World Amazing Stuff: Sheikh Zayed Mosque Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Mosque Abu Dhabi

The Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a largest mosque in United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest in the world. The Mosque, popularly called the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque by local residents. It is named after Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and the first President of the United Arab Emirates, who is also buried next to the mosque. The mosque was opened for worship since Eid Al Adha December 2007.

The mosque is:
-          Capacity for an astonishing 41,000 worshipers
-          The Mosque features 80 domes all decorated with white marble
-          The mosque has 1,096 columns in its exterior and 96 columns in the main prayer hall
-          The main prayer hall is dominated by one of the world’s largest chandeliers –10 meters               in diameter, 15 meters in height and weighing twelve tonnes.
-          The main prayer room overlaid with the world's largest carpet. The 5,627 square meter                work of art handmade in Iran by 1,200 weavers weighs 47 tonnes.