This is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque here in Abu Dhabi. Yesterday we went along on the walking tour and I have to say it is truly one of the most amazing places I have ever visited.
All pure white marble and gold which is coated in glass to protect it.
The domed ceiling of the entrance gate
Half of the internal courtyard with inlaid marble in amazing colours
The entry lobby to the mosque
Flowers are very important culturally and are everywhere, believed to resemble heaven
There are two of these magnificent light fittings, one at each end of the main prayer hall
Half of the main prayer hall which will hold approx 20000
all calls to prayer for every mosque in Abu Dhabi come from here.
I will pop more photos on tomorrow