Must-see attractions in Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

  • Performing Islamic prayer

    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

    Rising majestically from manicured gardens and visible from the bridges joining Abu Dhabi Island to the mainland, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an…

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    Wahat Al Karama

    Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

    This memorial, opposite the eastern side of the Grand Mosque, was inaugurated in 2016 in memory of Emiratis who have given their lives in service to the…

  • Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Beach

    Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

    A day spent beach-side at the Fairmont is sandy relaxation with the best views across the khor (creek) to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to boot. There's a…

  • Shangri La Hotel Beach

    Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

    The Shangri La Hotel's palm-tree-dappled pool area and sweep of white sand out front is open for nonguest day access. There's a great poolside restaurant…

  • Al Maqta Fort & Watchtower

    Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

    Despite being one of the oldest sights in Abu Dhabi, this 200-year-old guardian of the city was restored and then more or less abandoned after the…

  • Miraj – the Museum

    Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

    Showcasing beautiful objects from around the Islamic world, including Persian carpets, calligraphy, ceramics and textiles, this private gallery shop–cum…


    Khor Al Maqta

    Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

    This historic waterway separates Abu Dhabi from the mainland, guarded by the now somewhat hidden Al Maqta Fort and a small watchtower, on a rocky…

  • Khalifa Park

    Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

    This large and leafy park, not far from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, has a number of attractions, including a football playing area, fountains, ponds…

  • Sheikh Zayed Bridge

    Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

    Said to symbolise the flow of energy into the capital, this 842m-long modern bridge designed by the late Zaha Hadid is one of three gateways to Abu Dhabi…

  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre Library

    Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

    Though it houses a few rare collections of Arabic calligraphy and copies of the Quran dating from the 16th century, this collection of manuscripts is…