Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

(مسجد الشيخ زايد)
Mosque and Historic Site
  • Haseeb N.
    "Ma'shah'Allah beautiful mosque, a must see when you visit Abu Dhabi."(7 Tips)
    Keddy G.
    "Abaya is free to rent, no document required for deposit."(9 Tips)
    OngAndrew 翁.
    "Superb architecture & breathtaking views of its surroundings"(31 Tips)
    Olaf S.
    "tour witch"(18 Tips)
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  • Serafettin B.
    Serafettin B.December 27, 2016
    A goodcombination ofcultural and modern art and architecture.Thespectacular chandeliers,the magnificent columns,the beautifulcarpets, the brilliant poolsandmuch more makes themosque a mustvisit place.
  • Serafettin B.
    Serafettin B.December 27, 2016
    We have got the opportunity to visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi from Dubai. We were impressed with a great architecture used in this landmark. A must see when you visit UAE.
  • Serafettin B.
    Serafettin B.December 27, 2016
    In 2013, US-based singer Rihanna received negative criticism for taking photographs, with the Mosque in the background, during a private visit. 
  • Aika B.
    Aika BarzhaxynovaJanuary 3, 2017
    Breathtaking at sunset + night time. Don't rush through it, take your time to absorb the architecture. Before you know it, it will be sundown and the mosque will be lit up beautifully.
  • Master M.
    One of the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 41,000 worshippers. Features 82 domes, over 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers, world's largest hand knotted carpet. Read more
  • Khaled ☤
    Khaled ☤October 30, 2015
    Such an extraordinary mosque. A must visit for tourists and locals! Make sure you plan your visit just before sunset to witness the mosque's beauty during the day and the night too!
  • Neli P.
    Neli ParchikJanuary 8, 2017
    The most amazing reflections in the ponds surrounding the mosque can be observed after sunset 😍😍😍
  • Shazily M.
    Shazily MunawarAugust 6, 2014
    The final resting place of the legendary Shaikh Zayed, the mosque is one the most brilliant landmarks this country has to offer. Visits in the night time are very different vs the day. Mesmerizing.
  • Olaf S.
    Olaf SchulzApril 14, 2017
    The most impressive place in Abu Dhabi . Take a tour witch is for free and witch will take you inside the mosque . On top you get a lot of additional informations about this great building.
  • Herdailydigest
    HerdailydigestMarch 3, 2016
    SZGM opens at 9 and I came just after 8. Don't fret when you arrive too early, they have a coffee shop inside to chill while you wait for the opening time. Thank goodness!
  • Shamsa L.
    Shamsa LootahJuly 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Altho can get crowded in Ramadan but authorities r very well organized. U won't feel uncomfortable. Best experience for qeyam prayers with the best recites
  • Mona G.
    Mona GirishDecember 23, 2012
    Beautiful mosque! Check timings beforehand on their website for entry as well as yours. Don't stress about clothes too much - dress modest and you can also get abayas to wear at the mosque for free!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CzokAugust 30, 2017
    Attend the free guided tours that will take you along the right corridor (otherwise not publicly accessible) into the main prayer hall beyond the visitor barriers. Free audio guides are also available
  • Kathleen V.
    Kathleen VargasApril 28, 2016
    I fell in love with how beautiful this mosque is! The intricate design and how everything is made of gold blew my mind away. Ladies have to come here conservatively dress to be allowed in.
  • Visit Abu Dhabi
    Visit Abu DhabiFebruary 10, 2014
    One of the world's largest mosques, featuring 82 domes, 24-carat gold chandeliers and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet. The Souk at Qaryat Al Beri and ADNEC are close by.
  • Tarek D.
    Tarek DabbaghSeptember 16, 2016
    After witnessing this magnificent architecture I was very surprised that it wasn't listed as one of the worlds wonders. A definite must see ! Tarek Dabbagh Tampa, FL 
  • Hector G.
    Hector GarciaAugust 8, 2014
    One of the most inspiring, impressive and simply beautiful locations in UAE. Just make sure to dress respectfully, even during summer. No shorts, sleeveless shirts or summer dresses
  • Luiz R.
    Luiz RochaMarch 21, 2013
    Incredible place, even for non-muslin visitors. A very beautiful building, totally worth the visit.
  • Pure ❤️ H.
    Pure ❤️ HeartSeptember 26, 2016
    It's Beautiful Mosque and let me say it's world best designed and internal art and external view is simply amazing:) lovely place you should go and feel peace of mind
  • Jin Ngee C.
    Jin Ngee ChiaNovember 4, 2014
    Free to enter for anyone! Women not wearing an abaya will most likely be asked to go down and rent one to enter. Amazingly beautiful inside and outside. A must visit.
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa StarbucksOctober 11, 2015
    Wow 🌸🌸🌸 The mosque is really magical and everything is polished shiny and has flowers, ornaments and mosaics on it. As a woman, come in long trousers, shirt and scarf.
  • Syeda K.
    Syeda KazmiJuly 16, 2015
    The most beautiful mosque i have ever seen.. breathtakingly beautiful architecture, ambience is just so spritual that it will stay with you.. serenity everywhere...
