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Sunday Snapshot: Sheikh Zayed Mosque

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Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Andrea Affinati, a 23-year-old Italian girl living in Milan. She blogs at Green and Turquoise, mostly writing about places, people, culture and beauty around the world. Her main goal is to inspire people, push them to break free from their comfort zones, and experience some of the many wonders the world has to offer!

Sheikh Zayed Mosque Abu Dhabi

“The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest mosque in the UAE and the seventh largest mosque in the world. It features 82 domes, 24 carat gold chandeliers, the world’s largest hand knotted carpet and can accomodate up to 40.000 persons.The construction is a huge multi-national undertaking bringing together designers, features, materials and suppliers from nearly every corner of the globe: Italy, Germany, Morocco, India, Turkey, Iran, China, Greece and the UAE. It welcomes visitors from all over the world, no matter what religion with the aim of achieving positive interaction with other cultures.”


Have you visited the Sheikh Zayed Mosque or the UAE? 


  1. Debu Shah February 12, 2015

    Incredible Mosque it is. It accommodate 40,000 peoples at a time and 82 domes with 24 carat gold chandeliers. It is unbelievable Post. I will go or I want to go in this Beautiful Mosque at least once in my life.

  2. Raymond D. Rudolph March 10, 2015

    This Mosque is one of the best mosque I ever seen in my life. Beautiful Image it is. I Like it.

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