Infinite in Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque – Weekly Photo Challenge

This week’s photo challenge is: Infinite

The Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

 

The Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque – infinite outside galleries

Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

This architectural work of art is one the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for  40,000 worshippers. 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 world’s largest chandeliers –10 metres in diameter, 15 metres in height and weighing twelve tonnes.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque – main prayer hall

Abu Dhani Mosque, inside the main hall

Abu Dhabi Mosque – inside the main prayer hall

Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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This week’s photo challenge is Infinite 

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5 responses to “Infinite in Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque – Weekly Photo Challenge

    • Thank you! Yes, it is a peaceful feeling, as you walk through these corridors, I really liked it except for the irritating sweepers, who were on your toes all the time! I also was a bit disappointed, that the prayers did not take place in the main prayer hall and parts of it were closed!

      • We had only fifteen minutes inside because as Hindus, we weren’t allowed to stay during the prayers , but a fantastic work of architecture all the same!

      • They have opening hours for Non-Muslims, so that they can enjoy their tour in patience! I think Friday is an exception as well as the festival days.

        Yes, it is a fantastic architecture and interestingly enough, many different cultures have contributed to it

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