  • Reham T.
    Reham TshOctober 7, 2014
    An amazing mosque that you fall in love with. Their last tour is @ 5pm.Although you can also have audio guide.
  • MaryaM
    MaryaMSeptember 19, 2017
    Such an adorable architecture 😍💖 Go walk through it and enjoy each part of this place ; they're all different and breathtaking 👌🏻
  • Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
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  • Y. A.
    Y. AhmedJuly 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Architecture of this building is just breathtaking. A place were everyone is a brother or sister. One of the largest Mosques. A great tourism spot for Foreigners.
  • Hot S.
    Hot SandDecember 6, 2014
    It's free entrance to the mosque, as with all holy sites remember to dress & act appropriately. To rent an abaya for women or thobe for men, bring a photo I.D like a driving license *Not Passport*.
  • Heinie Brian H.
    Heinie Brian HartendorpJanuary 19, 2016
    The place is so huge and when you're there, you can somehow feel blessed and cleansed of all your sins! Worth checking out a good 30 minutes to an hour. Over that, nah.
  • Heba R.
    Heba RaoufOctober 15, 2013
    A must visit place, very peaceful and spiritual. Open for both moslims and non-moslims but females have to be conservative on what they wear for the visit,as per Islamic traditions.
  • Eddie P.
    Eddie PakDecember 7, 2014
    Seeing it in the morning when the mosque is in sunlight is amazing. If you enter from parking lot sides, worth walking out and down main entrance steps to see the front.
  • Mohamed I.
    Mohamed ImthiazOctober 13, 2015
    If you are taking old or disabled persons advisable to take a wheel chair. It is better if the mgt can arrange some wheel chairs at the entrance and collect it as done in malls now a days.
  • Kenneth D.
    Kenneth DeeJune 8, 2013
    Take the free guided tour when visiting. The guide is great, and you get to go where other visitors can't come (especially great for photographs).
  • Hashim A.
    Hashim A.January 18, 2015
    Outstanding Islamic architecture and holiness a great spiritual masterpiece; this place is a must-visit if you're in Abu Dhabi.
  • Jus T.
    Jus TiMarch 26
    Very strict rules but the building itself beautiful, the most beautiful I’ve ever seen@in my entire life!!!!
  • Mohannad A.
    Mohannad AbushalOctober 20, 2015
    Great architecture. . Good place for taking photos. . Try to visit before sunset to capture the amazing views during day light and night
  • Becky H.
    Becky HJanuary 13, 2015
    An amazing place to see. Def stay for sunset and you'll get some fantastic pictures!
  • M R.
    M RDecember 6, 2017
    Lovely place best time to visit in winter to enjoy the lovely spacious place
  • M. Kamran A.
    M. Kamran AfzalJanuary 21, 2016
    Beautiful architecture... Lovely piece of art...and you can also get some pretty cute souvenirs from the shop next to it ;)
  • InterContinental Abu Dhabi
    A must in Abu Dhabi. Open to visitors on Sat. from 9am to noon and guided tours are held at 10 & 11am, 2, 5 & 7.30pm. During the week, tours are held at 10 & 11am and 5pm. Fridays at 2, 5 & 7.30pm
  • Haseeb N.
    Haseeb NaseerMay 5, 2014
    Ma'shah'Allah beautiful mosque, a must see when you visit Abu Dhabi. No restriction on entry for non-muslims. Just dress modestly esp women.
  • Keddy G.
    Keddy GraceFebruary 1, 2017
    It's a masterpiece of architecture! Of course overcrowded. Abaya is free to rent, no document required for deposit. There are free quick tours in English for visitors.
  • Shaheen H.
    Shaheen HaneefaFebruary 26, 2012
    They changed the whole thing.. Lyk people can't go anywhere inside.. They have to go in line!!! Its good .. Now the people who were so worried with everyone walkin around in masjid will shut up! :)
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaFebruary 27, 2015
    Very crowded but big enough to fit all the tourists that visit daily. Beautiful at sunset.
  • WilStop W.
    WilStop WillOctober 24, 2011
    A newly opened mosque in town! A place to reflect for Muslim people and one of the best spots in town where its open for public viewing.
  • Crescentrating Halal Friendly Travel
    This is the most prominent Masjid in the city of Abu Dhabi.The masjid showcases the largest chandelier and carpet in the world.Can accommodate about 40,000 worshipers. Read more
  • SAAD
    SAADSeptember 3, 2013
    Incredible design and very beautiful mosque ... a must visit! Love it!
  • chan6ola S.
    chan6ola SMay 10, 2015
    The best and the most incredible architecture, details and impacted our life very much
  • Vian's
    Vian'sApril 26, 2014
    Amazing masjid! Highly recommended. And all is free of charge (even audio guide and ab3aya and kandoora clothes)
  • Maribel D.
    Maribel DiehlMarch 8, 2015
    Came here today it was such a beautiful building along with detailed glass and the carpet was so nice and chandeliers ! Great experience
  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
    "This architectural & religious landmark is a national treasure & the third largest mosque in the world – it also houses the biggest carpet & chandelier in the world." Read more
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