Visiting The Grand Mosque in AD

I’ve been very curious what the inside of a Mosque looks like. My friend who has been living in the UAE told me it just looks like the Ibn Battuta Mall, with its artistic and beautiful interiors. I’d rather see for myself and I’m sure each mosque looks different from the other. I love looking at artistic designs of  Islamic patterns and the complications of its variations fascinate me.  Looking very closely, you’d see typical squares alternating circles, with a combination of flowers, geometric figures, and calligraphic letters.

I was able to satisfy that curiosity after getting the chance to visit the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi with a friend.

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Processed with VSCO with  preset There are some areas that are off-limits to tourists. When you go there, I suggest wearing modest outfit although you’ll be provided with an Abaya, it’s best to be respectable of the Muslim customs. I was wearing a skirt that time and good thing it isnt too short else I would’ve felt really uncomfortable.

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Those are real gold right there. The concrete is made of Greek and Italian marble which they say is one of the most expensive marble you can find in the world.

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Very beautiful chandelier  made of real gold and Swarovski crystals

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Looking at these patterns give you the feeling of happiness.  It was captivating and mesmerizing to look at.

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I made this as wallpaper on my phone

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Carpet weaved by Iranians

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I love wearing the abaya. The fabric feels so soft and comfortable.

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The Grand Mosque doesn’t have any entrance fee, but you can join the tour if you wanted to get a bit of history and it wouldn’t cost you much.

It was my first time going to Abu Dhabi and I like how peaceful it was compared to Dubai.  I wanted to check out the Louvre Museum once I get the chance.

 

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