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Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the sixth largest mosque in the world and also the largest and most beautiful mosque in the United Arab Emirates. It was erected in honor of the founder and first president of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed ibn Sultan al-Nahyan. The mosque was officially opened in 2007.
White marble and a large number of inlays of semi-precious and precious stones were used for the construction of this unique temple. The internal area of the mosque is about 22412 square meters.
The floor of the temple is covered with the largest carpet in the world, with an area of 5627 square meters. The carpet consists of 15 huge pieces, weighing 45 tons. 1000 Iranian craftsmen worked on the creation of this masterpiece for two years.
Another unique decoration of the mosque is the chandelier, which is considered one of the largest in the world. She was brought from Germany. Its diameter is 10 meters and its height is 15 meters. The body of the chandelier is made of gilding, decorated with a lot of colored crystals.
The main dome of the Grand Mosque is also the largest in the world and weighs 1000 tons. In addition to this huge dome, the temple has 80 more domes decorated with white marble.
All mosaics of the temple were made to order in a single copy.
The main prayer hall is designed for nine thousand people. Next to the main prayer hall are two rooms for women.
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Topic: Sheikh Zayed Mosque in the UAE, Abu Dhabi Resort.