Photographer's Note

Having spent 12 days in the United Arab Emirates, I´m back with lots of photos of this, the grandest of all buildings on earth! (my opinion).

On Friday prayer, this complex houses 40 000 people. The carpet in the main prayer hall is 5 600 square meters. It took 1200 women two years to make it.

You will see more of it in the next few days.

Here is some additional info from Wikipedia:
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Arabic: جامع الشيخ زايد الكبير‎) is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates[1] and is considered to be the key for worship in the country.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure which unites the cultural diversity of Islamic world, the historical and modern values of architecture and art.[2] His final resting place is located on the grounds beside the same mosque. The mosque was constructed from 1996 to 2007.[3] It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world. The mosque site is equivalent to the size five football[clarification needed] fields approximately.

As the country's grand mosque, it is the key place of worship for Friday gathering and Eid prayers. During Eid it can be visited more than 40,000 people.

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  • Copyright: Goran Johanson (gojo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 134 W: 0 N: 234] (1635)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-14
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.0
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-10 9:15
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