Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

by Shijaz Abdulla on 04.12.2008 at 12:36

I know this is beginning to look like a travel blog – but with the 13 days of holiday that I got for National Day and Eid Al Adha – I’ve got nothing else to do but go places! In the absence of having anything technically blogworthy to write while I relax at home during these days, I decided to share a different kind of experience online.

So, without further ado, here’s Sh. Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan mosque, which is Abu Dhabi’s grand mosque and an important tourist attraction:

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The Lobby

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Chandelier in the Main Prayer Hall.

Persian Carpet in Main Prayer Hall 

I’ve heard that these Persian Carpets in the main prayer hall are seamless – i.e. made of just one piece – no joints!

Persian Carpet in Main Prayer Hall

One of the doors... 

Open air courtyard

The Courtyard

The Cars Museum, Abu Dhabi

by Shijaz Abdulla on 03.12.2008 at 21:40

We went to the Cars Museum in Abu Dhabi today. This museum is also known as the ‘Emirates National Auto Museum’, and sometimes as Rainbow Sheikh’s car museum. The museum contains cars from the private collection of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan.

I’ll let the pictures do the talking Winking

We've got the whole world - in our hands...

Not sure what it is.. looks like the world on wheels.

A bigfoot mercedes!

Monster Dodge!

There are 4 bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom inside this monster Dodge!

The First Car

The First Car (1880s)

Mercedes Collection

11-bedroom moving villa!

This is a 11-bedroom villa on wheels!

Camels at the car museum 

Not cars exactly – but other means of transport.