Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street، 5th St - Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +971-24191919
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - Review

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest mosque in the country and is the central place of worship for Eid prayers and Friday gatherings. On the occasion of Eid, the mosque is visited by over 41, 000 people. The Mosque is said to have been constructed between the years 1996 and 2007 and covers an area of over twelve hectares excluding he parking and exterior landscaping area. The architecture of the Mosque is worth admiring; the archway of the mosque is Moorish while the minarets are Arab. The Badshahi Mosque was the main inspiration for the floor plan and the dome layout. It’s truly one of the most magnificent mosques in the world, and you are sure to have a spiritually enriching experience here. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Abu Dhabi itinerary 7 days.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Information

  • Dress code for both men and women should wear long, loose fitting, ankle length trousers or skirts.
  • Women must wear a headscarf.
  • See through material and sleeveless shirts are not allowed. Loose full-sleeved shirts are your best bet.
  • Wheelchairs and Club Car Shuttles are available for persons who might need them.
  • Best time for visiting early morning or late evening.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Ticket Prices

Entry free.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Opening and Closing Hours


  • Guided tours run (Sun-Thurs) at 10am, 11am and 5pm.
  • Friday tour timings are at 5pm and 7pm.
  • Saturday tour timings are at 10am, 11am, 2pm, 5pm and 7pm.


  • 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with last entry at 1:30 pm.

How To reach Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque by Public Transport

  • Rented Car or Taxi.

Restaurants Near Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  • Le Boulanger
  • Cedar Lounge
  • Sari Rasa

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TripHobo Highlights for Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Address: Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street، 5th St - Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Contact Number: +971-24191919
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Timing: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque(preferred time): 04:30 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  • 95% of people who visit Abu Dhabi include Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in their plan

  • 83.47% of people start their Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

94.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

People normally club together Emirates Palace and Heritage Heartland while planning their visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

People also prefer to end their day with Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi Reviews

  • Very big and beautiful Mosque. Well maintained, free entry for tourists, but ladies has to follow little bit formalities. Means they have to fully cover their head with cloth (hairs should not be seen) and cloths with full sleeves only allowed. If do not have such dress, then they will provide the same. As per information from guide, the carpet inside the Mosque is very big & it is manufactured in single piece. Raw materials brought from all around the world to produce the same. Metal at the top of tomb is made from gold. Battery operated vehicles arranged for travelling from gate to Mosque.

  • Mosque. Very nice decoration. Art of designs You can spend 2_3 hours. Can pray Watch the decorations. Nice small fountains outside None Muslims can watch all of it. Need to wear long sleeve. Cover head. Available on the gates no worries.

  • Like it.. It amazing to visit if ur in town for both Muslims and non-Muslims.. The out side are great to walk.. At entry point with great security and professional staff they give dresses (if needed out of respect to the place of worship for Muslims) free of charge that are clean nice and kind of cute.. There is a gift shop and a coffee place inside.. Talking pictures walking around is allow.. Note: locals are helpful and friendly.. If u needed help or are confused ask.. Even if u needed a picture with family, friends or love ones any just ask and most will be will happy to help.

  • the design are incredible and it is absolutely breathtaking to look up and soak in the architecture and artistry that went into building such an impressive landmark. This is the 3rd largest mosque in the world. I would highly recommend going. I would caution to wear conservative clothing and a scarf on your head for respect!

  • Stunningly Spectacular A visit to the Grand Mosque is a must for anyone in the area! The details of the design are incredible and it is absolutely breathtaking to look up and soak in the architecture and artistry that went into building such an impressive landmark. If you can manage it, be sure to catch the scheduled free guided tours which depart several times a day, to learn about the details of the massive building. If you can time it right, visit in the late afternoon just before sunset so you can see it in both the day time and at night. They do have abayas available for anyone who needs one, and they will tell you as you pass through the entrance. If you want to avoid the small queue that builds up on busy days as they try to get your size right, try to have loose fitting clothes (nothing too clingy), long sleeves that cover your wrist, legs covered to the ankles, and your head covered.

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