You can't visit Dubai without making the drive to the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. The mosque, the third largest in the world, is the final resting place of Sheikh Zayed, the founder of the U.A.E. Even on the hottest summer day, the white marble floors—inlaid with mosaic flowers and vines—remain cool underfoot, and the scale of the space will impress even the most casual observer: the main hall can hold about 7,000 people. Take a tour and learn about the iconography of the intricate tiles and mosaics. Marvel at the huge rug: the largest hand-made rug in the worldvthat covers the floor in the main worship space. If you happen to be visiting during Ramadan, you could consider joining one of the community iftar dinners, which sometimes serve as many as a thousand people in an evening.
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A shot of the vestibule of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Although taken at the end of October, it was easily 120+ degrees Fahrenheit at noontime with 100 percent humidity due to the proximity to the Arabian Gulf...
I’m most impressed by the light and bright Islamic architecture, of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque just outside central Abu Dhabi. It stands in stark contrast to the dark and gloomy Christian Cathedrals I’m accustomed to in the west.
The greatest attractions of Abu Dhabi offer something for every visitor. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque wows with its white-and-gold architecture and boasts the world’s largest handmade carpet and the largest crystal chandelier. Another one-of-a-kind local landmark is the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, which will make you appreciate how much these protected birds—once used for hunting food—are still part of daily Emirati life. A short drive from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain—the “oasis” city—is bestowed with UNESCO-inscribed heritage sites, picturesque forts, and authentic souqs, where you can see traditional weaving, embroidery, and other treasured skills in action.
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This mosque is gorgeous, take your time to see everything, every little detail inside the mosque, downstairs are Bathrooms to wash your feet.