11.27.2009

Heaven on Earth

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the eighth largest mosque in the world and it is one of the most important architectural treasures in UAE. The design of the mosque is a fusion of Arab, Mughal and Moorish architecture. Made of white Italian marble, 24 carat gold-glass mosaic features, with semi-precious stones and mother of pearl decorative. The interior and exterior design are equally impressive.

I firmly believe I have experienced Heaven by this beauty.

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This heavenly Grand Mosque holds the largest chandelier made of copper, gold and Swarovski crystals. The carpet laid out is also the world's largest hand-woven Persian carpet made by 1,200 weavers. And yes, if I'm not mistaken, the golds on top of the domes are pure gold! Unbelievably awesome, right?

By the way, I wore an all black cloth with matching veil / hijab on my head because women are only allowed to enter the sacred mosque wearing a traditional Arab costume. That's why.

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And you might be wondering, here's what I wore beneath those Arabic clothing. Mom's necklace from
Egypt is just perfect. The colors and the design of this piece is as beautiful as the Sheik Zayed mosque.

ONE MORE THING.
I am featured in 2BU section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper and Inquirer online news.
Thank you to Rossana Aranaz! Let's go see 2BU feature, shall we?
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46 comments:

Raquel said...

oh amazing shots! you always have some amazing ones!!
x

Sarah said...

oh, i love these pictures.
and yes you're totally right about the film:) it's my opinion too

Marian said...

You are gorgeous,stunning photos honey. looks so luxurious and congrats on your feature
xx
marian

Maha M said...

such a gorgeous mosque.. and OMG i want that necklace it's so gorgoeus..

You should definitely visit again, i love it here.

Meho xx

stilettostetico said...

Wooow I think that this kind of majestuous sanctuary highly tend to betray the genius of Humanity through History . . .
ps: Sincere Congratulations in advance for this naturally well-deserved featuring Dear !!!

Amicalement, Antoine

dearilou said...

That is the most amazing chandelier I have ever seen. I can't believe you saw it in person. It looks like candy. A candy palace. Just breathtaking.

Alex Dom said...

i saw you in the newspaper today! :)

michelle_ said...

That mosque ineterior is the most beautiful I've ever seen !
The chandelier in the middle is soooo gorgeous !
And I love that necklace too ! Its so pretty !

Thx for ur comment by the way :)
I've got a new post up already :D

Uniqua said...

Wow. This is beautiful ! I have never seen anything so beautiful in my life. I want to visit this place too ! And the necklace from egypt really is perfect :)

Esme said...

Oh, congrats on the feature! Yay for youu!Im going to look for that article :)

Noble Beeyotch said...

OMG...the architecture is amazing beyond words....i love the intricate detailing....your necklace really goes well with interiors!

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HEK said...

Amazing! So , so stunning..

jessica said...

oh wow, the opulence and intricacy of the details is magnificent.
truly breathtaking.

Cheryl said...

AMAZING! I'd be walking in a trance if I was there to see all these things. You're so lucky to see and visit these things. :)

By the way, your Mom's necklace is spectacular. Egypt is my dream destination of all time and I'm hoping to visit it someday.

Winnie said...

Wow, that place is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing these pics as I probably will never see this place in real life!

Dane said...

Stunning necklace.. and that blue and red mural is absolutely breathtaking!





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muchlove said...

Oh my God, that mosque looks so breathtaking! All the details are amazingly impressive (pure gold on the domes?!).
Thanks for sharing :)

Nerdic.. said...

Great shots and that necklace is super!
X, fashion-nerdic.

Candy Kawaii Lover said...

Lovely photos as ever!

Congratulations on the feature!

churfera said...

You are sooo original! lovely blog! I add you to mine! :)

thesydneygirl said...

hey beautiful! that place is amazing!!!!!

i love the necklace you wore underneath. hope you're well.

mwa <3

little tea cup said...

well we missed you a lot!

glad you're back and glad to see your creative prowess again. >o<

btw, super love your necklace. ill dream about it tonight

Leah said...

I saw the feature and that's why I'm here in your blog.

Loving these Egypt images. And that necklace is so fab.

Carrie said...

Wow, these pictures are beautiful. I really like your outfit, esp the stripe top and the statement necklace is gorgeous. I also love your sunglasses. And congrats on being featured in a section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper. That's really amazing!

Izzy said...

And congrats to you, too! You know you're one of my local favorites.

Looking really dramatic, I love how you're infusing middle eastern style into your outfits. So fresh!

elena-lu said...

im amazed and in awe of that place! wow! wow and wow again!
and congrats on the feature!

just minty said...

Munificent munificent sights!!! And the necklace is simply gorgeous. Love the ornate details.

Thank you for dropping by.


Cheers!!!

betz said...

wow. that place is awesome. and your necklace is gorgeous. I bet Cleopatra owned something like that. by the way, saw your blog from inquirer.net. cool!

http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

Raven said...

Beautiful place! Not to mention you...you're gorgeous! By the way, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! =)

Shelly's Style Shop said...

I love all the pictures. They are all truly AMAZING! It is like experiencing Heaven. :)

I realy enjoyed this post!

xoxo, Shelly

wonderfelle said...

these pictures are incredible! stunning architecture and a stunning necklace! love seeing other Filipina bloggers too!

Julie said...

amazing place ! i want to see it with my eyes !

lorenabr said...

Hi, your necklace is fab....:) and the picture just a dream love the design

mom & son said...

you always have a magnificent photos!
congrats on the feature. yup, i read it PDI lifestyle.

Mich said...

I really like your style girl and your blog. You are very original and I like how you get inspiration from the places you see. I read the feature. And I must say, all of you are very unique and creative with your own styles.

Congrats again! Dubai is beyond beautiful! Lovely necklace too.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Your jewelry is gorgeous. And the buildings are stunning; I love how open and light everything is. Clean too.

Protege said...

Beautiful pictures and you look so good, stunning!
xo
Zuzana

Poppy♥ said...

isnt dubai just beautiful!! i love ur jewelry dear!!

Amelia said...

Wow, what an incredible place! It reminds me of candy. I guess I'm hungry...

Rebecca Rose said...

Hey doll, congrats on your feature. U truly deserve it coz u are one hot fashionista!!!

Anyway about the place... OMG its so beautiful there. I wonder how long it took them to build it.

Take care.

>>> Rebecca Rose

The Owl's Closet said...

what a beautiful place! i love ur mom's necklace from egypt! gorgeous! thanks for sharing ur pics:)

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cherie said...

what a heavenly place! they truly made it a place befitting of gods! congratulations on your 2BU feature by the way ;)

Rain said...

love the architecture! wow.... really amazes me!

x

cameraholic said...

that necklace is perfect!!

Raisa
http://stylefool.blogspot.com/

aisha said...

its one of my favorite mosques and as a Muslim i would love to go their to experience its beauty full on and also for prayer! great pictures

jamie said...

that necklace is stunning!