Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Burj Khalifa named among the world's best landmarks

Two UAE landmarks have found place in TripAdvisor’s 2017 list of top 25 world landmarks.

Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has been ranked as the world’s second most favourite landmark, while Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is placed 22nd on the list, according to the travel booking and planning website.

Ahmed Juma Al Za’abi, deputy minister for presidential affairs and chairman of the board of trustees of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, in a statement, said: “Achieving second place for two years in a row, as one of most significant architectural monuments in the world, culminates the tremendous efforts and exceptional services the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque offers to visitors from all walks of life.”

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque opened for worship in 2007, after work commenced on it during the nineties. The mosque features four minarets and eighty-two domes, representing different Islamic styles. It is well known for its diverse Islamic architecture and pure white colour. More info

By Staff