Any traveller who has visited diverse parts of the world would know that different regions and continents of the world have different types of attractions when it comes to holy sites. For the visitor to the Middle East, some of the religious sites to visit are the ancient mosques with their impressive architecture, elaborate works of art in the form of carvings, glass work and so on. Zayed Grand Mosque is a great architectural monument in Abu Dhabi.
The significance of this setting is augmented by the fact that it is United Arab Emirates’ main and most grand mosque. Therefore, on Fridays in particular one can see a large number of worshippers attending the holy service during midday. Even during the Eid Festival the religious site is bustling with people. It is the biggest mosque in this country and particularly on festival days thousands of devout people gather here for their prayers. The holy place was the brainchild of the country’s late President, HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The link that he has with this sacred site can be seen from the very fact that his final resting place is also located in close proximity to this holy site.
Amongst some of the important features at this place is the carpet in the main hall of the mosque. It is regarded to be amongst the largest carpets in the world. There are also as many as seven chandeliers imported from Germany. They are reputed to have hundreds of thousands of Swarovski crystals in these elaborately ornate lamps. Another feature is the pools that run along the arcades. The waters in them glisten and reflect the massive columns of the edifice. The columns themselves are fine works of master workers displaying fine talent in architecture.
For any visitor to Abu Dhabi, this is a must visit to explore the architectural features and one can choose to stay at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, one of the Abu Dhabi luxury hotels situated in the well known Liwa desert. It is one of the Abu Dhabi hotels where any visitor can be sure to get pampered as they desire.