The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is a fine example of modern architecture while maintaining the opulence and stellar craftsmanship of traditional design elements.
If you're visiting Dubai, then it's worth taking the hour long drive to Abu Dhabi to visit the aptly named Grand Mosque.
Design sensibilities and materials have been brought from various countries such as Iran, Morocco, France, Germany, India and Turkey among others. On the outside, reflective pools surround the mosque. Gold, semi precious stones, ceramic and marble have been used in the interior of the mosque.
Try to make it in time for the Sunset tour at 5 pm (free of charge). Women must wear the traditional abaya, available at the entrance to enter the mosque.