Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

>> Sunday, October 10, 2010

We arrived here and it's HOT! But yesterday we visited the beautiful, amazing, magnificent [insert more similar descriptive words here] Sheike Zayed Grand Mosque. It was amazing, built based on the architecture of the Taj Mahal in India. It's made completely of marble from different countries around the world. Most of it is gold leaf plated, while the chandeliers are made with Swarovski crystals. The mosque has the largest hand woven carpet of its kind in the world, plus many other record breaking features which has slipped my mind! It really is spectacular. We women had to wear black abayas which was an interesting experience. Inside the mosque, the security would rush to women the minute their head scarf would slip back and tell them to pull it up (yes, he told me off multiple times!). I even saw a couple having a photo and the security man told them to stand further apart - men and women no mingling here! Anyway, some photos....

Love xx


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