The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is considered to be the one of the most revered sites in the United Arab Emirates. Being country's largest mosque as well as the world's eight biggest mosque, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque was completed in 2007, after 11 years of construction. It features an impressive total of 82 domes, thousands of columns, chandeliers gilded with 24 carat gold as well as the largest hand-knotted carpet in the world. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque - which features a massive prayer hall, two smaller prayer halls and an expansive courtyard - can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers. Several reflective pools along the arcades add to the beauty of the mosque and provide glorious views during the night, when combined with the unique lighting system of the mosque. The architecture of Sheikh Zayed Mosque is also highly note-worthy and features a blend of Arab, Persian, Mughal and Moorish design elements.
Open daily (except on Friday mornings) from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Guided tours are available at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on most days.
A complimentary guided tour lasts around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The magnificent prayer halls, seven chandeliers and the reflective pools
Prayer facilities at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque include a massive prayer hall that can accommodate up to 7,000 worshippers during prayer times as well as two additional prayer rooms – including one separate hall for ladies.
Finding Halal food near Sheikh Zayed Mosque will never be a problem. Halal restaurants near Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque are available at walking distance, such as The Noodle House Restaurant at Souk Qaryat Al Beri, which provides excellent views of the mosque in the distance.