Part 3 – The Interior: Over The Top! (Abu Dhabi)

For “Part 1 – The Construction: It’s all about Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque”, please refer to the link below:
https://travelwithoutborders.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/part-1-the-construction-its-all-about-sheikh-zayed-grand-mosque/

For “Part 2 – The Exterior: Beauty From Outside!”, please refer to the link below:
https://travelwithoutborders.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/part-2-the-exterior-beauty-from-outside-abu-dhabi/

The interior is even more mind blowing. I could get a mild sore neck by just gawking at the details of the ceiling and carpet. Fortunately, there is no restriction on the usage of the camera inside the mosque. Hopefully, my beginner photography skill could do some justice for the mosque. Lastly, I have to raise my hat to all those people behind the architectural work who make the impossible becomes possible!

Notes on the interior that worth the read:
– The main glass door of the Mosque is 12.2 meters high, 7 meters wide and weighs approximately 2.2 tonnes.
– The main prayer hall features the world’s largest chandelier under the main dome – measures 10 meters in diameter, 15 metres in height, and weighs over 9 tonnes.
– The main prayer hall features the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet – measures 5,627 square meters (60,570 sq ft), made by 1,200-1,300 carpet knotters, and weighs 35 in tonnes
– The 96 columns in the main prayer hall are clad with marble
– The Mosque has 1,096 columns on the exterior

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