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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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Airport Rd., Abu Dhabi, n/a | +971 02 419 1919, United Arab Emirates
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
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Popular with locals, Family-friendly

Completed in 2007 after 11 years of construction, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is among the United Arab Emirate's most impressive and striking structures. A vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (who is buried in the courtyard of the mosque), the house of worship boasts a thousand columns inlaid with marble at its exterior, the world's largest chandelier (composed of thousands of Swarovski crystals) and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet (the rug alone was crafted by more than 1,300 artisans). Despite its grandeur, it remains a functioning place of worship, which means all women are expected to wear a traditional abaya and headscarf before entering the property. Visit the mosque's website for a thorough list of dos and don'ts; entrance is free.

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