We’ve seen Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and been amazed by it - the feeling's shared by TripAdvisor too! The mosque was ranked second among the world’s top 25 landmarks in TripAdvisor's 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards.
Travelers from around the world chose the Grand Mosque as a superb tourist destination, surpassed only by Peru’s Machu Picchu.
“Grand is an understatement,” said TripAdvisor of the Grand Mosque, which also ranked first among 70 tourist sites in Abu Dhabi. “The architecture, the white marble and the beautifully maintained green gardens are stunning.”
Check out TripAdvisor’s top 10 world attractions below:
1 Machu Picchu – Machu Picchu, Peru
2 Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
3 Taj Mahal – Agra, India
4 Great Cathedral and Mosque – Cordoba, Spain
5 St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City, Italy
6 Angkor Wat – Siem Reap, Cambodia
7 Bayon Temple – Siem Reap, Cambodia
8 Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood – St. Petersburg, Russia
9 Gettysburg National Military Park – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
10 Ancient City Walls – Dubrovnik, Croatia
Based on reviews of worldwide tourist spots, TripAdvisor uses an algorithm to find what travelers think are the most amazing global destinations. The results, announced on 17 June, take into account both the quantity and the quality of the reviews.
So, if you haven’t already, make sure to take a trip down to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre!
INFO: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, free entry, 9am-10pm Sat-Thu, 4:30pm-11pm Fri, Ramadan timings 9am-12 noon, 1pm-2pm Sat-Thu, Abu Dhabi, www.szgmc.ae/en/