Mosques in Abu Dhabi

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Mosques in Abu Dhabi

The Emirati cultural centre and trade hub of the UAE, Abu Dhabi, awaits visitors with an array of experiences. Although the religious spots across the region are restricted to Muslims only, there are a few that are open to non-Muslims as well. Here are our top picks among the mosques in Abu Dhabi.

Here is the list of 8 Mosques in Abu Dhabi

1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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A majestic structure nestled amid skilfully manicured gardens; Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi serves as an impressive landmark to the beautiful Emirati capital. 

2. Mary the Mother of Jesus Mosque

Initially named as Mohammed Bin Zayed Mosque, Mary the Mother of Jesus is a prominent mosque located in Al Mushrif region of Abu Dhabi. The name establishes and promotes connections between Muslims and Catholics and to maintain peace and harmony among people. Having a historical value and splendid architecture, this is a must-visit in the capital city.

3. Grand Bur Dubai Masjid 

Grand Mosque boasts of having the tallest minaret in Dubai, and the capacity to host 1200 worshippers at a time. Embossed in traditional Islamic architecture, the Grand Mosque acts as the heart of the city’s religious and cultural life. Non-Muslims are not allowed inside the mosque, however, can admire the 70m tall minaret. The visitors are advised to dress appropriately for the same.

4. Al Aziz Mosque 

Situated on the Al Reem Island of the Emirate, the skyscraping towers and the unique modern design and architecture of Al Aziz Mosque in Abu Dhabi makes it a must to visit. It is recommended to visit this mosque during the night as the walls are lit up with calligraphic Arabic writings which further beautifies the scene of the mosque.

5. Mohamed Bin Masood Masjid

A very calm and peaceful place, Mohamed Bin Masood masjid does not attract many tourists. Hence, you can sit for a long time without any disturbance. Surrounded by parks, this place has a beauty of its own kind.

6. Mosque of Sheikha Maryam Bint Sultan 

Located at the Al Bateen region of the Emirate, this mosque in Abu Dhabi can be reached by multiple buses and other public transport.

7. Ousha Al Mazroui Mosque

The mosque is built in a way that can house a large number of people. With its gigantic and spacious architecture, Ousha Al Mazroui gets lit up during the night with green colour and creates a magical environment around.

8. Treasury Adnoc Station Mosque 

Located near the ADNOC Petrol Station, the Treasury Adnoc Station Mosque in Abu Dhabi is an epitome of cleanliness. It also houses a parking facility and a ladies room and is easily locatable.

Which of the mosques in Abu Dhabi mentioned above have you visited? Have we missed out on any? Let us know in the comments below!

This post was published by Joysurjya Hagjer

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