as a long-term expat, I found that interesting and learned lots.
They lend ladies an abaya when you go in - quite a good photo opp!

Visited October 2012
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“Gorgeous Mosque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stopped at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on the way to Abu Dhabi.

It was a very impressive building.

Sparkling white everywhere, and it all looked so 'new'. And its so huge!

Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

Just be a bit careful, inside women have to ware the black dresses, and if you are taking photos outside the mosque, if you take one with a woman in (even your girlfriend or wife) that doesnt have a black dress on, then the security guards get a bit aggressive and chase you down to tell you to stop.

Visited September 2012
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