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Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Address

Al Maqta
Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates
Halal restaurants at walking distance
Female prayer section available
Wudu facilities for females available
Toilets available

Sheikh Zayed Masjid in Abu Dhabi the capital of United Arab Emirates Manifesting the spirit of Islam, the majestic Sheikh Zayed Masjid is the most prominent masjid in the city of Abu Dhabi. The masjid has been holding prayers since December 2007 and is among the largest in UAE. It is named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of UAE.

The masjid architecture has been inspired by Turkish, Moroccon and Mughul designs featuring 82 domes. The dome is typical Mughal style and the archways have a Moorish touch. The minarets are a brilliant example of Arab architecture. The masjid showcases the largest chandelier and carpet in the world. The Mosque is large enough to accommodate 40,000 worshippers.

The main prayer hall can accommodate up to 7,000 worshippers. Two rooms next to the main prayer hall, with a 1,000-capacity each, are for the exclusive use of women. It has now become on of most important landmarks in UAE. A must see in Abu Dhabi

 


Services and Facilities

۞ Halal restaurants at walking distance
۞ Female prayer section available
۞ Wudu facilities for females available
۞ Toilets available

Main languages used

۞ Arabic, English

Jumu'ah Sermon Language

۞ Arabic

Contact Details

Telephone: +971 2 441 6444
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Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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    ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Abu Dhabi

    COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Dubai

    GEOGRAPHY

    The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or UAE, is a country situated in Southwest Asia, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. The largest emirate, Abu Dhabi, accounts for 87% of the UAE’s total area (67,340 square kilometres) while Ajman, the smallest emirate, covers an area of only 259 square kilometres.

    DEMOGRAPHY

    A population of close to 5.4 million. Muslims account for about 76% of the entire population.

    CLIMATE

    Tropical and warm. On the coastal plain average maximum temperatures reach above 48 °C (118.4 °F) during July and August. Average minimum temperatures in January and February are between 10 and 14 °C (50 and 57.2 °F).

    LANGUAGES SPOKEN

    Arabic and English are two commonly spoken languages in the UAE.

    LOCAL TIME

    GMT+4 hrs throughout the year

    BUSINESS HOURS

    Government: 8 AM to 3 PM
    General: 9 AM to 5 PM
    (Sunday to Thursday are the working days of the week. Friday & Saturday are considered as weekends)

    HOLIDAYS
    Independence Day: December 2nd
    New Year's Day: January 1st

    Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calendar):
    Milad-un-Nabi
    Islamc New Year
    Id-ul-Fitr
    Id-ul-Adha

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    Police/ Emergencies: 999
    Tourist Security: 800-4888
    Medical: 998
    Fire: 997

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