Sheikh Zayed Mosque


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - Abu Dhabi

Architectural Beauty

With a capacity for an astonishing 40,000 worshippers, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the world's largest, making it a must-visit during your trip to Abu Dhabi.

Famed for its jaw-dropping architecture, this beautiful landmark stands gracefully among manicured gardens and welcomes everyone to its city with open arms. The mosque itself boasts more than 80 domes, over 1,000 columns, 24-carat gold-gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet, to name a few of its impressive features.

Reflective pools surround the mosque, amplifying its beauty, while the striking white and gold exterior is transformed at night by a unique lighting system that reflects the phases of the moon.

Essential Information

  • Open:  Saturday - Thursday 09:00 - 22:00 Friday 16:30 - 22:00
  • Useful Information:  As with any religious site, it is advised to wear modest clothing covering the length of your arms and legs. Women are required to wear a head scarf or hijab.

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

"I recommend visiting the Mosque at sunset to see it in it's majestic glory against the warm orange glow from the horizon. Absolutely perfect for pictures!"