Art & Design Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, named after the Sheikh who is buried there, is one of the largest mosques in the world. It has capacity for no fewer than 40,000 people. Explore this unique, sumptuous architectural gem, enclosed by shimmering lakes and boasting an impressive array of domes and columns, studded with gold. Inside, the excess and magnificence continues: 24 carat gold plated chandeliers, precious stones, marble, a huge hand-woven Iranian prayer mat, and last but not least, in the main prayer room, a massive chandelier, 10 metres wide and weighing 9 tonnes. One of the jewels in the crown of Abu Dhabi and the Emirates.