the object is superb too. The mosque has world-famous chandeliers, carpets and minarets. Oscar loved every angle of it. I will give you a ring. Learn how your comment data is processed. Each day appears a little different from the next as the lighting cycle commences with darker clouds when the month is in its early stages and the moon is a small crescent. The prayer room also features a number of massive chandeliers bedecked in Swarovski crystals. It was worth the long bus journey. Jo, I totally agree with you. They reflect the mosque’s magnificent arcades and columns and become even more spectacular by the lighting at night. Like us on Facebook to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders. The pools along the arcades reflect the mosque’s columns, which become illuminated at night. Change ). Thank you! ( Log Out /  As great mosque of the country, is the key place of worship for Friday meetings and prayers of Ramadan, when it can be accessed by more than 40,000 people. Like Atlas Obscura and get our latest and greatest stories in your Facebook feed. Vancouver, Canada - Philadelphia, USA - Chicago, USA - Portpatrick, UK - Bastad, Sweden - Edinburgh, UK - Simrishamn, Sweden - ( Log Out /  So astonishingly beautiful – but all that money. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Jaszmina ... he began building the Grand Mosque in 1996. Many thousands of finest marble pieces make up the design including beautiful floral elements and mosaic. There is so much oil money there. Three years later, the impressive building that had cost $545 million to create, finally opened its doors to the public. So glad we went for the afternoon tour and had the chance to see the lightning in action, absolutely breathtaking. OK ! Vi får åka tidigt på morgonen:-D. De öppnar 10 och köp nu dagsretur till Köpenhamn *skrattar. But when getting all the details about what everything cost to make this spectacular place to what it’s today … I felt a bit sick because with all that money a lot of suffering and poverty could be adjusted in the world. The building complex measures approximately 290 by 420 m (950 by 1,380 ft), covering an area of more than 12 hectares (30 acres), excluding exterior landscaping and vehicle parking. The mosque trumps with the largest hand-knotted carpet and the biggest chandelier in the world. Colleen, I was torn for a couple of days after the visit … the amount of money that was mention is hard to grasp. Yes, it is stunningly beautiful … so glad I decided for us go in the afternoon. Det går bra för mig – men måste hämta hundarna senast 20.00! Should we try some planning? I’m home … my friend is going back to Stockholm tomorrow – so we can do plans for next week. The construction of the mosque started only in 1996. A hearty thank you, the mosque is so photogenic. Have a lovely trip …. Such a stunningly beautiful building and your photos are gorgeous. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. . I was surprised that we were able to wear sandals and show our toes, but no problem. I’m sure you will get another picture of the city. Groundbreaking in 1996 and completed in 2007. I’m torn between the awe and amazement of it’s beauty, and what could have been done for others….. always a conflict. There are seven crystal chandeliers made by Faustig (Munich, Germany) situated inside the halls and foyers. So before or after. Glad that we weren’t put on a catwalk. This enormous sports car themed amusement park is home to the world’s fastest roller coaster. According to Wikipedia, it cost USD 545 million to build, most of which came from the sheikh’s personal fortune. sheikh zayed grand mosque, weekly photo challenge: the world through your eyes, weekly photo challenge - in the background, let’s go portuguese – caril de frango (chicken curry), lens-artists photo challenge #123 – found in the neighbourhood, cee’s fun foto challenge – shades of pruple, lens-artists photo challenge #110 – what a treat, freezer raid – bacon wrapped asian fusion cod. Inside the prayer hall is the world’s largest carpet, weighing in at 35 tons and covering 60,000 square feet. Nagasaki, Japan, the most photogenic building …. Thank you so much!!!! Next week will be impossible, but the week after?. Especially since I’m going be there for a few days in September. Groundbreaking in 1996 and completed in 2007. A 1-hour journey from Dubai, we went on a Sunday afternoon tour. © 2020 Atlas Obscura. Consider supporting our work by becoming a member for as little as $5 a month. Such a waste despite the beauty. The project cost $545 million and made various architectural records within that time. The courtyard can accommodate up to 31000 worshipers and the area is approximately 17400 square meters. New York City, USA - Kinsale, Ireland - Seville, Spain - Vienna, Austria So glad you enjoyed it. How much good couldn’t be made from that money? It is stunning Viveka! There are 82 domes of various sizes and the largest is located in the centre of the main prayer hall. Even the restrooms were so beautifully decorated, only visit the blue one (ladies) … men have green. A 6-hour tour with transit included for 44$/£34/€39/410SEK and they had “abayas” organized all ready on the bus for us ladies. The completed building was officially opened in 2007, after 11 years of construction. Reblogged this on retireediary and commented: Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and what he didn’t know he found out and there was plenty of time for photo-taking. Thank you so much …. Sheikh Zayed died in 2004 and was buried on the grounds of the mosque. They don’t grow or manufacture anything. Absolutely fabulous! The construction of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque began in 1996 and finished in 2007. Vi har en date. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Arabic: جَامِع ٱلشَّيْخ زَايِد ٱلْكَبِيْر‎, romanized: Jāmiʿ Ash-Shaykh Zāyid Al-Kabīr) is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The lighting system is designed by lighting architects Speirs and Major Associates. Finally in 2007, it was opened to the public. South Pole, Antarctica - Dublin, Ireland - Dun Laoghaire, Ireland Jāmiʿ Ash-Shaykh Zāyid Al-Kabīr) is located in Abu Dhabi. There will be more posts to come this week coming. There are 2,268,000,000 knots within the carpet and it took approximately two years to complete. In their own country too, let alone elsewhere. Vi bytar till Metro på Kastrup. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Doesn’t matter where you’re staying. Bruges, Belgium - Honfleur, France - Skagen, Denmark As the first president of the country, he worked to push the UAE into the modern world, and was caught in a crossfire between modernity and tradition throughout his reign. Same about the “Louvre” Museum that now has opened in Abu Dhabi – it cost them over $550million to borrow the name and even more for the loan of the art is, they are not able to buy the art. As the moon progresses through its cycle and becomes full, so does the lightning effect become more brilliant. Construction of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque took eleven years from 1996 to 2007 when it was opened to the public. Absolutely magical. The weight of this carpet is 35 ton and is predominantly made from wool (originating from New Zealand and Iran). Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, at the eastern end of the island capital of the emirate of the same name, in the Persian Gulf and 1 hour of Dubai . Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is often called the father of the United Arab Emirates. Magical photos taken of the mosque by my blogger friend Viveka . Each piece was hand-carved and inlaid by craftsmen here on site and they used a special inlay technique called “Pietra Dura” which began firstly in Italy 16th century and reached Mughals in the early 17th century, and perhaps the most exquisite example is the columns of “Taj Mahal” in India. Facts about Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Defiantly worth the money and the time. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The designs were illustrated by British artist “Kevin Dean”. “In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” Maralee, Dubai – A hearty thank you … is what it’s! Every weekday we compile our most wondrous stories and deliver them straight to you. The unique lighting system was designed to reflect the phases of the moon. I have been there, but I didn’t buy the T-shirt. The Mosque is an active house of worship, capable of housing 41,000 worshippers at capacity – 10,000 inside and 31,000 in the external courtyards. The mosque is surrounded by rectangular pools tiled in different shades of blue, which extend over 7874 m2. That means after the 15th? No purchase necessary. The world’s largest LED display, built over an F1 race circuit. New Norfolk, Australia And the carpet in the main prayer hall is considered to be the world’s largest carpet madeThis carpet measures 5,627 m2 (60,570 sq ft), and was made by around 1,200-1,300 carpet knotters. 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