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“Breathtaking”

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
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“Breathtaking”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

A must place to visit! It is difficult to express just how beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is! Remember to take a camera, you will want to photograph everything! I have visited twice and can't wait for our next visitors so I can go again.

Parking is free and underground and you walk up a flight of steps to the area surrounding the Mosque. Please make sure you are dressed appropriately, men should wear long trousers and shirt/plain teashirt and ladies need to have their head and arms covered and wear either a long skirt or trousers or you will be given an abya to wear.

Visited November 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“A good view”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Nothing extraordinary about the place except for the architecture. If you have any architectural interests, I'd defiantly recommend to visit it at least once in yoru lifetime. If not and you are living in UAE, it's one of the places you must visit at least once.

Just make sure to inquire whether the main mosque building is open for general public before you visit. I've visited it 3 times so far, taking family and friends, but only got to go inside once. The other 2 times, the main mosque building was closed for general public.

The inside of the main mosque building is one of the most opulent places I've ever seen (huge chandeliers, wall to wall single weave carpet and very beautiful wall tile & decorative arrangements) and if you don't get to go inside, it's not worth the visit. Also don't forget to see the underground Wudu (Ablution) area.

Visited July 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Architectural Delight”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Must see this amazing mosque with intricate design work and it is an architectural stunner. Incredible sense of peace particularly when you hear the call to prayer. You won't be disappointed!

Visited February 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Unmissable”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

It is quite simply stunning; I take all guests to see it and each one, without exception, is moved by the sheer beauty and serenity of the place. The small mausoleum for HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan is here, although no photography of that is allowed (for whatever reason...photographs are allowed everywhere else in the Grand Mosque).
Take one of the tours to hear the full story. No charges for anything, although there are collection boxes for donations to the Red Crescent society.

Visited October 2013
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“Once a millenium”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

is such a gorgeous blend of art and architecture crafted.
every detail is well thought out and stunning.
ladies bathrooms are very harry potter style with granite/onyx wash basins arranged in a circle with a fountain on top.

Visited November 2013
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