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Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Let's continue seeing Asia. Today's featured city is Abu Dhabi, the capital and the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates. From here, we will visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the largest mosque in the country and the eighth largest mosque in the world. It is named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and the first President of the United Arab Emirates. His remains is also buried next to the mosque(outer left side). The mosque was opened for worship since Eid Al Adha December 2007.

This mosque has some of the world records. It has the "World's Largest Carpet" made by Iran's Carpet Company and designed by Iranian artist Ali Khaliqi. This carpet measures 5,627 m2 (60,570 sq ft), and was made by around 1,200 weavers, 20 technicians, and 30 workers. The weight of this carpet is 47 tons – 35 tons of wool, and 12 tons of cotton. There are 2,268,000,000 knots within the carpet. The mosque has also the largest chandeliers made from Germany.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest mosque in the country and the eighth largest mosque in the world. Natural materials were chosen for its design and construction, which include marble, stone, gold, semi-precious stones, crystals and ceramics.

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