Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • trixbunny
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent Mosque!
    I visited Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque this past weekend and I found it to be truly stunning. The Mosque is enormous and incredibly impressive with its intricate details, grand architecture, and overall beauty. I recommend going around dusk so that you can see it in sunlight and in the dark, when it is lit up according to the moon phases. I also highly recommend taking the free tour as you will learn so many interesting facts and details about the Mosque and you will have an opportunity to ask questions. You also get to see a different part of the Mosque that you won't see on your own. Our tour guide, Aisha Mubarak, was amazing. She really had a passion for sharing her culture and she was so open and kind and I learned so much from her. This is one of the highlights of my trip to Abu Dhabi. It's a must-see, for sure. Oh, bring sunglasses. It's very bright and shiny!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 June 2023
  • ANR
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand Mosque
    A fascinating insight into the traditions and beliefs of Islam, provided to us by our passionate guide. The mosque is overwhelming in its grandeur, but the intricacy of the detail continued over such a grand scale is breathtaking. Definitely a must on any visit to Abu Dhabi.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 July 2023
  • Will
    Derby, United Kingdom50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive and Stunning
    This is arguably one of the most impressive and beautiful mosque’s we have ever visited, probably for the incredible use of white marble. We were blown away by the beauty and architecture of the building. The electronic guide was useful, but please remember you need to use an ID to get these that isn’t your passport. i.e. your home nation driving license. The tour doesn’t take long but you can spend as much or as little time there as you like, it gets busy, but it’s amazing so don’t be surprised that everyone else wants to be there too. We enjoyed our time there and taking in this important part of modern culture and architecture, we will return to view again at night. A credit to the UAE.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Josh B
    Lafayette, Indiana456 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful facility with a great free tour
    We had a long layover in Abu Dhabi and made our way here. There is a periodic free shuttle from the airport (we took the 12:00), which is very convenient if your time fits their schedule. We registered in the visitor center and took the free 30-minute tour at 13:00. Our guide Fatima (guide number 181) did a great job of explaining the mosque while showing us around. Note: be sure to follow the dress code.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 July 2023
  • ThatAldoNicely
    Norwich, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Invest two hours of your life in this must visit, awe inspiring experience.
    Awe inspiring. A must visit in Abu Dhabi. Make sure you take the 30 minute free tour (you don’t need to book) to unlock excellent tour guide knowledge about the vision, the history, architecture and the dream becoming a reality. You also get some access away from the crowds. Saif was our excellent tour guide.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 July 2023
  • CharonMF
    Hobart, Australia21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You must visit!
    Visiting this awe-inspiring, spectacular building was made truly special by doing the guided cultural tour with our Guide, Mahmood . This informative and knowledgeable gentleman patiently answered all my questions . Increasing my understanding of the architecture and also of the vision of the Sheik, to create a welcoming ,peaceful haven that inspires people of all faiths and cultures. Remember to book in advance for this fabulous experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Elizabeth G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    NOT TO BE MISSED - THE GRAND MOSQUE
    A beautiful Mosque that truly embodies the spirit of unity that was envisioned by the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan. This Mosque is an exquisite work of art. Do take the guided tour. Our guide Abdulrahman Ameen Abdulrahman Alali was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Taking the tour with him made the visit extra special. We visited the mosque late evening, it was less crowded and we were able to enjoy the sunset and see the mosque lit up at night
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 July 2023
  • chandanip615
    Virginia Water, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most beautiful place - Amazing
    Most beautiful place I have ever visited. And one of the prestigious places that non muslims can visit. I have no words to explain how beautiful this place is. A highly recommend to visit the mosque if your in Abu dhabi. Staff is very professional and helpful. We didnt pay anything for the eentry . Its free to visit. Dont miss this place.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 July 2023
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5,182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely Stunning
    This was an absolutely stunning sight. I would recommend visiting after dark as the Mosque is even more beautiful when lit. Definitely the highlight of my visit to Abu Dhabi. Unless you are on a tour, getting here requires a car. There is a large parking lot, or you can Uber/Taxi from downtown. It is quite a way out from the Corniche area but only cost 55AED ($15 USD) by Uber. No cost to visit but you must book a time of arrival in advance. Entrance to the Mosque is through the modern underground shopping mall out in the parking lot. You can find the entrance by looking for the futuristic large glass dome which is easily spotted. There is quite a stressful process of going through a complicated security clearance and entrance gate with throngs of visitors and busloads of tour groups trying to gain access. Once through this mess, you walk through an underground tunnel which will take you to the grounds of the Mosque. It is a self-guided tour through the rooms. No audio tour or explanation of anything that you are looking at, but it is still a stunning experience. Make sure to budget 2 hours to see this as much of that time is spent getting in and out of the Mosque.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Tina Harness
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a beautiful experience
    I live in the UAE and I wanted my friend that was visiting from America to see my favorite place in Abu Dhabi. The guided tour was led by Aysha Mansour and she was amazing! She went out of her way to make the experience wonderful. She was knowledgeable and friendly! I would like to personally thank Miss Aysha for showing my friend why I love living in the UAE 🇦🇪 ❤️
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 July 2023
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Iskander
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A world wonder without equal! The most beautiful mosque on earth! If I were a Muslim and lived in Abu Dhabi, I would pray and meet with my friends at least once a week ❤️ The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Excellent! Great communications. Top notch!
Written 14 June 2024
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pjcwe44
Seaton Sluice, UK21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
What a palaver! The last time we were here the taxi dropped us off in the car park and we went in for a look around. This time however, you get dropped off at a fair distance from the Mosque and have to get an escalator underground into a shopping mall! Then you have to go to the far end past all the shops and restaurants to "register". Enter lots of details into a screen then take a photo of a QR code using your phone. Then traipse right up the other end of the mall to the start of the Mosque entrance. At this point you are told you need to buy a better outfit to cover any portion of a visible tattoo and lo and behold every shop has clothes "on offer". So 50 dirhams later we get through the first checkpoint. Then it's a half mile walk underground to the Mosque but there are moving walkways and shuttles. When you eventually get to see the Mosque you have to be scanned at every door in and out and follow a 1 way system on raised walkways. You can't get into the main hall under the lights anymore, you can only view from the ropes cordoning it off. There's a gift shop on the way out and back into the mall. It's no longer a religious building but a commercial shopping opportunity for the owners to make money. I certainly won't be going back ever again.
Written 14 June 2024
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KiwiNewark
Newark202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Travelled from Dubai on a trip. Would highly recommend visiting. Place takes your breath away. You arrive at a shopping mall and travel underground to the Mosque.
Written 12 June 2024
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pmtrcpmtrc
Richmond Heights, OH3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The visitor's pathway seems to shortchange the desire to visit the entire mosque. Certain areas were off-limits to visitors. Although the available parts are nice, I got the feeling that we were not seeing the best of the mosque
Written 12 June 2024
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Ali J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Yesterday I visited Sheikh Ziad Grand Mosque with my friends. Mr. Saeed Al Zabi (Mr. Happy) was the guide. He is such a nice person. Saeed made our experience unforgettable with his vast knowledge and passion for the history of the grand mosque."
Written 11 June 2024
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Gian Carlo M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
It’s been my 3rd time visiting here. As a resident here in UAE. We always bring here our relatives who came here in the UAE. Very nice and relaxing place especially at night. Be ready to take soooo many pictures and have enought space on your gadgets memory.

