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S IMPLY ABU DHABI
OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
AT A MAGICAL MOSQUE
Spirituality needs to be fed to thrive and as
deeply spiritual beings our visit to the Sheikh
Zayed Grand Mosque was an intensely moving
and magical experience. Fondly known as
the Grand Mosque by the locals, the striking
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the most
imposing religious and national landmarks in
Abu Dhabi and an important architectural
treasure of contemporary UAE society. Abu
Dhabi is a place that is completely accepting of
all nationalities, cultures and faiths, so whatever
your beliefs, we can fully recommend a visit
to this exquisite Mosque. The largest in the
United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest in
the world, this awe-inspiring Mosque is named
after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
affectionately thought of as the father of the
UAE. He is buried next to the building and as
the founder and first President of the United
Arab Emirates, the Mosque is a fitting and
lasting tribute. You can’t fail to feel the mystical
atmosphere both inside and out.