Most people explore Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque between 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Intricate decorations and features can be explored for 30 to 60 minutes after the 60-minute guided tour of the mosque.
You could require an additional 30 minutes on weekends and other busy days due to long lines.
Plan accordingly because the Sheikh Zayed Mosque is enormous, measuring more than 12 hectares (30 acres).
Nighttime views from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque are breathtaking. The white columns are more strikingly reflected in the courtyard's pools, which sparkle against the night sky. To reflect the moon's phases, a unique lighting system projects blue-grey clouds of changing intensities onto the mosque's outside walls. Every two days, the mosque's colour gradually shifts from white to blue, deepening as the moon gets smaller. The mosque is illuminated in its darkest blue on the fourteenth night of the cycle to denote a "no moon." Additionally, the lights are intended to create the appearance of clouds moving across the mosque.