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PostSubject: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:12 am


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Arabic: مسجد الشيخ زايد) in Abu Dhabi is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world. It is named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and the first President of the United Arab Emirates, who is also buried next to the mosque(outer left side). The mosque was opened for worship since Eid Al Adha December 2007.


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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:13 am



The design of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque has been inspired by both Mughal and Moorish mosque architecture, particularly the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore and the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca being direct influences. The dome layout and floorplan of the mosque was inspired by the Badshahi Mosque and the architecture was inspired by both Mughal and Moorish design. Its archways are quintessentially Moorish and its minarets classically Arab. The design of the Mosque can be best described as a fusion of Arab, Mughal and Moorish architecture.
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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:17 am


First considerations to build the Mosque began in the late 1980s and much thought was given to its location and its design over the next decade. The initial architectural design was agreed upon and the inaugural cornerstone laid in the late 1990s.
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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:24 am


The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque features 82 domes of Moroccan design and all decorated with white marble. The main domes outer shell measures 32.8 metres in diameter and stands at a height of 70 metres from the inside and 85 metres from the outside - the largest of its kind, according to the Turkey Research Centre for Islamic History and Culture.
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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:26 am

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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:31 am

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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:18 am


The 22,412 square metre Mosque site is equivalent to around the size of five football fields, and can accommodate 40,960 worshippers 7,126 in the main prayer hall; 1,960 in the open prayer hall; 980 female worshippers in the open prayer hall female section; 22, 729 in the open Sahan (courtyard); 682 in the main prayer hall entrance and 784 in the mosques main hall entrance.
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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:22 am

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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:48 pm

I LOVE this Mosque! Cool Wanted to know more about it, thanks!


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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:01 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:17 pm


The Mosque has approximately 1,000 columns in its outer areas which are clad with more than 20,000 marble panels inlaid with semi-precious stones, including lapis lazuli, red agate, amethyst, abalone shell and mother of pearl. The 96 columns in the main prayer hall are round in shape and inlaid with mother of pearl. Additionally, the Mosque has four beautiful minarets standing at almost 107 metres each at the four corners of the mosque.
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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:18 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:20 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:25 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:27 pm


The best types of the colored floral marble and mosaics have been used to adorn the several walls, pillars and the courtyard of the mosque which is about 17,000 sq m.
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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:31 pm


Reflective pools, totaling 7,874 square metres and laden with dark tiles, surround the Mosque, whilst coloured floral marble and mosaics pave the 17,000 square metre courtyard which is decorated with white marble from Greece. The pools reflect the Mosques spectacular image, which becomes even more resplendent at night.
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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:40 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:45 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu-Dhabi    Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:47 pm



28 different types of marble have been used throughout the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and include:
Sivec from Greece & Macedonia, used on the external cladding (a total of 115,119 square metres of cladding has been used on the Mosque, including the four minarets)

* Lasa from Italy, used in the internal elevations
* Makrana from India, used in the annexes and offices
* Aquabiana and Biano from Italy
* East White and Ming Green from China
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