Day 5: Journeying the Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was a dream in the heart of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan “May God rest his Soul”…

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This architectural work of art is one of the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 40,000 worshippers. 

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Reflective pools surround the mosque, amplifying its beauty.

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It features 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world’s largest hand knotted carpet. 

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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. 

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The mosque’s first ceremony was the funeral of its namesake, Sheikh Zayed, who is buried at the site.

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The striking white and gold colours shining in the sun are transformed at night by a unique lightning system which reflects the phases of the moon.

The Mosque is an expression of a visionary leader who believed that nothing is impossible and conceived that the most gracious achievements start from the heart.

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Know more and visit the Grand Mosque

Arrivals The planning | The flights
Day 1 Rest in Abu Dhabi
Day 2 Dubai Museum | Dubai Global City
Day 3 Dubai Atlantis the Palm | Souk Madinat Jumeirah & Burj Al Arab | Dubai Mall & Burj Khalifa | Dubai Dancing Fountain | The Eclipse Boutique Suites
Day 4 Desert Safari – Dune Bashing | Camel Ride | Henna Tattoo | Desert Camp
Day 5 Yas Island & Manarat Al Saadiyat | Grand Mosque | Tiara Restaurant
Departures Packing and flights
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10 thoughts on “Day 5: Journeying the Grand Mosque

  1. Hanep! Talo ang Taj sa loob for sure.
    What better statement of wealth than pools in the desert? I wonder if they’re covered at night to prevent additional evaporation.
    Lovely hooded choir robes you’re wearing. 😉
    At what part did you have to take off your shoes? Entrance palang or just the carpeted area?

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