Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Grand Mosque

The Majestic Grand Mosque

Without a shadow of doubt I could easily say that this mosque is one of THE best architectural marvels I have ever witnessed.

Here are some shots from the recent visit and few facts courtesy wikipedia 🙂

Pristine clear water front surrounding the mosque

Pristine clear water front surrounding the mosque

The dome

The dome

The mosque is large enough to accommodate over 40,000 worshipers

The mosque is large enough to accommodate over 40,000 worshipers

Minert

Minaret

This kid appeared in the frame from no where, and I am glad that he did :)

This kid came running in to the frame from no where, and I am glad that he did 🙂

The 96 columns in the main prayer hall are clad with marble and inlaid with mother of pearl

The 96 columns in the main prayer hall are clad with marble and inlaid with mother of pearl

The view of the dome through the main door

The view of the dome through the main door

One of the seven imported chandeliers from the company Faustig in Munich Germany that incorporate millions of Swarovski crystals.

One of the seven imported chandeliers from the company Faustig in Munich Germany that incorporate millions of Swarovski crystals.

 

The carpet in the main prayer hall is considered to be the world's largest carpet

The carpet in the main prayer hall is considered to be the world’s largest carpet

There are four minarets on the four corners of the courtyard which rise about 107 m (351 ft) in height. The courtyard, with its floral design, measures about 17,000 m2 (180,000 sq ft), and is considered to be the largest example of marble mosaic in the world.

There are four minarets on the four corners of the courtyard which rise about 107 m (351 ft) in height. The courtyard, with its floral design, measures about 17,000 m2 (180,000 sq ft), and is considered to be the largest example of marble mosaic in the world.

The building complex measures approximately 290 m (960 ft) by 420 m (1,380 ft), covering an area of more than 12 hectares (30 acres), exclusive of exterior landscaping and vehicle parking

The building complex measures approximately 290 m (960 ft) by 420 m (1,380 ft), covering an area of more than 12 hectares (30 acres), exclusive of exterior landscaping and vehicle parking

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