A masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture and design
The third largest mosque in the world is a stunning architectural work of art. Take time away from the heat and excitement of Abu Dhabi and neighbouring Dubai to ponder a wonderful iconic landmark.
The beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque radiates peace and tranquillity. A stunning building made of cool white marble with mosaic flowers and vines, it features 82 domes, over 1,000 columns and 24-carat gold gilded chandeliers.
In the main prayer hall, one of the world's largest chandeliers dominates the ceiling, hanging 10 metres in diameter, 15 metres in height and weighing twelve tonnes. Under your feet in the same hall is the world's largest hand-knotted carpet. Those attributes alone should give you an idea of the Mosque's grandeur.
No matter what your religion or beliefs, you will discover a striking building that will give you pause to reflect and just appreciate a moment of calm.
It is well worth finding the time to visit this attraction, particularly if you're in Abu Dhabi while on a private yacht charter over the F1 raceweek, as it exhibits an alternative side to the metropolitan city. It is located just twenty minutes' away from Yas Marina, so yacht-goers will find themselves in close proximity to this cultural landmark.
If you have opted for a Grand Prix F1 hospitality package, the mosque may be in closer proximity to the hotel where you are staying, and is well-worth a visit in between the races.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates