Shaek Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of United Arab Emirates. It was initiated by the late president of UAE Shaek Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and is considered to be the key for worship in the country.
As the country's grand mosque, it is the key place to worship for Friday gathering & Eid prayers. The mosque was constructed from 1996 to 2007. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates & the eighth largest mosque in the world. The mosque size is equivalent to the size five football fields approximately. During Eid it can be visited more than 40,000 people.
It was named after the founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nhayan who is the first president of the UAE. Zayed had a keen interest in the history of the Arabian Peninsula. In the Arabian Desert, Zayed learned courage & chivalry. The experience that Sheikh Zayed had growing up in a harsh environment had a tremendous impact on shaping his exceptional personality. He was known for his patience, insightfulness & optimism but the central trait of his personality was wisdom.
Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque was a dream in the heart of Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan. The Mosque is an expression of a visionary leader who believed that nothing is impossible & conceived that the most gracious achievements start from the heart.
The Shaek Zayed Grand Mosque.