Sheikh Zayed Mosque – Abu Dhabi

I’ve been wanting to see the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi for the longest time (like, for the last 9 years that I’m in the UAE??) and I only had the chance today. I’ve passed by it a few times while on my way to Abu Dhabi from Dubai and vice versa but I have not seen it up close, not till today.

I saw this mosque from afar a few years back and I was so intrigued as it sparkles under the sunlight. It shines as if it has been sprinkled with gold, as if it has diamonds on its rooftop.

From afar, it is already stunning. Up close, I can’t put into words the right description that won’t understate its beauty. I will just share the photos that I took and you decide how you will describe it.

 

Entrance

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In Abaya
First things first. Ladies must wear Abaya upon entering the mosque. The Abayas are readily available at the main entrance and are free of charge
Shoe Rack
Shoe racks are available at the main door of the mosque as visitors should remove shoes upon entering the mosque.
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Entrance

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Talking about chandeliers….

Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Chandelier 1

Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Chandelier 2

Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Chandelier 3

Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Chandelier

Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Clock
I believe those are the prayer timings…

The interior…

Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Interior

Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Quran
The Holy Qur’an. Visitors are not allowed to touch these as a sign of respect.

Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Walls 1

Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Walls 2

Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Walls 3

Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Walls

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How to go to Sheikh Zayed Mosque

From Dubai:

Take the bus to Abu Dhabi at Al Ghubaiba Bus Station – AED 25/person

From Abu Dhabi:

Take any bus from the bus station in near Al Wahda Mall – AED 4/per person

Take a taxi from Al Whada Mall – AED 25-30

 

Thanks for passing by.

 

Yours truly,

aysabaw

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