Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Grand Mosque

One of the world’s largest mosques and an architectural masterpiece that beautifully combines Islamic architecture and design

Institutional & Public Buildings
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Institutional & Public Buildings
  • Completed: 2003


Total investment




  • Concrete 210.000 m3;
  • Steel reinforcement 33.000 tons;
  • Minarets height 108 m;
  • Main dome height 80 m;
  • Prayer hall 50×55 m, height 33 m.


Execution of structural works for the construction of the Grand Mosque for Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in Abu Dhabi.
This huge mosque, capable of accommodating over 30.000 worshippers, is be the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the world’s third largest one, besides being the sixth largest religious building in the world.
The complex covers an area of more than 22.000 sqm. During the construction of the mosque’s reinforced concrete shell, 210.000 m3 of concrete and 33.000 tons of steel reinforcement were used.
The mosque is clad in marble and gold. Each of the four minarets rise to a height of 108 m, with the main dome reaching 80 m.
The exceptionally high standards throughout the construction project reflected the nation-wide significance of the Mosque, bearing the name of H.H. the President of the United Arab Emirates. The architectural design of the mosque makes it a landmark building, capable of makign a lasting impression on the worshipper: the central prayer hall, for example, measures 50×55 m, with a 33 m-high ceiling.

Companies involved

Rizzani de Eccher

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