Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Mosque Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, said a senior Islamist in the UAE. The mosque is located in the city of Abu Dhabi and is known locally mosque of Sheikh Zayed or Grand Mosque or also Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The fourth-largest mosque in the world in terms of total area after the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque and the Mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca, with an area of 412.22 square meters without reflectors around the lakes, one of the ten largest mosques in the world in terms of the size of the mosque. The mosque can accommodate more than 7,000 worshipers at home but it is possible with the use of outdoor spaces that can accommodate about 40,000 worshipers of all sections of the mosque building. It features distinctive presence of four minarets in the corners of the outer courtyard, up 107 meters of the minaret of a full coated in white marble.
The UAE's late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may face-to build this mosque in 1996, seeking this because this mosque is an Islamic monument consolidates and deepens the concepts of Islamic culture and religious values of tolerance, and a center for science Islamic religion. The first prayer was held in the mosque Eid al-Adha prayers in the year 1428 AH (December 19, 2007), but then-unfinished construction work on the mosque completely. The completion of the construction work in March 2008. The total project cost two billion and 167 million
Construction work began in 1998 under the supervision of the Department of Municipal Affairs, and the project was implemented in two phases, the first included the construction of foundations and concrete structure at a cost of 750 million dirhams. The second phase Vtdment finishing works interior and exterior design, and cost 267 billion dirhams. It also disburse $ 150 million dirhams on foreign business.
The mosque was built at a height of 9 meters on the street level at the Sheikh Sheikh Zayed personally commands, so you can see the mosque from different angles and from a distance.
Several companies working on the project, with a number of companies stopped at different times and for several reasons. Halcrow began its English as a consultant on the project in 2001, and worked with the Italian contractor Ambrigglo to finish the project.
The domes of the mosque:
The dome of the main mosque, the largest dome in the world, with a height of 83 meters and an internal diameter of 32.8. The dome weighs tons, and decorated inside with gypsum fiber reinforced, designed by Arab artists with floral motifs unique, specially designed for the Mosque, in addition to writing verses.
The number of domes in this mosque, the Dome of the 82 different sizes, covering foreign hallways and entrances main and side, all clad in white marble from the outside and the inside decorations outstanding executed gypsum carried out by skilled technicians specialize this kind of business.