Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Abu Dhabi

Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center to see a key place of worship and center for Islamic culture. Completed in 2007, the center houses the largest mosque in the country--a sprawling structure of many spherical domes and four tall minarets--and an enormous library showcasing classic books and publications related to the Islamic world. Inside the main prayer hall, admire the numerous ornamental features of the atmospheric place of worship, including the largest carpet in the world and seven chandeliers incorporating millions of crystals. Take a guided tour of the library to learn more about Islamic faith, history, and art. By using our Abu Dhabi trip itinerary tool , you can arrange your visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center and other attractions in Abu Dhabi.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center Tours
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
31,427 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Really grand place, beautiful architecture. Better come right after opening to avoid big crowds and get the most impressions from your visit.  more »
  • I appreciate that it’s a ‘must see’ in Abu Dhabi. Everyone being corralled like cattle unfortunately wasn’t at all the spiritual, enchanting visit I had hoped it would be. But it is not the mosque’s f...  more »
  • Absolutely to visit, the simplicity in the richness, the chandeliers, the largest carpet in the world, the Carrara marbles, splendor
    View original
Google
  • Very big mosque with a very unique design of architecture. Bus stop available in the mosque and too many bus routes come to this bus stop, so it's easy to visit the mosque. Yes you can visit the mosque with your family and friends and take a memorable picture and excellent experience. Taxi available and car parking available too. Ritz Carlton hotel is opposite the mosque if you want to stay close to the mosque. Other hotels available too because the mosque location is very good and in the center of the city of Abu Dhabi . All the best to you all and I wish you a very good time here
  • Most beautifully breathtaking place in our wonderful United Arab Emirates. Words cannot describe the overwhelming energy, inspiring spirituality and humbling tranquility of this Mosque. The intricate artwork, perfection of design and elaborate decoration make the Grand Mosque one of the finest in the world. Initiated by the greatest leader or all times, the wonderful Sheikh Zayed, it remains a tribute to his vision, love for his land and people and infinite wisdom and generosity. It is also his final resting place....
  • Beautiful and they also provided a tram to take you around which was nice considering the place was huge. The staff were informative and helpful. The process of passing though security was quick and easy. They do recommend to be covered but offer cloths to cover up so that was nice. Pictures here were breath taking.
  • The mosque is well worth a visit, which I did as part of a quick city tour during a 6 hour wait at the airport for another flight. After you pass through the security tent you are witness to an amazing piece of architecture. The stonework, glass work , carpets etc have to be seen to be believed. Photographs do not do the scale of this place justice. The cool marble floors offer relief on hot days. There is a golf cart service to the entrance from security, to avoid sweating too much in the heat and woman are supplied necessary clothing to visit this religious site.
  • This place is so beautiful and picturesque. Architecture of the building is great. Everything is so smooth for the visitors. Management is friendly and cooperative. Great interior work and design. Everything about this place is simply amazing. Loved my time there. Highly recommended for the tourists in Abu Dhabi.
Places to stay near Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

Plan your trip to Abu Dhabi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Abu Dhabi

View all >
4.2
Duration: 3​h 30​min
3.7
Duration: 8​h
4.6
Duration: 6​h
4.7
Duration: 8​h

Kid-friendly things to do in Abu Dhabi

4.0
Duration: 8​h
4.4
Duration: 4​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.6
Duration: 4​h

Shopping in Abu Dhabi

View all >
3.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 4​h

Hidden gems in Abu Dhabi

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from Abu Dhabi

3.3
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Abu Dhabi

4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 3​h 30​min
3.0
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 3​h

Plans to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center by other users

43 days in United Arab Emirates BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Abu Dhabi BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in United Arab Emirates BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Abu Dhabi BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in United Arab Emirates BY A USER FROM TURKEY November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Ahmedabad & Dubai BY A USER FROM INDIA October, teens, kids, outdoors, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Abu Dhabi BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM ICELAND October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 45 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Abu Dhabi BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in United Arab Emirates BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Dubai & Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans