Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the most beautiful modern buildings in the Islamic world. Located in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) it is one of the most visited locations in this, oil rich, Middle East country. The design of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque has been inspired by old Islamic structures worldwide. It is made mostly from white marble, gold, gemstone, semi-precious stones, crystals and ceramics. It is surrounded with beautiful pools.
The idea for building Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque came from former President of the United Arab Emirates. His idea was to make a structure that will unite the country and the whole Islamic world, because design inspiration came from many different Islamic buildings.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is amazing during the day as well as at night. During the day it is sunny while and at night it is illuminated by stunning colors, so any time you visit it, it will fascinate you for sure. Although United Arab Emirates are known for skyscrapers, this, not so tall building will leave an impression at least equal to all skyscrapers in UAE.
If you consider visiting this interesting Gulf country, you must visit this location for sure, you will not regret it. If you loved visiting Taj Mahal than this is something you will also love. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is situated between the three main bridges connecting Abu Dhabi City to the main land. You may come to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque by your own car, by taxi or by bus. Here is collection of amazing photos that will inspire you to visit magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
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