Like it.. It amazing to visit if ur in town for both Muslims and non-Muslims.. The out side are great to walk.. At entry point with great security and professional staff they give dresses (if needed out of respect to the place of worship for Muslims) free of charge that are clean nice and kind of cute.. There is a gift shop and a coffee place inside.. Talking pictures walking around is allow.. Note: locals are helpful and friendly.. If u needed help or are confused ask.. Even if u needed a picture with family, friends or love ones any just ask and most will be will happy to help.
Stunningly Spectacular A visit to the Grand Mosque is a must for anyone in the area! The details of the design are incredible and it is absolutely breathtaking to look up and soak in the architecture and artistry that went into building such an impressive landmark. If you can manage it, be sure to catch the scheduled free guided tours which depart several times a day, to learn about the details of the massive building. If you can time it right, visit in the late afternoon just before sunset so you can see it in both the day time and at night. They do have abayas available for anyone who needs one, and they will tell you as you pass through the entrance. If you want to avoid the small queue that builds up on busy days as they try to get your size right, try to have loose fitting clothes (nothing too clingy), long sleeves that cover your wrist, legs covered to the ankles, and your head covered.
People aren’t wrong when they say this place is a must see when visiting Abu Dhabi. It is incredibly beautiful and a tranquil place. A trip here does require some advance planning. For men you need to have long pants and at least a short sleeved shirt. For women, you will likely need to wear one of their robes that they provide so make sure you don’t wear too much layers underneath as it is hot! You arrive at the visitors entrance and men and women are screened separately. Your bags will be searched and you will go through a metal detector so belts, phones, coins etc will have to be put in a tray. When you get to the mosque you will need to take your shoes off so if you don’t like walking around barefoot then make sure you have some socks. Other than that there are plenty of taxis and car parks so easy to get to and easy to leave. There is a cafe and a gift store on the way in and you pass it on your way out as well.
This is truly one of the biggest and nicest Mosques in the world. Opening times are a little different during the Ramadan (from 09:00 till 14:00). Go a little early, and try to get in before 09:30. After, a lot of tourists will come by bus and then it is really crowded in the mosque. The carpet is made in Iran, and really beautiful. Visit and enjoy! It is not allowed to bring food and cigarettes but you can bring water. There is a coffee corner but that one is closed during the Ramadan.
Really impressive architecture, a must see when you are in Abu Dhabi. Even though there are a lot of people it does not get overcrowded because of it's size. We did not have to wait long when we visited. Everybody was very friendly and there is even a small cafe where you can by drinks and food next to the mosque. There was a gift shop as well. The prices were ok.