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Sheikh Zayed Mosque
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City Tour of Abu Dhabi: Sheik Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace, Marina Mall
Ranked #1 of 139 things to do in Abu Dhabi
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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“Make an effort and visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

An impressive building which is extraordinarily atmospheric. Charm & mystery together with scale & faultless quality. I visited around dusk and found the experience & setting of the building changing through to darkness enthralling. The planning and effect of the site is memorable especially the building materials, the lighting, and the quality of the handiwork and decoration.

Visited November 2013
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“one of the most beautiful mosques in the world...definitely a must-see in Abu Dhabi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

the mosque from the outside is a sight to behold. sprawling beautifully in white gives you a feeling of awe and serenity. the interiors itself is impeccable! make sure you are dressed appropriately before coming so you would be allowed to enter. it was definitely an experience to remember.

Visited November 2013
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“A must see place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

When visiting Abu Dhabi you definitely have to go and see the Grand Mosque! The interior is really stunning!

Visited November 2013
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“A nice view in day and night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

My advise for people who would want to see both views of the Mosque (Masjid Zayed) to go half an hour before sunset. Seeing the place in day and night gives you a chance to enjoy the different views and a beautiful sunset all at once. Please note that you may not be allowed to enter the praying areas at prayer times and you should dress appropriately for the visit although covering clothes are provided. It takes about 30 minutes to an hour tops to take a look around. Enjoy your visit :)

Visited August 2013
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“One of the few things to do in Abu Dhabi!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

The mosque is huge and worth a visit - esp. given that its one of the handful of things one can actually do outside a mall or the Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. What is impressive about the mosque is the sheer size of it. In terms of architecture and workmanship it does not really match up to the grand mosques of South Asia or Turkey for instance. Still - it has some interesting elements - the largest hand-knotted carpet being one and some fine examples of modern, machine-cut, marble work. Women should be aware that unless they go wearing full, loose trousers and long-sleeved shirts and have a scarf that fully covers their heads/hair the mosque will request you to don an abaya. These are really quite hot! All in all, worth a visit but unless you see something in the building I did not you'll be done and dusted within an hour tops. On that note its worth adding that access is open and free for all (except during prayers) although there are also guided tours which you can access at fixed times.

Visited November 2013
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