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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
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City Tour of Abu Dhabi: Sheik Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace, Marina Mall
Ranked #1 of 144 things to do in Abu Dhabi
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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“Awe inspiring”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

A must see attraction when in the U.A.E. Admittance is free and they will provide the required clothing for ladies. The architecture is breath taking. For those who have never been inside a mosque it is especially intriguing.

It is open 9am - 10pm Sat. - Thurs. excluding special events. The staff is friendly and helpful but very insistent that the rules are enforced. Visit the official web site for more guidance on dress and etiquette during your visit: http://www.szgmc.ae/en/plan-your-visit

Visited December 2012
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“A must see unique experience”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Definitely a must see, its one of the best tourist sites in Abu Dhabi, be prepared to put on the Abaya, there are guided tours but not really necessary if you just want to enjoy the beauty of the unique mosque. We completed our self tour in 45 minutes. Makes amazing photo's anytime of the day.

Visited December 2012
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“An Absolute Must See!”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

The mosque is stunning from the distance, exquisite up close and spell-binding inside. The marble and pools are so clean and beautiful. Chandeliers are amazing. I stopped and asked questions at the information booth inside and the woman was very informative, explaining the 5 prayer times, how services go on Fridays, and some of the history. I looped around once and was so taken, I had to go around again. Do not miss this!

Visited November 2013
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“Big place!”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Although my wife was sensibly dressed one of the staff made her go and put on the black robe. The woman at the robe place said she did not require one!
The mosque is a bit over the top in my view just showing how they splash the cash!

Visited November 2013
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“Magnificent Building”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

A visit is a must. This is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Definitely challenges the Taj Mahal. Stunning architecture.

Visited November 2013
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