Undoubtedly a symbol of Abu Dhabi, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque reveals many interesting anecdotes.
Massive project launched by His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (God rest his soul in peace), the mosque is a perfect combination of traditional and modern style, showing the cultural diversity of the Islamic world and art!
Besides the unquestionable beauty of its architecture, the landmark results from several influences which make its style absolutely unique! Artisans and materials coming from all over the world participated in the construction, including for instance Italy, Pakistan, Iran, Morocco, Turkey, Greece and naturally the UAE.
The most enthusiasts would notice a certain inspiration from two of the most iconic mosques in the world, the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca (Morocco) and the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore (Pakistan).
Fascinated by the exterior of the monument? We invite you to enter and admire all the features which make this place a source of peacefulness and serenity. You will be impressed by the chandeliers made of crystals and the incredibly detailed calligraphy, symbol of the Islamic art. Eventually, the carpet will catch your attention...why? This master piece made by Iranians specialists is described as the world largest one!
On the way out, make sure to have a look on the magnificent pool which offer a beautiful reflection of the numerous columns.
Our last advise, do not hesitate to go there day and night as you will witness the magic of the lights projected onto the mosque!
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