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Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Mosque (Interior), Abu Dhabi, UAE

November 2012

Lets take a look of the interior of the Mosque i.e. the prayer hall. Visitors have access to only a portion of this fabulous prayer hall. The whole of the prayer hall is carpeted in green/golden yellow floral motif. The exterior wall too have floral design as well as the interior that have floral relief.

The mosque has huge and beautiful chandeliers which by itself is an attraction to behold. Photography is allowed in the prayer hall but I can’t remember using flash is allowed. The whole of the mosque can be considered as a photo spot and avid photographers shouldn’t miss this opportunity. Different time of the day will give a different mood to your picture.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Huge chandelier at the entrance to the prayer hall of the mosque.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Floral motif exterior walls.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

The floral motif walls.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

A peek to the exterior corridor.

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The lush carpeted prayer hall in the mosque.

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Another section of the prayer hall.

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The green/golden yellow carpet. Notice the details of the carpet.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Section of prayer hall opened to visitors.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

This section of the prayer hall opened to local students.

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Another section of the prayer hall.

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Another huge chandelier in the prayer hall.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Floral relieve on the interior walls.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Intricate design in the mosque.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Alif-Lam-Lam-Haa on the wall at the mimbar.

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The ‘mimbar’ or rostrum where sermons are delivered.

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Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Mosque (Exterior), AbuDhabi, UAE

November 2012

For our day tour of Abu Dhabi, we rented a vehicle at the rate of 70AED per hour. A Toyota MPV came to pick me and my wife at the appointed time. This Toyota can sit 7 adults comfortably. The driver is well verse with the attractions in Abu Dhabi and speaks good English. With his assistance, we choose which attraction we wanted to go.

First in our itinerary was Sheikh Zayed mosque. When we reached the mosque I was stumped for words for this beautiful and magnificent architecture. We have been to many mosques before but Sheikh Zayed mosque is charming and inviting. The prayer hall isn’t as ‘huge’ as others that we’ve been but the elaborate and intricate design of the mosque awe both of us.

Even before entering the mosque, the exterior landscape is enough to make you feel relaxed and the calmness inside the mosque is something to be experienced yourself.

The mosque is open to non-Muslims to visit during off-prayer times and you’ll have to adhere to the proper dress code. Garments for ladies to be properly attired are available before the entrance.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

The beautiful Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Off the entrance road, the Sheikh Zayed mosque is already commanding a view.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Serene calmness as you approach Sheikh Zayed mosque.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Don’t be put off by the bus loads of tourist. They are usually there for a short period and well-behaved.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

The palm & flower garden surrounding the mosque.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Fountain in-front of the mosque.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Looking at the mosque from the front.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Asking for directions.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Front of Sheikh Zayed mosque.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Dress codes to be observed.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

The main entrance into the courtyard before the mosque prayer hall.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Entrance to the mosque prayer hall past this courtyard.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Floral motif floor of the courtyard.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Pillars and small domes surround the courtyard.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Crowd in the courtyard about to enter the mosque.

Sheikh Zayed mosque, Abu Dhabi

Shoes-off please before entering the prayer hall.

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