Also take the tour they provide. Ours is a great experience. Thanks to Saeed Alzaabi, our tour guide. He’s nice. He knows well about the mosque. Very accommodating. His name Saeed suits him because he makes us happy as we tour around the mosque.
Written 11 June 2024
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Skeete
London, UK242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This had been on my UAE itinerary for the longest time and I was so glad to be able have made this trip happen and marvel at this place in person. The beauty is self-evident but words cannot do this place justice. As a non-Muslim I felt completely comfortable going through the Mosque and taking it all in. Be it solo like I did or as part of a tour I highly recommend taking in the plaques and descriptions dotted around.

I spent the day here, going through the place in the late afternoon before taking a couple hours to sit, relax and marvel at the beauty and then went back through again as the sun set as the mosque took on a whole new look all lit up against the night sky.

I highly recommend if in Abu Dhabi but please remain mindful and respectful of the place you are in, no matter how tempting a certain photo opportunity may seem please follow the rules. There are several photo spots without trying to sneak around barriers or enter areas you should not.
Written 9 June 2024
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aagrwal
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Beautiful mosque and lovely architecture. The brightness of the world's biggest chandelier will not leave your eyes even after you have come out of the mosque.

We visited the mosque in first week of June 2024 in the morning. Though it was pretty hot, but much of the walking is within air conditioned areas. Umbrellas are available for use which is free for areas which are in open. On the way back there is also shuttle service back to air-conditioned area.

Females have to cover their shoulders, full arms and legs. Clothes should not be transparent and carry a stole or scarf to cover head.

Makes can wear half sleeves t-shirts or shirts and full lowers. They need not cover their head.

Yoy may also carry a small water bottle inside as I could not find any water kiosk.

Only small bags are allowed inside the mosque. Do nor carry big sized bags, you will have to deposit before going inside.

A ticket has to be taken to go inside the mosque which is free.

Overall a good experience. A must visit
Written 8 June 2024
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moaz a
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
It was an amazing tour. She took us around and review abd informed us about every point and it was fascinating. Great and monumental.
Written 8 June 2024
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Marie-Jeanne M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We did a guided tour of the mosque. It was amazing.
We learned a lot about the mosque and the culture.
Our guide was super friendly and gave us a lot of information.
Thank you !
Written 4 June 2024
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