Abu Dhabi:: mosque mirage

One of the tour highlight in Abu Dhabi is to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.  We went on a Friday and that day was a day of prayer so the mosque was opened from 16:30- 23:00.

It was like a mirage in the desert.  A white and golden mosque, so beautiful.

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We took our shoes off and women have to cover up.  There is a strict dress code so you may want to check the mosque website <link here>  before you go.

The floral designs on the marble pillars and floors was so beautiful.  And it was amazing just how pure white the marble floors were.  They must have put in a lot of effort to clean it.

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Inside was a main prayer hall which has the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet.  The whole floor that is the size of about 4 football field is covered with just one carpet.  Incredible.

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The crystal chandeliers were made by Faustig that are made from stainless steel and 24 carat galvanized gold was used for gilded brass.  Glass panels studded with Swarovski crystals.  All was just so breathtaking.

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After seeing all that beautiful marble and chandeliers, I look so happy… haha.  Outside the mosque there was a lot of taxi lined up so going there by taxi is not a problem.

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