Affectionately known as the “White Pearl of the Gulf”, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an iconic attraction in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Visiting this majestic complex is considered one of the top things to do in Abu Dhabi.
Located within a 9-minute driving distance from properties such as Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque adds colour to Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed with its remarkable architecture. It is also just 21 kilometres away from Abu Dhabi Airport.
Best Times to Visit
November to April is ideal for exploring the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque as it’s the coolest time of the year. Time your visit around 5.30 pm for stunning views of the mosque after dark.
This mosque boasts architectural aspects of several cultures. The designs that adorn the interior of the mosque have been adopted from Moroccan, Pakistani, Egyptian, and several other nations of the Islamic faith.
Tour the Mosque
An experienced guide will conduct your tour where you will be delighted with the lesser-known stories of the mosque. While a quick tour of the mosque can certainly leave you speechless, a guided tour will let you discover the hidden histories, making the whole experience more worthwhile.