Sheikh Zayed Mosque @ Abu Dhabi

When you are listing reasons why you are glad of your sense of sight be sure to include in it the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi. You have to be covered head to toe to enter this mosque, so make sure your sleeves reach your wrists and the edge of your pants touch your ankles. There will be thorough screening, but don’t worry it’s just procedure. Also, totally worth it. Once you are cleared the vision you behold ensures you stop in your tracks. Don’t move from your spot. A perfect picture is rarely possible but if you have a camera it is your duty to at least try.


This majestic place of worship houses the world’s biggest chandelier and the world’s largest carpet amongst gawk-worthy architecture, and there is plenty to gawk at. Tall arches with flowery inlay work.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Elaborate mosaic artwork decorates all glass in the mosque, strategically placed to inspire Waaoooowwww in anything with a heart to love. When you look at the columns rich with inlay work through a glass window you feel a strong urge to hold your head high, stick your nose in the air and look condescendingly at the petty commoners you ordinarily find unbelievably charming. This mosque inspires nobility.

Glassware Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Glassware Sheikh Zayed Mosque

After you are done shedding bitter tears and complaining that you never ever want to leave, do take a photograph by the indigo water surrounding the pristine white mosque. The contrast make your photography come alive.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Just remember, photos taken with a DSLR Nikon D5100 are best viewed in full screen.


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