The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


  The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the world's largest mosques and a vast architectural work of art that purposefully combines several Islamic architectural schools. It has 82 domes, over 1,000 columns, 24-carat-gold chandeliers, and the world's biggest hand-knotted carpet. One of the world's biggest chandeliers dominates the main prayer hall.

  The mosque has historical significance and represents Islam's message of peace, tolerance, and diversity. The Grand Mosque is a live example of modern Islamic architecture that connects the past with the present and offers a center for Islamic research and study that reflects real Islamic ideals.