A few hours ago, The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque social media account announced that it’s finally going to reopen to the public after being closed since March of this year due to the government’s pandemic restrictions to help protect public health and safety. The construction of the mosque was completed in 2007 making it one of the largest and most architecturally outstanding mosques in the world. It attracted more than 6.6 million visitors back in 2019.
The mosque can actually take up to 40,000 worshippers across its 120,000 sqm space, and although preservation of social distance is currently vital; crowds and public tours will continue to be prohibited. But if you’re planning to visit the mosque, you must book the trip in advance by visiting their website, all you need to do is fill the forum with a few of your personal details and the date and time of your preferred time to visit.
Thermal screenings are expected to take place before entering the mosque as well as periodic deep cleans throughout the day.