Sheikh Zayed Grand MosqueJanuary 13, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Posted in PLACES I'VE BEEN TO | 4 Comments
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12 January 2013. A visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
This architectural work of art is one of the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 41,000 worshippers. It features 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world’s largest hand knotted carpet. The main prayer hall is dominated by one of the world’s largest chandeliers –10 metres in diameter, 15 metres in height and weighing twelve tonnes. The mosque’s first ceremony was the funeral of its namesake, Sheikh Zayed, who is buried at the site. (visitabudhabi.ae)
And ladies have to wear an abaya with head scarf. I hope you recognize my mom
Ready to get in. Please observe silence.
The main entrance.
The largest Swarovski chandelier in the world.
There was actually three of this chandelier inside.
A trip I will never forget.