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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, glassworks detail

Among many other spectacular features, the mosque has natural materials such as marble, gold, ceramic, crystal and semi-precious stones used in its' construction. Crafts and materials from Turkey, Iran, Morocco, India, Swarovski crystal from Germany, Murano glassworks from Italy carved in floral designs on the walls and doors. The main wall, known as the Qibla wall has fiber-optic lighting integrated into the design; and engraved with 99 names (or qualities) of Allah, facing the direction of Mecca.

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