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.
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.
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?