Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the UAE, had a very specific vision for this mosque: to incorporate architectural styles from different Muslim civilisations and to celebrate cultural diversity. With architects from Italy, the UK and the UAE, and designs taken from a host of Islamic countries, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a glistening architectural wonder. The largest mosque in Abu Dhabi and one of the largest in the world, welcoming up to 55,000 worshippers and visitors every day, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a remarkable place to explore. Discover the iconic prayer hall, its 1,096 amethyst-and-jasper-embedded columns, 82 white marble domes, gold-plated Swarovski chandeliers, including one of the largest to be found in a mosque, the world’s largest hand-woven carpet and one of the largest marble mosaic artworks in the world. Don’t miss the calligraphy encircling the hollows of its domes, etched with verses from the Quran and painted with gold leaf in An-Naskh lettering.