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“Absolutely beautiful and mesmerizing !”

Sheikh Zayed Mosque
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

We visited Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque just after our visit to Ferrari World. First thing - I was completely awestruck with the massiveness of the mosque. Everything about the mosque is beautiful - its structure, architectural design, and most importantly the interiors.

Once you enter the interior halls of the mosque, there are three massive chadeliers - I have never such a chandelier bigger and better than these ones.

If you are someone who loves photography, I would definitely recommend visiting this mosque a little earlier than 6 PM to take some really good shots.

The whole visit should not take you more than 1 hour.

All in all, definitely worth a visit.

Thank Karan_Thaker
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

I visited the SZGMC first in 2011, and really enjoyed my visit. I took my partner there when we visited in 2014 and was even more inspired. Such a wonderful building, so much love, attention and inspiration put into every part of it. It is lovely to have such enthusiastic guides to show you the building from their perspective and the Islamic art is so beautiful. Cannot recommend this highly enough - although, coming from the UK, I find it hard to understand why facilities to make a discreet donation are not provided, should one feel they wanted to.

Thank Belinda C
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Beautiful, spiritual and vast, didn't get a chance to go in but it is stunning, a master piece.

Makes a good day out. Allow time so that you can really enjoy the place. It's free entrance and tours. Do research before visit

Thank Emmaral50
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Beautifull Mosque. In the evening is better to go because during the day is it too hot. And in the evening with the lights its looking great

Thank Monique v
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

The warning:
If you visiting out side of the winter months, avoid visiting around midday. UAE is so hot during summer times and for women to visit they need to cover up.
Make sure you are not trying to visit during Ramadan month

This place is pretty grand in all aspects. We actually found it more impressive outside than in. When visiting inside you'll need to remove your shoes, socks are fine though, and there are guided tours if that's your thing.

For photographers out there: Take a tripod, yes you are allowed to use them and I had a fully packed camera bag on my back to. Wide angle lens will make some spectacular shots of the building and a nice portrait lens will make some great bokeh pictures with the columns and gold behind your subject.

Ladies will need to be covered up, if you own an Abaya, take it with you as I'm sure it'll be more stylish than their own supply that they give you.
To receive a free Abaya while there, you must provide a form of ID (Wife used her Emirates ID, but I think passports are fine to for holiday makers). They will hold the ID until you return the Abaya at the end of your visit.
Otherwise you can go in lose fitting clothes and a headscarf, try and be different and take a colour headscarf to hide your hair rather than just plain black.

Men: Avoid shorts or sleeveless shirts, I did notice some tourist men in local attire (Thobe) and believe they were asked to put these on if they came in shorts. I didn't do this but kind of wish I did for the experience.

The place is open to visitors until 10pm, sunset in the summer is around 7pm, and 6pm for winter, when they turn on the lights to make an amazing photo.

Once again to confirm for photographers: You can take tripods to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and it's well worth doing.

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