5 Facts About The Sheikh Zayed Mosque You Need To Know

Mayar Ibrahim

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is an absolute beauty in the glorious city of Abu Dhabi. It is definitely a massive tourist attraction in the capital, so here are 5 facts you need to know about the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque!

5. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest mosque in the UAE and it’s located in Abu Dhabi

Another fun fact, this mosque is the 3rd largest mosque in the world!

4. The Late Founding Father approved the construction of the mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque took 11 years to build. The construction process began in 1996 and ended in 2007.

3. German Faustig designed the famed crystal chandeliers

They pay tribute to the late Founding Father His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Moreover, the chandeliers resemble an upturned palm tree.

2. Visitors MUST wear respectful clothing when visiting the Sheikh Zayed Mosque

For example, women must wear long sleeves, loose pants, skirts, or abayas, and a headscarf. On the other hand, men must wear loose pants, long sleeves or sleeved shirts, or kandooras.

1. Abu Dhabi laid the late Founding Father to rest at the mosque

Today, the mosque is the burial place of the honourable man behind its vision. So, this is where the nation laid the late founding father H.H. Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan to rest.

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