Sunday, June 29, 2014

Travel Photo: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of Abu Dhabi’s top tourist attractions. As with other mosques in the Middle East, it was built to be a monument of great stature. This tastefully designed mosque wears many special hats and holds many records, such as the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates (and one of the largest in the world), the ability to hold 40,000 people, the world’s largest chandelier, the world’s largest single piece of carpet and much more.

Walking along the corridors of the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
For me, I was really mesmerized by its white and gold color theme. While the prayer halls of the mosque are grand and luxurious, the corridors are simple and yet a treat to the eye. The white corridors and their pillars with the golden date palm design are pretty special. In this photo, I was lucky to capture an Emirati lady walking these corridors. While, we are not allowed to photograph Emirati women, I got this frame when I was taking pictures of this corridor. Thankfully, the woman was not looking into the photo frame as that would become an illegal photograph.

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