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Visitor servicesThe majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Initiated by the Nation’s founder, HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may God rest his soul), it is one of the most important examples of contemporary Islamic architecture in the world.
 
As one of the most visited landmarks in the UAE, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center was established to manage the day to day operation, as a place of worship and prayer. It is also a place of education through its visitor programs, including daily guided tours by dedicated tourist guides. 
 
 
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center provides a range of cultural and educational services for visitors including:
 
1. Self-Visit
If you are a group of eight (8) or less individuals you may walk through the mosque on your own without a guided tour and take photographs.  You can also visit the library to gain a greater understanding about Islamic architecture by browsing the many publications available. 
 
 
2. Guided Tours - General
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center’s complimentary live guided tours are enlightening, professional, and interactive, making them one of the UAE’s most loved cultural activities for all ages!  The standard tour duration is approximately 45 minutes and is led by one of our official SZGMC Tourist Guides in either English and Arabic languages.  Your guide will lead you around the mosque interpreting various elements of the arts, culture and Islamic architecture. 
 
We do not offer private bookings for general public; however, you will be booked onto one of our ‘walk-in’ tours with other visitors.
 
2.1 Public ‘Walk-in’ tours – General Public
Every day the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center offers free guided ‘walk-in’ tours for individuals.  If you are a small group below (8) persons you do not need to pre-book and should simply arrive approximately 15 minutes before the tour time. One of our Visitor Experience Coordinators will assist you in joining a tour. Groups of (8) eight persons and above must book. (Please go to e-services page to book your tour)
 
2.2 Government Delegations and Embassy Officials - Private Booked Tours
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center welcomes bookings for official government delegations and embassy officials. Advanced booking is required for all group sizes. (Please go to e-services page to book your tour)
 
2.3 Educational Institutes - Private Booked Tours
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center welcomes group bookings for educational institutions of all students’ ages.  Advanced booking is required for all group sizes. (Please go to e-services page to book your tour)
 
2.4 Media Delegations - Private Booked Tours
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center welcomes bookings for media delegations (National and international journalists etc.). Advanced booking is required for all group sizes. (Please go to e-services page to book your tour)
 
 
3. Tour Operators
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is on the official itinerary of many Abu Dhabi City Tour experience.  Tour Operators are required to book their groups at least 24 hours before the visit.