Sheikh Zayed is listed as one of the world’s most beautiful mosques and one of the largest. Take a look at these spectacular high resolution pictures of the Grand Mosque which is located in Abu Dhabi and we are sure you will find it as amazing as we do.
1. The Pearl of Abu Dhabi
2. Upside Down ( Reflection )
3. The Mosque
4. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
5. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
6. Pillars by John Monster
7. Grand Mosque by Achim Thomae
8. Pillars of the Earth – The Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
9. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
10. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
11. Sheikh Zayed Mosque at night
13. Nature Mirror
14. True Dream
15. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
16. Sheikh Zayed Mosque
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure which unites the cultural diversity of Islamic world, the historical and modern values of architecture and art. His final resting place is located on the grounds beside the same mosque.
The mosque was constructed from 1996 to 2007 and is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world. The mosque site is equivalent to the size five football fields, approximately.
As the country’s grand mosque, it is the key place of worship for Friday gathering and Eid prayers. During Eid it is visited by more than 40,000 people.
The mosque has a library that serves the community with classic books and publications addressing a range of Islamic subjects: sciences, civilization, calligraphy, the arts, coins and includes some rare publications dating back more than 200 years. In reflection of the diversity of the Islamic world and the United Arab Emirates, the collection comprises material in a broad range of languages including Arabic, English, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Korean.