Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

The FAQ page deals with questions that are asked repeatedly. These common questions are roped together and placed in this particular section where visitors can go to, to find answers they need.Ego vero sic intellego, Patres conscripti, nos hoc tempore in provinciis decernendis perpetuae pacis habere oportere rationem. Nam quis hoc non sentit omnia alia esse nobis vacua ab omni periculo atque etiam suspicione belli?

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[wc_toggle title=”Q1. What is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque opening hours?” layout=”box” collapse=”1″]

Our opening hours are 9am to 10pm daily. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is closed for tourism activities on Friday mornings and will reopen for visitors after 4:30pm.

The mosque is closed on the first day of Eid Al Fitr & Eid Al Adha holidays.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q2. Is there an entry fee?” layout=”box”]

No, admission to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is free.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q3. Does the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque conduct guided tours?” layout=”box”]

Yes, every day the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque offers free guided walk-in tours for individuals and groups.
Tours are led by official SZGMC Guides who will take you and other members of the public around the mosque explaining various elements of the architecture and Islamic culture.

Visitors should arrive approximately 15 minutes before the tour time and our Visitor Experience coordinators will be there to greet you and assist you in joining a tour. The tour is approximately 45-60 minutes in length.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q4. Where do the tours start (Starting Point)?” layout=”box”]

Tours commence on the East side of the mosque. Ask any of our friendly operations team (security or ground staff) where the tours start and they will be happy to guide you to the right starting point.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q5. Does the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque provide transportation services to the mosque?” layout=”box”]

No, visitors must make their own way to the mosque (taxi, bus, personal car or walk)

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[wc_toggle title=”Q6. Are children allowed to visit and to join the tours?” layout=”box”]

Children are welcome to visit and to join the tours. Parental guidance and supervision is a must.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q7. What should I wear to visit the mosque?” layout=”box”]

It is important to understand the dress code when visiting the mosque.

Long, loose fitting, ankle length trousers or skirts for women and men. Women must wear a headscarf.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q8. Is there any car parking available?” layout=”box”]

Yes, the cars can be parked in the SOUTH car parking clearly marked by the signboards. These are located on the SIDE entrances to the mosque.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q9. Are there toilet facilities available?” layout=”box”]

Plenty of male and females toilet facilities available.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q10. Is smoking allowed?” layout=”box”]

Smoking is NOT allowed anywhere on the mosque grounds.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q11. Why can’t I take food and drink (even water) inside the mosque?” layout=”box”]

Many of the architectural features of the mosque (particularly the delicate marble and carpet) must be handled with care to ensure they are protected. This precaution ensures that the carpets are protected against accidental and costly damage.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q12. Can I visit without a guided tour?” layout=”box”]

Yes, the mosque is open from 9am – 10pm daily and is only closed for prayer times.

On Fridays the mosque is open from 4:30pm – 10pm.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q13. Can I take photographs and video?” layout=”box”]

Yes, photos and video are allowed for personal use. Professional film makers and media establishments must obtain prior permission by filling Filming Permission Application.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q14. What languages are the guided tours conducted in?” layout=”box”]

Currently the SZGMC Guides offer tours in English and Arabic.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q15. How long does the tour take?” layout=”box”]

The tour takes 45 to 60 minutes.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q16. What should I consider for my visit?” layout=”box”]

Dress appropriately in the mosque.

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[wc_toggle title=”Q17. Are there any facilities for visitors with special needs & the elderly?” layout=”box”]

Yes, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center provides wheelchairs and Club Car shuttle service for visitors with special needs. To request for wheelchairs or Club Car, please ask one of the ground staff (security) for assistance.

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Illud autem non dubitatur quod cum esset aliquando virtutum omnium domicilium Roma, ingenuos advenas plerique nobilium, ut Homerici bacarum suavitate Lotophagi, humanitatis multiformibus officiis retentabant.

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