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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Free admission
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Al Maqtaa, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Basics

The Grand Mosque is one of the UAE’s most famous attractions. Entrance is free and complimentary guided tours run throughout the day, including an evening sunset tour. The mosque also features on most city sightseeing tours, whether you want to explore on a full-day or half-day excursion, and many city tours also visit other notable points of interest such as the Corniche, Yas Island, Ferrari World, and the Heritage Village. It’s also possible to see the mosque, along with other Abu Dhabi highlights, on an action-packed day trip from Dubai.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Abu Dhabi

star-5
Great tour for Abu Dhabi first timers
Rahul_N, Dec 2021
Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village & Dates Market
Very friendly guide and polite. Explained the history of the UAE really well. He looked after the guests through out the day. Thank you.
star-5
Amazing. Definitely recommend
Yelena_V, Dec 2021
From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Qasr Al Watan Palace, Etihad Tower, Grand Mosque Tour
We were picked up in a nice air conditioned minivan. It was basically like a private tour! Our guide Shaun gave us a very pleasant experience. The mosque was very beautiful and the view from the Eithad towers was incredible! A must do activity if you have half a day to kill! Try to come early to avoid the intense heat and huge crowds
star-4
Our guide was top. But...
Sabrina_D, Dec 2021
Abu Dhabi City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Visit
Our guide was top. But beside the moskee was there not much to see. I would recommend the moskee together with the global village.
star-5
Must see!
naama_k, Dec 2021
Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village & Dates Market
The mosque is stunning! The tour guide was excellent, he explained about the mosque and how it was built and from what material, very interesting.
star-5
Grand mosque tour
kenrick_p, Jul 2021
From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Qasr Al Watan Palace, Etihad Tower, Grand Mosque Tour
Beautiful experience great learning pictures are worth it if u are a Photogenic person definitely check it out
star-5
Something worth Experiencing
glenngerryhill, Feb 2020
Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with Coffee at Emirates Palace from Dubai
A well organised tour, easy pickup, good local knowledge while travelling to and from. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a wonder. On the other end of the scale is the Coffee at Emirates Palace. Overall a day well worth it, in appreciating the country.
star-5
Great Trip
Khalid_A, Mar 2020
Private Abu Dhabi highlights with Louvre Museum & Grand Mosque with 5* lunch
We had a wonderful time and a special Thanks to our Tour guide Sophie she was Great give us a lot of information about U.A.E. and others it make all the difference Thank you Sophie.
star-5
Hussein
Samantha_S, Feb 2020
Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with Coffee at Emirates Palace from Dubai
Hussein was an amazing host. He is very knowledgeable about the UAE and extremely personable. We enjoyed our time with him.
star-5
Great private tour experience
David_L, Feb 2020
Private Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Tour
What a wonderful experience. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the mosque, the Koran, religion, calligraphy, and the UAE. She always asked if we had any questions and if we wanted her to repeat anything. The private driver was very responsible and friendly.
star-5
A Perfect tour
Walter_H, Nov 2021
Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village & Dates Market
It was a very nice Trip and our Guide was perfect. Thanks for this great day. We took a lot of pictures on right places.
star-4
Half-Day Grand Mosque Tour
Gary_M, Nov 2019
Half-Day Grand Mosque Tour
A great experience and a worthwhile visit to such an iconic building. Unfortunately the cloudy weather conditions marred better photo's. Gary & Valerie Marsh - England
star-5
Beautiful experience
Deshawnda, Oct 2019
Private Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Tour
The best part was our tour guide SHAMSA .. She made the experience educational and not just sight seeing .. she was so knowledgeable and professional and fun .. she shared with so much about the culture and background of the construction of the mosque .. We will remember this experience always and she is a part of that memory .. Visiting the mosque without a guide would not have been as fulfilling .. We learned so much .. This tour is a must see if you plan to visit ABU DHABI ..

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The mosque is a must-see for first-time visitors to Abu Dhabi.

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing that covers your legs and arms; women must wear a headscarf.

  • Don't forget to bring sunglasses, as the white marble reflects sunlight.

  • The mosque is wheelchair accessible and provides wheelchairs free of charge.

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How to Get There

The Grand Mosque sits on Abu Dhabi’s eastern edge, between the three main bridges connecting the city to the mainland. The easiest way to get there is by taxi, but multiple city buses stop nearby as well.

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When to Get There

The mosque is open daily, except on Fridays which are reserved for worship. Due to the heat, it’s best to visit early in the morning or in the late evening. Golden hour, just before sunset, is the best time to capture photos of the magnificent structure.

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The Grand Mosque by the Numbers

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is home to the world’s largest carpet, the world’s largest marble mosaic, and one of the world’s largest chandeliers—a 24-carat gold gilded piece measuring 39 feet (10 meters) in diameter. It also boasts 82 domes and more than 1,000 columns.

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque