Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

Stunning!  Do not miss this beautiful mosque.

 

mosque

 

I went about an hour before closing and thought that the mosque was stunning at nighttime;  it is well lit and the lights shining on the architecture really let you appreciate its beauty.

How to get there: I took a taxi from my hotel.  There was no need to ask him to wait as there were some taxis parked outside the mosque upon our exit.

Visit notes: Be sure cover your arms and legs and head if you are female.  If you didn’t bring a scarf/pashmina (which you should carry in  your handbag during all trips to the Middle East) and/or aren’t appropriately dressed,  there are abbayas for loan at the mosque’s welcome center.

Be sure to obey all signs about which sections of the mosque the non-Muslims can enter.  And of course make sure to remove your shoes at the entrance (you can’t miss the shelves of shoes where the faithful have dropped them off).