This special sightseeing tour takes you to the most celebrated attraction of Abu Dhabi, the prime testimony of Islamic craftsmanship - the majestic & beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque! A serene place of worship; open for everybody to visit and experience the unique artistic splendor and find a new meaning to peacefulness, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is that rare place which attracts people irrespective of nationality, race, caste & creed! Indeed a once-in-lifetime-visit destination that stands as the pride of UAE's capital city.
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel or location and take you to the imposing Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This is one of the major contemporary Islamic architecture in the world, which accommodates many thousands of worshippers at a time. It took 11 years to complete this immense architecture that covers over 30 acres of Land. The incredible view of Grand Mosque will be a feast for your eyes as it exhibits the cultural diversity of Islam with modern architecture and design. The exterior surfaces of the Grand Mosque are covered in Sivec marble from Greece and Macedonia and its main dome is one of the largest mosque-domes in the world.
Get to the Mosque to watch its rich traditional designs from floor to ceiling, as the name says its ‘grand’ in every angle. Attractions here are in plenty... most notable among them are the world’s largest hand-woven carpet (measuring around 60,570 sq ft. this carpet was hand-woven by about 1,200 - 1,300 carpet knitters), largest marble mosaic floral design in the world, third largest chandelier in the world (that adorns the main prayer hall), glass panels studded with Swarovski crystals, and many more! The Mosque interiors are richly decorated with verses of Holy Quran in three varieties of Arabian calligraphy. As you move around the premises you can see the reflective pools that surround the Mosque, which in turn amplify its beauty! Overall you will never get tired exploring this gigantic structural masterpiece. After completing the Mosque visit, together with few memorable photo sessions, you will be dropped back to the selected location / hotel by us.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque :
Women must wear long loose clothing,insure their arms and legs are fully covered.Women are also required to cover their heads at all times. However, the company will provide long-local Abaya with the scarf (long black dress-attire)
Men must not show above their knees and cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will result in refused entry.The company does not provide any kind of clothes to men
Reviewed by Keir, HungaryJuly 2, 2018
Loved the visit all the way
Reviewed by Caitlin, GuayanaJuly 1, 2018
A perfectly blended architecture and I ‘m very happy to have this opportunity with my husband and children. Guide Iqbal was very skilled, he explained everything to my children, and they asked many questions to him. This majestic place is open for everyone as it exhibit its cultural diversity. The big and handmade carpet is a great feast to your eyes. All things like wall designs, chandeliers, and Floor decorations are great things to visit.
Reviewed by Barrett, SwedenJune 30, 2018
It was a morning time when we visited the Grand Mosque. A blissful experience which is hard to explain. Before I went there, I knew almost nothing about it rather than its fame for architecture. Now I know more about the mosque. We were blown away by the key features of the mosque. An interesting thing I noticed chandelier and pillars inside. I spend quite a good amount time gazing up at the ceilings and domes of the mosque. My favorite part of the mosque is the prayer hall, it is just wow! I just sat down there and enjoyed the ambiance for a while. A glad experience for all of us.
Reviewed by Brage, PeruJune 28, 2018
Well worth the time and money!
Reviewed by Terry, IrelandJune 27, 2018
Traveling to sacred places always makes me alive and sane. So when a long weekend approached us last month, I decided to visit Grand Mosque. Words can't define the beauty of this place. The first thing I noticed about it was an impressive dome. There is a large carpet kept inside the prayer hall. The tranquility and utter beauty of this hall captivated my senses. The place will calm and refresh you.