Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi - Address, Phone Number

Address: Al Maqtaa - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971-24416444

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

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The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a solemn and important religious site in Abu Dhabi. It is a very serene place of worship. It also has the distinction of being the Eighth largest mosque in the world. The mosque has been noted for its construction that focusses on its durability and strength. The building thus symbolizes tremendous power through its very construction.

However, it is not only its strength that makes it so remarkable. This mosque has some very impressive features. It has been very elaborately decorated. There are intricate floral patterns that have been carved into the marble and some really remarkable marble-work can be seen inside the mosque. The carpet in the prayer room is a real site to be beheld! It has been deemed the largest carpet in this world. Other than this, the place also houses several beautiful chandeliers, most notably the third largest chandelier in the world.

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

  • Al Maqtaa

Restaurants Near Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  • Le Boulanger
  • Cedar Lounge
  • Sari Rasa

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi Reviews - Write a Review

  • The most beautiful Mosque I've seen I've done quite a bit of traveling and seem mosques around the world and this by far is the most amazing! The white marble is stunning and the detailing of the mosque is incredible. I suggest going in the evening right around the time the sun is going to set so you can see the mosque during the day and night! It looks really different when the lights are on during the night!

  • How can I possibly describe a house of worship so grand? The Sheikh Zayed Mosque (جامع الشيخ زايد الكبير‎‎) was built with one purpose, to give all glory to God on high. We desperately need to surround ourselves with places that allow for worship, reflection, and closeness with our Father. I was very grateful to be able to stand in this holy place. Don't be afraid to humbly but consciously ask others to be quiet while inside. Tour groups can be so difficult to deal with. Be an example for others.

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  • This is the true spirit and affection towards the religion. The architecture of this mosque is eyes opening and breathtaking. You will see an extra ordinary dedication and attractions of this mosque. Once you entered you will feel calm, peace and comfortable which you cannot express in your words! Note: For non-Muslim ladies, Hijab is must to go inside....

  • The most beautiful mosque that I have even visited. It is wonderful that they allow non-Muslims to tour and experience this incredible place. They have head sets that you can rent to listen to information on your own, or they offer a free guided tour in English, which offers some great insight into Islam and mosques. We went a little before sunset, which was amazing. We got to see it illuminated by daylight, sunset, and then the evening lights.

  • The most beautiful mosque I have ever seen in my life. This place will blow your mind, it's just unexplainable experience. I highly recommend this tour. You don't have to be Muslim to go there, everyone is allowed to visit and appreciate this masterpiece of art.

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