Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • morgandmindy
    Larbert, United Kingdom26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning!
    Stunning! We’ll worth a visit. Organised extremely well and plenty of facilities in the mall prior to the visitor centre. The mosque is architecturally amazing and plenty of opportunities for photos. Woman should dress conservatively and head scarf is required to enter also. It’s free admission too.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 April 2023
  • Gilles L
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For good reasons it is the #1 site of interest in Abu Dhabi.
    We kept our visit of the mosque for our last day in the UAE. We had reserved our free visit online - unfortunately we had inadvertently selected 6pm instead of 4pm. The staff were kind enough to let us through. As we had read, the dress code was strictly enforced hence we had come prepared - wearing long pants for the first time in three months of travelling. We first visited the mosque by ourselves taking plenty of pictures along the way. Thankfully we decided to stick around for the free 5:00pm cultural tour of the mosque with Asma. The guided visit proved to be the most insightful experience for us in the UAE. Asma patiently answered all of our questions. Thank you for an amazing visit.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Nelson_Eric
    Ulrum, The Netherlands100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice photo spot
    Wow, this mosque is really a nice photo spot, especially around the sunset time, lights are just turn on. Beautiful and delicate carpet and huge lights have shaken me, so luxury and so rich, I can’t find another word to describe the feeling. Here are a few tips if you plan to visit here: 1, come after 4pm to avoid the strong sunlight. 2, don’t miss the oasis of dignity and view point on the mosque, they’re just steps away and give you a nice whole view of the mosque. 3, get your QR code in advance cause you need to scan them to enter the mosque, you can get the QR code on their website.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 April 2023
  • MollyAnd
    Birmingham, United Kingdom39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow
    Great experience, I highly recommend this place for the views and the beautiful decor. The mosque is very grand. There is shops on site for you to buy cover up if you do turn up uncovered. There is food restaurant as you come out the mosque or before you enter. Would visit again.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 May 2023
  • travelqueenNi
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates305 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    A beautiful mosque and wonderful to walk around and take stunning photos. Well organised with shops to purchase an abaya or headscarf before your visit, but easier to just come prepared. A must see in Abu Dhabi.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 May 2023
  • Lilmomo04
    Los Angeles, California27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing mosque. Must visit!!
    This mosque is absolutely amazing. The dress code is very strict as they do deny entry if not dressed properly. Make sure your head, arms, ankles is covered. If you don’t have the proper attire you can go across the street to the mall. There’s a store inside that sells scarves to wrap your head and long gowns. It’s definitely worth visiting. Highly recommend it!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 May 2023
  • zainulhararwala
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BREATHTAKING
    A must visit place in UAE no matter in which emirate you come for your trip. Its outstandingly beautiful, mesmerising and peaceful. Word of caution: as it is a place of wordhip, advise for clothing that covers full body is preferable. They do provide them at the entrance too.Best time to visit: Sunset or night
    Visited May 2023
    Written 6 May 2023
  • Bruno R
    Cancun, Mexico8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must, take the cultural free tour!
    It’s unbelievable to see such a relatively new building made with such a historical resemblance. I Can bet that in a couple years it will be considered as one of the wonders of the world. But besides the beautiful details in the mosque that without a doubt require a visit, I also want to recommend the cultural free tour available. I was lucky to be the only one in line. The tour was provided by a well-experienced tour guide, Sheikh, named exactly as the mosque. Not only did he took the time to explain in detail the history of the place, he was also very passionate about showing his countries history. In the cultural tour you get to visit an area that you don’t usually visit, so I cannot emphasize how good the tour was. And it’s free! If you can ask for Sheikh, an incredible tour guide 👍
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 May 2023
  • Jakki R
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First tour of a mosque! Khalid is an amazing tour guide
    Great tour!! Khalid is Amazing! Entrance is free but register online before arrival. This makes it easier. The guided tour is free and takes you inside. No need to spend money with a tour operator.. Take a local taxi and go.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 May 2023
  • EYNTKtravel
    Orlando, Florida30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Welcoming, information packed, and free - A MUST-VISIT cultural experience in Abu Dhabi
    I couldn’t rate this higher, a simply spectacular visit in Abu Dhabi. I was in the country for my first time on a business trip and heard non-stop suggestions to see this Grand Mosque. I am SO GLAD I did. As a non-Muslim I wanted to learn, but also be respectful. I was welcomed in and taught so much. The cultural tour was worth every second. Everything was free, but if they charged for this I would pay in a heartbeat.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 May 2023
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Mohammed N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Today I visited Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with Family members and first time I used the visit with tour guide, where we met the Ms. Shouq Khalid, she explained very well on exterior and interior part of the Mosque and all details.

