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Sheikh Zayed Mosque

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Sheikh Zayed Mosque (Grand Mosque) Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque, or Grand Mosque as it is often called, is an impressive sight when driving into Abu Dhabi (location map). The words 'huge', 'enormous', 'massive', etc seem to understate the size of the mosque substantially. You'll understand when you drive past it or visit it. Don't forget to charge up your camera battery before you do. The mosque looks particularly spectacular early in the morning just after sunrise, or late afternoon as the sun sets. It should be one of the top items on a "must see" list of sights for anyone living in or visiting Abu Dhabi, Dubai, or anywhere else in the UAE.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque opening hours and times, and tours
  Opening hours - walk through interior unguided. Exterior open 24 hours?
  Sunday-Thursday Friday Saturday Ramadan
2012 (June report) 0900-2200 1400-2200? Closed am 0900-2200 0900-1200, closed Fridays
2010 0900-2200 1400-2200? Closed am 0900-2200  
  Guided tour timings - no booking needed, arrive 15 mins before start time.
  Sunday-Thursday Friday Saturday Ramadan
2012 (June report)       1000,1100 (not Fridays)
2010 1000, 1100, 1700 1400, 1700, 2000 1000, 1100, 1400, 1700, 2000 1100?
2009 0900, 1000, 1700?   0900, 1000, 1700? 1100?
From March 2008 0900, 1000   0900, 1000  
Sheikh Zayed Mosque dress code and behaviour
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Youtube video

[Loading error, disabled] Video (about 3 mins) from Halcrow about the construction of the Grand Mosque...

Information summary from video:

Sheikh Zayed Mosque Library
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Iftar meals during Ramadan
Sheikh Zayed Mosque news and events
Grand Mosque construction progress and contractors

The original details of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque Project were

The British construction group, Halcrow, took over the project consultancy of the mosque in October 2001. Updated details

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi facts and figures (WAM 25 November 2010)
Sheikh Zayed Mosque Abu Dhabi contact details

Other Sheikh Zayed Mosques

Last update Thursday 21-Nov-2013.
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