An Iconic Marvel Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi blog banner by Travel Saga Tourism

Have you ever experienced a place so magnificent it left you speechless? If you understand what we mean, that place is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. From the moment you booked the flights to the United Arab Emirates, we knew that visiting this iconic landmark was a non-negotiable part of your itinerary. 

So, let Travel Saga tell you, it will exceed every expectation you have.

Unveiling the History

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, named after the UAE’s first president, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, stands as a testament to Islamic architecture and culture. Construction began in 1996 and took 12 years to complete, with contributions from construction companies around the world. Today, it is the largest mosque in the UAE, spanning over 22,400 square meters and accommodating more than 40,000 worshippers.

Book This Tour


How to Reach the Mosque?

Located at the entrance to Abu Dhabi Island, between Musaffah Bridge and Maqta Bridge, the mosque is easily accessible by taxi, rental car, or public bus. Travel Saga transportation is the fastest and most convenient option, and our rental car provides flexibility. For those seeking guided tours, numerous options are available.

Opening Times & Entry Fees To Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  • The mosque welcomes visitors every day from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, except on Fridays when it opens from 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • Entry is free, allowing visitors to explore the grandeur of the mosque without any financial burden.

Dress Code

Respectful attire is essential when visiting the mosque. For women, this means covering the body from wrists to ankles, including hair. Men should also dress modestly, avoiding shorts and opting for long pants and sleeved shirts. Fortunately, the mosque provides clothing rental options for those in need.

What to See

Once inside, prepare to be mesmerised by the mosque’s architectural splendour. Admire the 82 domes, 1,000 columns, and intricate glasswork adorning the windows. The main prayer hall boasts the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet and a magnificent chandelier, adding to the mosque’s grandeur. Also, the minarets, standing at around 106 meters tall, showcase a blend of architectural styles.

Useful Information

While exploring the mosque, it’s important to respect its status as a place of worship. Smoking, eating, and loud noises are prohibited within the premises. Additionally, always seek consent before taking photographs of individuals. Remember to greet others with “Asa’lam Aleikum” and maintain a demeanour of humility and reverence.

After you’ve seen this iconic spot, spend the rest of your day exploring these famous Abu Dhabi Tours Attractions.

Don’t Forget to Visit

  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center.
  • Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi.
  • Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.
  • The Corniche.
  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
  • Qasr Al Watan.
  • Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi.

Final Thoughts

Visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is not just a sightseeing experience; it’s a journey of spiritual and cultural significance. The sheer magnificence of the mosque leaves visitors in awe, evoking feelings of humility and reverence. Moreover, we highly recommend setting aside ample time to fully immerse yourself in its beauty and grandeur.

So, if you find yourself in Abu Dhabi, don’t miss the chance to witness this iconic marvel firsthand.

Read more blogs of same category