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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abudhabi

This architectural work of art is one the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 40,000 worshippers. The mosque’s first event was the funeral of its namesake, Sheikh Zayed, who is buried at the site.

It features 80 domes, approximately 1000 columns, 24-carat gold-plated chandeliers and the world’s largest hand-woven carpet. Unlike other mosques in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is open to non-Muslims. Complimentary 'walk-in' guided tours, start at 10am, 11am and 5pm Saturdays to Thursdays.

The complimentary tours, which are approximately 45-60 minutes, are led by Emirati guides who will take visitors around the mosque interpreting various elements of the architecture, artistic elements and Islamic culture.

For large group tours, more than 10 persons, advanced booking is recommended.

Opening hours:

9am-8pm daily (except Friday mornings open only to worshippers).

Tel: 800 555

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