SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE – ABU DHABI
The first stop on our tour of #AbuDhabi, the #SheikhZayedGrandMosque. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest #mosque in the country, it is the key place of worship for daily prayers, Friday gathering and Eid prayers. During Eid, it may be visited by more than 41,000 people. The Mosque has four minarets, (each 106 meters high), 82 domes (the largest is in the centre of the main prayer hall) and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet. There are seven crystal chandeliers inside, the largest weighing approx. 12 tons. Entry is free, but dress code is very strict – no skirts, shorts, sleeveless shirts, tight or see through clothing. Women must wear loose clothing with only the hands and face showing (i.e a scarf must be worn & no sandals).
Join us on the continuing story of our four week stay in #NewDelhi, #India, where we spend time in an Airbnb apartment in #LajpatNagar, and take side trips to #Agra and the #TajMahal as well as #Jaipur.