Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ranks 1st regionally and 4th globally among the world's top 25 attractions

28 Jun 2022

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has achieved leading global positions among the 2022 "Travelers' Choice: Best Of The Best" Awards of Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel guidance platform.

This is year, Tripadvisor added a new category, "The Best of the Best," of the top 25 attractions around the world, in which the mosque ranked: First in the "Top Attractions - Middle East" category, Fourth in the "Top Attractions - World" category for its unique artistic and architectural splendor, and Ninth in the "Top Cultural and Historical Tours- World" category, for the rich and versatile experiences and services that meet visitor’s needs; allowing them to spend an entire day at the mosque and enjoy what it offers.

This achievement complements the mosque's vast array of accomplishments, further consolidating its leading position as one of the top cultural destinations on the world tourism map, where the mosque, according to "Tripadvisors'" reviews, successfully ranked as one of the world's top 3 attractions for four years.

Such leading  rankings reflect the grand mosque's prominent position as a living reference of modern Islamic architecture in the region and worldwide. It also distinguishes it from other places of worship and cultural and tourist destinations worldwide. The grand mosque exceeded its function as a place of worship where religious rituals and prayers are merely performed; to assume an active cultural and civic role in promoting and consolidating the United Arab Emirate's message of coexistence, peace, and cohesion amongst various cultures of the world. While it also continues to revive the rich legacy of the Islamic culture.

Not to mention the integrated system of programs, activities, initiatives, and experiences provided by Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre ,that highlight the Islamic civilization's rich artistic and cultural elements that serve as a tributary to the UAE's efforts to enhance awareness and instill noble virtues and values ​​within all segments of the society.

The Centre also offers an integrated system of versatile services and facilities according to the highest standards. It constantly strives to improve and develop them, aiming to meet its visitors' needs and allow them to spend an entire day at its premises and enjoy what it offers. A rich visit experience that starts from the "Visitors Center," which contains exhibition halls, an auditorium, and a library, ending with "Souq Al Jami'" which includes an assortment of stores, entertainment areas, and restaurants that cater to their needs and allow them to spend a memorable time at the mosque.

Visitors can also visit the mosque's jogging trail, which allows all members of the community of different groups and cultures to exercise, enjoy the services it provides, and experience the unique atmosphere surrounded by the breathtaking scenery.

It is worth noting that the Center implements an integrated work system, executed by specialized and qualified cadres in various fields and within the framework of well-formulated plans that efficiently provide an exceptional cultural experience to its visitors from different world cultures. The cultural tours offered by Emirati cultural tour specialists at the Centre in Arabic and English are among the most popular experiences at the mosque.

Cultural tours in Arabic and English sign languages are also offered to represent a bright image of the country and spread its message of peace and harmony.

The Centre continues to develop and expand the potential of its human resources and develop and execute plans and strategies that allow it to efficiently fulfill its cultural role according to the highest standards, continuously enhancing its visitors' experiences.