I reserved the guided tour through Mosque website and happy to meet with Ms. Shouq, who guided us well.
Written 22 April 2024
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David N
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Fabulous building and a brilliant guide on the free tour. Mahmoud was knowledgeable, funny and super informative. He is first class.
Written 22 April 2024
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Anika_w
Perth, Australia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We had a great experience and enjoyed learning about the Mosque and Abu Dhabi. Our guide Shouq was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Written 22 April 2024
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Abdulla
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The mosque is wonderful and huge, beautiful place with beautiful designs and accommodation. Definitely worth the visit.
We took a tour there and it was fantastic even though it was 50 minutes long, we didn’t feel it.
The tour guidance was amazing by a young man named Ali, he made the tour enjoyable and fun, respecting the morals of the mosque.
Written 21 April 2024
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Mags B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Absolute number 1 must see places in Abu Dhabi!! Breathtaking experience! So beautiful and it will definitely stay in my memory for ever.
Please dress appropriately (long sleeve and trousers/ skirt covering knees, plus hair covering for women and girls from 12 years old.
I would recommend doing guided tour as you can see more and find out more in an easy way.
Written 20 April 2024
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Vanessa & Walter Palk
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We had a fabulous cultural tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Our guide Heitham was very personable and knowledgeable and made the visit to the mosque interesting and a wonderful experience for our overseas guests.
Written 17 April 2024
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George G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I don’t really write reviews but I had to in this case. I did the tour yesterday with my friends and family and could not have been more pleased. The Mosque it self is just wow in and out. The detail and beauty is second to none.

We were blessed with a phenomenal tour guide name Marhaba T. She had amazing energy and gave great explanations of the history of the mosque and the details behind it. Ahe took her time with the tour and questions and had great engagement with the tour visitors. She made us all feel great and highly recommend touring with her. You won’t regret it!
Written 16 April 2024
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JohnHart_13
Braintree, England, United Kingdom197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The mosque is a free to get in and a taxi one way from the city costs about 35 Dirhams. Please read the required dresscode associated with the visit, as quite correctly you will not be let in if you are dressed inappropraitely.

We booked the free "cultural experience" tour from the moseque website but be warned the starting off point is not obvious and we missed our slot. The entrance to the mosque for visitors is through a glassdome about 100m from the mosque itself. This takes you down into a shopping mall and eventually through airport security scanners and then on airport style travelators to the moseque itslef.

Quite naturally people then want to stop and take pictures of the beautiful blue pool and other photo opportunities as you go but the starting off point for the cultural tour is inside the mosque after queuing up for several picture stops. I think it took us about 35-40 mins to get to it after we first entered the glassdome! Hence we missed out slot, if we had known we would have pushed on through the crowds more?

The mosque itself is absolutely stunning, with incredibly detailed artwork and workmanship of extreme quality , we thought it was a beautiful experience.
Written 15 April 2024
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roberto l
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
My family joined a tour of the Grand Mosque. Our tour guide Mrs. Mubarak was wonderful and very knowledgeable. She was able to answer our questions and made our tour memorable.
Written 12 April 2024
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Muxar79
Milton Keynes, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Truly amazing and beautiful architecture.
Visited the mosque for the first time during a family vacation in Abu Dhabi and is a must visit to the mosque.
Written 11 April 2024
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