Abu Dhabi – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

These are a few of the photos from Abu Dhabi. Part of a day tour.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
At the Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi

The Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Mosque houses seven crystal chandeliers made by Faustig, a Germany-based firm specializing in crystal chandeliers. The chandelier present in the main prayer hall weighs around 12 tons and is one of the largest chandeliers used in a mosque.
Carpet of the Grand Mosque
The carpet in the main prayer hall is considered to be the world’s largest carpet made by Iran’s Carpet Company and designed by Iranian artist Ali Khaliqi.  This carpet measures 5,627 m2 (60,570 sq ft), and was made by around 1,200-1,300 carpet knotters. The weight of this carpet is 35 ton and is predominantly made from wool (originating from New Zealand and Iran). There are 2,268,000,000 knots within the carpet and it took approximately two years to complete. [Wikipedia]
Example of exquisite marble work

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