My First Visit to a Mosque

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On Friday, I visited the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi. My first time at a Mosque and I was blown away by it’s majestic beauty. It is the eight largest mosque in the world and its design unites the cultural diversity of Islamic world, the historical and modern values of architecture and art.

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It featuresΒ 24 carat gold dilded chandeliers and and the world’s largest hand knotted carpet, 82 domes, over 1,000 columns and has a massive capacity of 40,000 worshipers. Its namesake Sheikh Zayed is buried here.

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It was amazing to see ancient Persian, Mughal and Moorish architecture blend with modern contemporary lighting and design. Reminded me of the Taj Mahal. A must visit if you’re in the UAE.

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