Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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Roundup of the 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts in 2016

I’ve decided to reminisce and do a roundup of my most viewed posts of 2016. I’ve come such a long way since I first started this blog, a little over a year ago. I want to thank all my loyal followers who continue to read my posts and support me by clicking on my blog on a regular basis. I appreciate it a lot! 1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi, UAE – I’m not surprised that this is one of the top posts of the year. Although I didn’t go to the UAE last year, it has been probably one of my most memorable experiences. And this mosque was a site to behold! 2. Sunken City – San Pedro California – If you look at the pictures from this post you will know why this is also on top. A city that sank and then turned into a piece of…

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Now to share one of my favorites places in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This mosque was a vision by the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan who set the foundation of the structure but was completed and opened for worship in 2007, after his death. When I went back in 2010, I had a basic point and shoot camera. While going through my pictures, 6 years later, I feel that they do not do justice to the beauty of this mosque (well…I don’t think any picture can really do justice to it). However, I hope that you will still enjoy looking through them. It features several different styles of Islamic architecture like Mamluk, Ottoman and Fatimid. There are four minarets and eighty two domes and it can accommodate up to 40,000 worshipers. Most of the mosque is made in the iconic white (favorite color of the sheikh who founded it) marble. It features ornate…