Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Currently Closed
  • 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
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
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About Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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.

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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

  • 84.31% 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

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

94.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

People normally club together Emirates Palace and The Dubai Fountain 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

  • One of the most beautiful Mosque ever! A clean and simple designed place of worship, every angle of this mosque is different and just as amazing! Best time to come is just before sunset, the temperature settles down and the whole mosque just feels different. Calm, mellow and soothing. All your senses are taken to another level when the sound of prayers are played through massive speakers at the top of the mosque. This was worth visiting from Dubai, and hopefully I will be able to visit again!

  • One of the most beautiful mosques I've seen in the world. I went for Friday prayers and the roads were not busy, was able to get parking straight away and get in without wasting any time. It is a grand mosque by any scale. The main prayer while is immensely huge and can accommodate more than enough people. And then after prayer there is plenty of opportunities to take pictures all around the mosque. Very elegant.

  • Architecture beauty, amazing place, and you will be just fascinated by the engineering part and the design and materials used. Access is easy, parkings are always available A must do in Abu Dhabi The place is amazing during the whole day? But the best photos you can take would be during sunrise and sunset Make sure you get your cameras ready just before so that you don’t miss the amazing pictures Also make sure to go around the whole mosque as there are some nice angles for photos

  • This place is exquisitely built and detailed and quite breathtaking to visit. The best time is around sunset and I would strongly recommend taking a guided cultural tour (10:00, 11:00 and 17:00). The level of detail and care that has gone into the design is astounding and there is an air of peacefulness here, even when moderately busy. This is a place that should not be missed by any visitor to Abu Dhabi.

  • Beautiful structure with impressive carpet. Very peaceful place. Carpet is very good. We visited in night, the view are amazing in night as compared to day. Very peaceful environment.

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