Sheikh Zayed Mosque | Abu Dhabi Diaries

After having a swell time at the Louvre, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque was our next stop.

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Last time I visited the mosque was 2015 I think and I went during the day on Friday for Juma’a Prayers! So I paid attention to every single detail and it was honestly one of the most beautiful places I had been in. I got to freely explore the mosque and take all the images I wanted. I said to myself that the next time I would visit would be at night so I get to see the lighting effects.

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Well 4 years is a long time cause my experience during my visit this time wasn’t even close to that of the last. Everything was a mess! It didn’t feel like I was going to a mosque anymore rather it felt like I was going to some themed park or mall even (there was literally a whole retail/food&beverage floor before getting in)

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It was probably a mistake for us to have gone on a weekend cause it was sooo chocked up and just extra full! Urgh. But all in all I was glad we went cause I got to see the building at night and it was even better than I imagined. My favourite feature was the reflection of the lights in the water.

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At this point we were beyond hungry and we went to grab some dinner afterwards. We had Lebanese at Abd El Wahab Restaurant and it was amazing, I didn’t eat much but I was quite full!

Adios Abu Dhabi ✌🏾. Till we meet again.