The huge chandeliers have been imported from Germany and the carpet in the central hall, the largest in the world measuring 60,570 square feet, was made in Iran. The walls and the mihrab are embellished in the Kufi, Thuluth and Naskhi styles of calligraphy.
According to TripAdvisor, a travel planning and booking website, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has been ranked as the second most favourite landmark in the world. The mosque surpassed such world-renowned landmarks as St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, the Taj Mahal in India and the Eiffel Tower. In 2017, more than 52,00,000 people visited the mosque, of which 14,00,000 were worshippers, 28,00,000 visitors and tourists and 872,000 Iftar guests in Ramadan.
Interior of the mosque with the chandeliers
The mosque has the world’s largest marble mosaic