Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque represents great sentimental and moral value for the people of the UAE, and their leadership. It also constitutes one of the most prominent and beautiful architectural monuments in the world. The Mosque reflects the spirit of diversity in culture, thought and civilization which it aspires to be a beacon of. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center seeks to highlight the heritage of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It commemorates his memory, his qualities and his contributions to humanity. His final resting place is located on the grounds beside the same mosque.
As the country’s grand mosque, it is the key place of worship for Friday gathering and Eid prayers. It is the largest mosque in the UAE and numbers during Eid can be more than 40,000 people. The main prayer hall can accommodate over 7,000 worshipers. There are two smaller prayer halls, with a 1,500-capacity each, The carpet in the main prayer hall is considered to be the world’s largest carpet. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has seven imported chandeliers from Germany that incorporate millions of Swarovski crystals. The largest chandelier is the second largest known chandelier inside a mosque, the third largest in the world
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Below is from the laser display on Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque