The White Marble

The pure white color of the Mosque is one of its most distinctive characteristics, as it's a color synonymous with purity, virtue, and peace, which the late founder of the Mosque, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, was very fond of.

More than 165,000 square meters of brilliant SIVEC marble from Macedonia covers the outer surfaces of the domes, the minarets, and the walls, chosen for its virtually flawless quality, and much of the white marble covering the interior of the Mosque comes from Italian quarries.

The exterior courtyard (Sahan) is inlaid with hundreds of thousands of different types of mosaic marble pieces from Italy, India, Greece, and China, further bringing cultures around the world together through its aesthetic features and architectural designs..