Visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was an illuminating experience. I didn't expect to be so amazed by the beautiful architecture and lighting which changed throughout the evening over sunset.
The mosque was constructed from 1996 to 2007. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. I was in awe of the intricate beautiful detail throughout the Mosque's interior and exterior which use materials including marble stone, gold, semi-precious stones,crystals and ceramics.
After our day visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque we did a classic sand dune adventure. This was fun and also showed a different side of the Abu Dhabi lifestyle. The tour included a visit to a desert 'village' where we could sample various UAE cultural dress, food and entertainment!