We understand the quality of this translation is not excellent and we are working to replace these with high quality human translations. All Rights Reserved. Since its creation in 1971, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has carefully invested in development and progress. The 96 columns in the main prayer hall are clad in marble inlaid with mother of pearl. In total, approximately 19,000 machines were used lighting in the project, however, only used six types of lamps. 1. A splendid mosque was erected recently at Abu Dhabi. Above the chandelier gypsum friezes of arabesque designs and calligraphic bands incorporating verses from the Quran adorn the interior of the dome. With oil prices reaching record levels in the last few years, the Emirates saw a huge economic boom which instigated considerable building activity. This comes after the launch of Saadiyat cultural district which contains branches of Sorbonne University, The Louvre, and Guggenheim Museum, projects which will make from Abu Dhabi a cultural hub in the region. There are over 80 domes and four minarets that rise to a height of 107m. * Consultant at Muslim Heritage Consulting (MHC), Dubai. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Named after the late Sheikh Zayed al-Nahyan, the Mosque was opened at the end of 2007 to emerge as one of the ten major mosques of Islam with a total capacity of 40,000 worshippers. Careful planning has also included trying to make the mosque was resistant to earthquakes, using strong materials. The mosque is named after its founder and first president of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Mosque also known as Al Ain Grand Mosque will be able to accommodate more than 20,000 worshipers. Architectural details should be revealed carefully, being essential to hide from view as much as possible all the equipment necessary for the proper functioning. The project’s scope of work consist of a mosque located in Sector W-35, Al Ain. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Its arches are Moorish and its minarets essentially Arab. Some people refer to it as being a symbol the Divine Throne which is transported by eight angels [4]. The dome was more structural system used in the construction of many mosques, as it can cover large areas without interruption, today is an almost symbolic, considering some acoustic properties. These cookies do not store any personal information. Courtesy Kevin Dean . Get access to the unbelievable Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque facts and learn all about timings, tours and dress codes. The warm white marble used for interior sections enontró in the snowy peaks of Lhasa, Italy. It has invented itself as an important centre for international investment and job markets. facebook shares. The main prayer hall, vaulted domes important, can accommodate more than 7,000 people. The carpet in the main hall, with 5,627 m2, the world’s largest carpet, weighs 47 tons (35 and 12 cotton wool) and has 2,268,000,000 knots. Because the Islamic religious calendar based on the lunar cycle, the moon became a source of inspiration and a unifying element of the design. The mosque design can be defined as a fusion of Moorish architecture, Moorish and Mughal. Long spaces and heavy load conditions required concrete sections of great depth. Each material is lit with an appropriate technique that reveals its texture and natural grain. The design of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque has been directly influenced by the architecture of Moorish and Arab mosques Mughal architecture, particularly the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan with the dome and the plant and the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. The building changes its appearance as you go lunar cycle, bathed in cold white light of the full moon, and changing color every two nights, growing gradually more blue as the moon wanes. The genius of the architect reaches climax in the design scheme he provided for the central space around the mihrab area, which received a particular attention. Its soil is considered the largest marble mosaic in the world. The resort has 1096 columns on the outside and 96 inside, and its motives inspired craftsmanship Muslims both India, Morocco, Algeria and Pakistan.