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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Ranked #1 of 160 things to do in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All tattoos MUST be completely covered. The security people make you wear a gallabaya covering. They ONLY provide one size - and if you’re a Person of Size it’s a VERY tight fit. They are made of the cheapest polyester which means you will bake in them. I was completely soaked in sweat by the time we left.
So - wear a long sleeve shirt or be prepared to be shamed into a polyester oven!
I won’t even start on how they treat women!
Very rude staff.

2  Thank Jeffrey C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular monument, well worth the visit. Don't worry about dress code as they give you Those when you arrive. Don't miss it.

Thank houseinthesun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most beautiful man made structure that I have come across the few(10 :p ) countries that I have travelled. The world seriously needs to learn from this country and develop and maintain such beautiful structures.

Thank bandodkar_goa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite breathtaking as you drive up the entrance. Woman must wear an abaya which I didn't mind, except it was 46 degree heat. If you have arm tattoos as a man, you will need to wear a dishdash. Inside the mosque is absolutely beautiful. Stunning! Well worth the visit. It is also free entry.

Thank masseymb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my third visit to this amazing and magnificent mosque. A lot has changed since my first visit - the security, screening, x-ray machines and guards reminding you to cover your head for the females if uncovered. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The mosque's exterior and interiors are a marvel to behold- the marble work, carpets, chandeliers etc.

Thank Aisha161104
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