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Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Abu Dhabi

ARTICLE_POSTED_BY admin     October 11, 2016     519 views     1 comment
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Arabic: جامع الشيخ زايد الكبير‎‎) is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, and is considered to be the key site for worship in the country.

The project was launched by the late president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Zayed bin Sul...  more

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Arabic: جامع الشيخ زايد الكبير‎‎) is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, and is considered to be the key site for worship in the country.

The project was launched by the late president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure that would unite the cultural diversity of the Islamic world with the historical and modern values of architecture and art.His final resting place is located on the grounds beside the same mosque. The mosque was constructed from 1996 to 2007. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. The building complex measures approximately 290 m (960 ft) by 420 m (1,380 ft), covering an area of more than 12 hectares (30 acres), exclusive of exterior landscaping and vehicle parking.

As the country's grand mosque, it is the key place of worship for Friday gathering and Eid prayers. During Eid it may be visited by more than 41000 people.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center (SZGMC) offices are located in the west minarets. SZGMC manages the day-to-day operations, as a place of worship and Friday gathering, and also a center of learning and discovery through its educational cultural activities and visitor programs.

The library, located in the north/east minaret, serves the community with classic books and publications addressing a range of Islamic subjects: sciences, civilization, calligraphy, the arts, coins and includes some rare publications dating back more than 200 years. In reflection of the diversity of the Islamic world and the United Arab Emirates, the collection comprises material in a broad range of languages, including Arabic, English, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Korean.

Architectural styles: Mughal architecture, Moorish architecture

Visiting times

General visiting hours are from Saturday-Thursday 9am to 10pm.
 
Kindly note that The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is closed for tourism activities (and open for worship) on Friday mornings, and reopens after 4:30 p.m. for visitors.
 
 
Daily visiting Hours:
 
DaysVisiting Hours
  From To
Saturday-Thursday 9:00 am 10:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm 10:00 pm
 
Daily ‘walk- in’ tour schedule:
 
DaysTour Hours
Sunday - Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 am 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 
Visiting Hours during the Holy Month of Ramadan
 
The visiting hours during the month of Ramadan are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., from Saturday to Thursday. (Last admission at 1:30 pm).
 
General tours during the holy month of Ramadan start at 10a.m. and 11a.m. The tour duration is 45 – 60 minutes.
 
The Mosque does not open its doors for visitors on Fridays during the holy month of Ramadan.
 
 
Ramadan visiting Hours :
 
DaysRamadan visiting Hours
  From To
Saturday-Thursday 9:00 am 2:00 pm
Friday Closed
 
 
Ramadan daily ‘walk-in’ tour schedule:
 
DaysRamadan visiting Hours
Saturday - Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday Closed
 
Opening Hours on the First Day of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha
 
The mosque is open during the first day of Eid Al-Fitr (Feast of Breakfast) and Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), from Saturday-Thursday 9am to 10pm.Kindly note that The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is closed for tourism activities (and open for worship) on Friday mornings, and reopens after 4:30 p.m. for visitors. 




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    Tharish Thahar   ·  Jun 19
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