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Friday, 15 March 2013

ABU DHABI - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


ABU DHABI - The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is Abu Dhabi's most precious gem. It is named "The Grand Mosque" due to its global unifying element as from its initial stages of planning to its completion, it has brought together designers and materials from around the globe that include Italy, Germany, Morocco, Iran, Turkey, India, China, Greece and UAE. The mosque can accommodate 41,000 worshipers from its prayers hall and the 17,000 square metres courtyard which is paved with coloured floral marble and beautiful mosaics. As a sign of respect, visitors had to put on long black clothings, provided by the Mosque to cover up as it is afterall, a place of worship. The opulent mosque is the size of 5 football fields.



This architectural work of art is one of the World's largest and grandest mosque which is intricately designed with the finest Italian white marble and other natural materials such as stone, gold, semi-precious stones and crystals. The mosque features 80 domes decorated with white marble. Its main prayer hall features the World's largest hand-woven Persian carpet measuring 7,119 square metres, costing around USD 8.2 million dollars.


The most interesting feature is that the mosque features seven 24-carat gold-plated chandeliers which were imported from Germany, each designed with thousands of Swarovski crystals. The main prayer hall features the World's largest chandeliers measuring 10 metres in diameter, 15 metres in height and weighing 8-9 tonnes in weight.


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1 comment:

  1. This building is just magnificent. Just like its name, it really is grand.


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