At the occasion of Eid ul Azha, one of the highest festivals of the Islamic calendar, I chose to compile a photo essay about the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque, which was also built to “unify the world” ; Enjoy

Following the trail of Ibn Battuta

Tomorrow is the 2nd highest festival of the Islamic Calender, the Eid ul Azha. At this occasion, I decided to present a photo essay of the Abhu Dhabi Grand Mosque, after an introductory blogpost yesterday

Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

It is said, what better time would be to be there, at the Mosque now at the time of a festival, the Eid ul Azha

Mosque – few facts

  • Abu Dhabi Grand MosqueThe design of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque has been inspired by both Mughal and Moorish mosque architecture, particularly the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan and the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco being direct influences. The dome layout and floorplan of the mosque was inspired by the Badshahi Mosque.
  • It features 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world’s largest hand knotted carpet.
  • The main prayer hall is dominated by one of the…

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