Tourists visiting Dubai generally keep one day of their plan for Abu Dhabi trip. This one day trip is specially planned to visit Grand Mosque which is one of the best architecture of modern world. Being in Dubai for more than 3 years, I always planned to visit this holy place but it never got formalized. Finally the day arrived when we could make it out and witnessed this beautiful place.

This stunning piece of art was completed in December 2007 and was designed by Syrian architect Yousef Abdelky. The project was launched by the late president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. His final resting place is located on the grounds adjacent to the complex.

This astonishing architecture has capacity to accommodate over 40,000 worshipers. It also carries 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world’s largest hand knotted carpet.

Visiting Hours: Opened daily to visitors from 9 AM to 10PM (last entry is at 9.30 PM) except on Friday morning which is for worshipers only. On Friday, Tourists can visit the Mosque from 4.30 PM to 10 PM.

Ramadan Timings: Open daily From 9 AM to 1 PM except Friday.

Tips: Best time to be there is evening time around 4-5 PM. You can have both the views of day and night time.

Dress Code: Ensure your legs and arms are covered – no shorts or skirts above the ankle. Also it should not be tight fitting and garments should not be see-through. Female visitors need to cover their hair so it is advised to carry headscarf. Abaya and headscarf are also available for Female visitors at security check.

Here we bring some of the pics from our repository. This time we could manage to make our plan in day time and wish next time we can be there at night time to bring more pics for our readers.

 

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