Monday, May 26, 2008

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The amasing construction of this Grand Mosque.

Construction started since 2001 and it is still on going…
The late KingSheikh Zayed was laid here.
Saray artisans worked for more than three years hand-inlaying intricate patterns of flowering vines onto 1,054 white marble columns for the entrance and side arcades of this remarkable mosque which opened in 2007. The hundreds and thousands of rare and beautiful cut stones used in the columns include lapis lazuli, amethyst, onyx, aventurine and mother-of-pearl.
Main banner at top: Inlaid columns looking towards the night sky.

Opening in Autumn 2007, Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque will be one of the largest Mosques in the world; able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshipers.

Named after His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late President of the UAE, the structure covers an area of more than 22,000 square metres and some 210,000 cubic metres of concrete and 33,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement was used in its construction.
The beautiful Mosque is completely clad in marble and also features intricate Islamic decoration and carvings as well as extensive landscaping works. The architectural design of the mosque as a landmark building focused on the factors that would make a lasting impression on the worshipper

One of the main Prayer Hall.

Thicky & colourful carpet.

Beautiful ceiling.
Rack of Qurans ready for prayer.
Ventilation outlet..

Open for male & female visitors.
The many of this clock @ the Grand Mosque.

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