The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world and was opened in 2007. The mosque bears the name of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, who was the founder of the United Arab Emirates and their first president.
For tourists, this mosque is interesting not only for its majestic view but also for the fact that non-Muslim tourists are allowed here. A nice bonus is the fact that the entrance to the mosque is free. At the same time, up to 40 thousand people can be in the mosque simultaneously. The height of the mosque is 114 m.
Sheikh Zayed is buried near the mosque.
The mosque contains the largest carpet in the world. Its area is 5627 square meters, and the weight of the carpet is 47 tons.
Another record is the chandelier hanging in one of the halls. It is one of the largest chandeliers in the world and the largest installed in a mosque. The chandelier is decorated with gold leaf and Swarovski crystals.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque is not only featured on almost every postcard from Abu Dhabi but is also a key stop on most sightseeing tours of this city. You can choose one of them to get the most complete picture of the city.
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