The white Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the most characteristic landmark of Abu Dhabi. It is located at the southeastern end of the Abu Dhabi island, close to the Al Bateen exwcutive airport. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the third largest in the world. The mosque was constructed between 1996 and 2007 by 3500 workers at a total cost of AED 2.5 billion. 33000 tons of steel and 250000 m³ of concrete were used.
The mosque complex covers an area of 22412 m² and has 82 domes. The mosque can accommodate 41000 worshippers, of which 7126 can find place in the main prayer hall. The inner courtyard is lined by 1048 columns. Several types of Marble were used for the construction. The carpet in the main prayer hall measures 5627 m² and is the world's largest carpet.
01 Sheikh Zayed mosque 02 Sheikh Zayed mosque 03 Water mirror and columns 04 Columns reflected in pool
05 White dome 06 Water mirror and columns 07 Wall carvings 08 Courtyard
09 Main gate and inner court 10 Courtyard and minaret 11 Inner courtyard 12 Main prayer hall
13 Main prayer hall 14 Chandelier and cupola 15 Main prayer hall 16 Main prayer hall 17 Main prayer hall
18 Chandelier 19 Chandelier 20 Wall decorations 21 Wall decorations 22 Decorated glass window 23 Hall with glass window
24 Ornamental glass window 25 Carpet 26 Ornamental glass door 27 Ornamental glass door 28 Minaret 29 Minaret
30 Decorated columns 31 Colonnade 32 Columns at sunset 33 Sheikh Zayed grand mosque 34 Minaret
35 Sheikh Zayed mosque 36 Sheikh Zayed mosque 37 Sheikh Zayed mosque
38 Sheikh Zayed mosque 39 Sheikh Zayed mosque 40 Sheikh Zayed mosque
41 Minarets 42 Palm tree lined path
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