Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - ABU DHABI, UAE
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was constructed between 1996 and 2007. It was designed by Syrian architect Yousef Abdelky. The building complex measures approximately 290 by 420 m (950 by 1,380 ft), covering an area of more than 12 hectares (30 acres), excluding exterior landscaping and vehicle parking. The main axis of the building is rotated about 11° south of true west, aligning it in the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. It is the largest mosque in the country and is the key place of worship for daily, Friday and Eid prayers. During Eid, it may be visited by more than 41,000 people.
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