Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. It was completed in 2007 (although the gardens are still a work in progress). The mosque is quite far away from downtown Abu Dhabi so I went there by public bus. I missed the stop and I found myself in the middle of nowhere, waiting for the bus to go back towards downtown. Anyway, I finally got in: To enter, one must follow a blue path to a parking next to the mosque. Entrance is free and even non-muslims can come in. The mosque looked really beautiful, all in austere white with colourful decorations in contrast. I took a taxi on the way back downtown (40AED).
Above, view of the mosque coming from the bus stop.
Above, it is not possible to enter through the main gate. Instead, I had to follow the blue path along the fence until a car parking near the mosque.
Above, the main hall of prayer.
Above, carpet inside the prayer hall.