The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has been named as one of the world's most talked-about attractions by TripAdvisor. Silvia Razgova / The National
The grand mosque welcomed 4.685 million visitors and worshippers in 2012. Courtesy Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Rated number one in Abu Dhabi's' "Things To Do", the mosque is one the world's most impressive modern Islamic architectural masterpiece. Ryan Carter / The National
It is fitted with seven chandeliers that have more than 1 million Swarovski crystals. Satish Kumar / The National
It has 1,000 columns in its outer areas that are clad with more than 20,000 marble panels inlaid with semi-precious stones. Silvia Razgova/The National
The semi-precious stones adorning the walls include lapis lazuli, red agate and amethyst, along with abalone shell and mother of pearl. Christopher Pike / The National
Its floor is adorned with one of the world's largest prayer carpets, hand-knitted by 1,200 weavers in Mashhad, Iran. Fatima Al Marzouqi/ The National
It is ranked Abu Dhabi's leading attraction by TripAdvisor.com users, with more than 1,400 rave reviews. Christopher Pike / The National
Abu Dhabi's grand mosque has joined a line up of 16 global attractions, including Sydney Harbour in Australia and The Eiffel Tower in Paris. Antonie Robertson/The National
Non-Muslims and tourists can get a free guided tour in Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque from 9 am - 12 pm every day except for Friday and public holidays. Christopher Pike / The National
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is ranked among the world's top attractions, joining the ranks of global top spots such as The Colosseum in Rome and The Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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