Mosque in Abu Dhabi

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque

The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E, was built between 1996 and 2007. The building complex covers an area of more than 30 acres. The project was launched by the late president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The carpet in the Mosque’s main prayer hall is world’s largest carpet which measures 60,570 sq ft. About 1,200-1,300 carpet makers took approximately two years to complete making the carpet. This woolen carpet weighs 35 tons.


Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. By population, this is the second most populous emirate in the UAE. Islam is the majority religion. Approximately 85% of the population of Abu Dhabi are Sunni Muslims and 15% are Shi’a Muslims. With a population of 2.9 million, Abu Dhabi is the largest emirate in UAE.

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