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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center Questions & Answers

North Houston, Texas

How much is the ticket for the entrance? I like to do it on my own, can I do that or I have to hire a agency tour?

Thank you

2 months ago Answer

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It’s free for entrance. You need to bring your valid photo ID with you. If you are female, there is a dress code.

Opening hours are 9:00-22:00 Saturday-Thursday and 16:30-22:00 on Fridays.

But note that it’s different during Ramadan.

00am-14:00 Saturday-Thursday and the mosque is completely closed on Fridays.

They also only offer tours at 10:00am on the days they are open.

You can of course do your own. There are two options.

If you plan to stay in Dubai,

One is taking a bus from Main bus terminal in Dubai( Al Ghubaiba bus terminal) to Abu Dhabi bus station. But you might need to take another bus or taxi to the bus terminal in Dubai and to the Grand Mosque from main bus terminal Abu Dhabi. The taxi fare is considerably cheaper that the one in US. If you took one for 15-20min, the fare would be 30-40AED(8-11USD). And the bus fare to Abu Dhabi is 25AED(6.8USD).But it would take around more than 2hrs in total.

My recommendation is another way, taking a taxi directly from your place in Dubai: it would cost 250-275AED(68-75USD). And you can get there around 70-90min if the traffic is okay. You can use meter taxi or you can negotiate it with taxi driver.

You can also use Uber, by make sure you get a 50% discount coupon. It would be as expensive as taxi fare if you you use it. Otherwise it would be around double price. Uber in Dubai, the driver is offered a LEXUS CAR by Uber contractor company. So you can consider it as nicer version of taxi.

There are many taxi waiting outside the Grand Mosque.

I would recommended you to stay one night in Abu Dhabi. On the first day go to Grand Mosque in the morning at earliest time. It would take 1-2hrs to go around. Then you can visit other spots in Abu such as Emirates palace (7star hotel) by taxi. On the second day I would use a whole day to go to Ferrari Park and Yas water park by a combined one day Pass. For Yas water park definitely better buy Fast Pass ticket if you wanna ride all the water slider instantly for all day. With a normal ticket you have to wait for 30min or more for each time.

This is all to your question. Feel fee to ask me if you got anything. As I live in Dubai, I am willing to help your questions

2 months ago
North Houston, Texas
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Thank you so much

2 months ago
Miami Beach, Florida
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It is free. Please make sure to confirm when are going as they close on Fridays and don’t wear shorts.

2 months ago
Goole, United Kingdom
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Do you have the website to book the free your please. Thanks.

2 months ago
Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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It is completely free

2 months ago
Wasaga Beach, Canada
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Sorry I can not answer this as I was with a group

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It's a free entry. Just don't forgot to wear long pants. You can visit it any time, except Friday noon as from 12 to 1:30 there will be big Friday prayer. Otherwise it's open from morning till 10 pm.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Its free to enter. I went on my own on friday for friday prayer but it's closed to tourist. I also went on tuesday. Make sure you have no liquid as they got a security check. Go between sunset it's really nice then

2 months ago
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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You don't need to pay any cost for the entry

2 months ago
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Its free for visit, No ticket to buy.

2 months ago
Alibaug, India
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Its absolutely free

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Entrance is free, and you can visit on your own. Admission isn't allowed at Prayer time. If you do go wearing shorts, it's not a problem. They will supply with an appropriate garment to cover yourself.

I've never done the guided tour, have only ever "browsed" on my own.

2 months ago
Poprad, Slovakia
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I forgot but I think its fot free.

2 months ago
London, United Kingdom
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Yes it's all free, as is the parking. So definitely a place not to be missed.

Hope that helps

2 months ago
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The entrance/tour is free. You can walk around on your own and have an audio guide but need to take ID to take advantage of this. The guided tour is well worth joining in and ours group was approx 20 people and you get to go in the main prayer room and take closer pictures of the decor and ask questions. They do run several tours throughout the day. If you are not wearing appropriate clothing then suitable garments are provided for both men and women and again is provided free of charge.

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The tour iis free. I also dislike doing things in a group but the tour is just asmall group with a guide telling u about the history and architecture. You will miss out hugely if u simply go inside look around and leave. The tour is short only maybe 15 - 20 mins but if u did not have a guide u would be in and out in 5 mins and not know what you had seen nor about the architecture or what it meant. Definately do the tour. U can pre book or book it there directly. Tours are frequent like every half hour or hour. Do the guided tour you will miss out otherwise and its totally free.

2 months ago
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