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The Stunning Sheikh Zayed Mosque

One of the most magnificent examples of exceptional architecture in Abu Dhabi, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, is an absolute must-visit while in the city. The massive architectural wonder is actually one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.

The captivating mosque was the idea of the founder of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. After coming up with the vision for the monument, he expressed a wish to be buried on the site. After passing away in 2004, it became his final resting place.

The design of the spectacular landmark was created by the architect Yousef Abdelky, however, the renowned floral pattern was introduced by Kevin Dean. The mosque features an imposing amount of white marble transported from the Republic of Macedonia, as well as gemstones, such as agate, amethyst, and jasper.

The exterior presents 82 marble domes along with an uncountable number of decorated columns, while the inside of the marvelous building displays a lavish decorum and numerous magnificent chandeliers. As a matter of fact, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque holds the record for housing the world's largest chandelier in a mosque!

The awe-inspiring monument should undoubtedly be on your bucket list, thus don't miss the chance to visit it while going on Abu Dhabi sightseeing tours.

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