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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
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City Tour of Abu Dhabi: Sheik Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace, Marina Mall
Ranked #1 of 144 things to do in Abu Dhabi
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic, but hot..”
Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

A really good experience doing the free tour. You get a tour guide to your group of maybe 15ppl and they take you into an area away from the masses.

You don't need to book the tour just check the website for times and arrive at the Car park at least 20mins early. A bit of a walk to the main entrance - just follow the crowd. Check web for appropriate clothing too - you can borrow some things but if it's busy there may be a long wait to borrow a sweaty robe...

Very impressive and the staff are Friendly, helpful and informative.

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“Heavenly!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

With 82 domes, a facade made entirely of white marble and gold, and a beautiful floral design inside -- this Mosque is not to be missed while in Abu Dhabi!

Tours are given daily (10am, 11am, and 4:00pm) and are free. The guides were very friendly and well informed.

Make it a point to visit and take a tour if you are curious to learn more about the Muslim religion.

Visited September 2012
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely beautiful!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

You cannot possibly visit Abu Dhabi, without taking the time to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, as it is without doubt, one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. Furthermore, you don't need to worry if you are a non-Muslim either, because this is one of the few Mosques that encourage visitors who are both Muslim and non-Muslim alike. Everyone who enters this Mosque, are given a most warm and friendly welcome, and are treated with equal respect. However, women should note (and men come to think of it), that they need to be mindful of the fact that they need to be suitably attired, and observe the fact that they need to be covered up. Modesty is essential when visiting a Mosque, but once again, don't be concerned or put off by this, as they can also provide the correct clothing. You will be totally amazed and mesmerized by the beauty, purity, spirituality and serenity of this splendid building...I was captivated! Beverly Khan.

Visited September 2012
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Well worth the visit, it is extremely beautiful and the workmanship is amazing. Ladies you will be given an abaya and scarf to wear, gents wear long trousers.

Visited April 2012
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“WooW !!!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

very very impresive... it is a MUST see. DO NOT miss it.

women should be carefull of waht they are wearing, the same applis to men as well. In either case black or white robes are provided which are VERY CLEAN and fresh...

what's out it is not allowed to take pictures with women in the frame...

Visited September 2012
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