Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a magnificent Islamic landmark located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is one of the largest mosques in the world, covering an area of more than 30 acres and able to accommodate over 40,000 worshippers at a time. The mosque is named after the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and first president of the UAE.
The mosque is open to visitors daily from 9 am to 10 pm, except on Fridays when it is closed to non-Muslim visitors until 4:30 pm.
No, you don't need to book a guided tour to visit the mosque. However, if you would like to learn more about the mosque's history and architecture, guided tours are available free of charge.
Yes, visitors are required to dress modestly when visiting the mosque. This means covering the shoulders, arms, and legs. Women are also required to cover their hair.
No, entrance to the mosque is free of charge.
Yes, non-Muslims are welcome to visit the mosque. However, non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the prayer hall during prayer times.
Yes, photography is allowed inside the mosque, except during prayer times. However, visitors are requested to be respectful and not to use flash photography.