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“Simply stunning mosque”

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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“Simply stunning mosque”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

This fantastic mosque compares to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and the Grand Palace in Bangkok. On arrival you are made aware of the dress code e.g men wearing shorts must wear a dish-dasha and women must wear an abaya. These are provided at the mosque. There is no admission charge to enter the mosque. This clearly a very special place for worshippers and tourists alike.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beyond bling”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

In the UAE, you are used to seeing things which are the biggest and the best. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque does not disappoint. The pure white marble of the exterior sparkles in the sun from afar, and the architecture has a pleasing thematic unity. The inside is no less impressive - once you have taken your shoes off, you enter the main prayer hall and gawp at the splendid chandeliers, bedecked with Swarovski crystals, and enjoy the luxurious feel of the world's largest hand-knotted carpet underfoot. Not that you will have long, as seemingly endless throngs of Russian tourists constantly push you forward to have their pictures taken. This is not the place to come for a moment of quiet contemplation, and yet in its sheer ambition and scale there is something quite spiritual and moving about the building. Smiling staff welcome non-Muslims as long as they are appropriately dressed and there are also regular guided tours.

Visited March 2013
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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“Be Impressed”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This mosque is impressive from a distance, but to truly appreciate it, you must see it from up close.

Unbelievable. Do not miss a chance to see it.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Spectacular”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Second visit, more crowded than the last time but then again last time the carparks and gardens weren't finished.
Spectacular.

Visited March 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“It's really great”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

fantastic mosque, being a non muslim it was really nice to allow us to enter the mosque, such a fantastic architecture, it is really nice

Visited March 2013
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