Emirates News Agency – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center TripAdvisor ranked one of the world’s most popular attractions

ABUDABI, June 28, 2022 (WAM) – According to TripAdvisor 2022 reviews, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center (SZGMC) has gained a significant reputation as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.

SZGMC ranked first in the region and fourth in the world in the “Top Attractions” sub-category at TripAdvisor’s recently announced “Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2022: the Best of the Best Destinations” based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews. and ratings for experiences, tours, activities and attractions. It also ranked ninth worldwide in the Top Cultural & Historical Tours sub-category.

This achievement is part of a series of successes that highlight mosques as a significant cultural monument on the world tourism map, as well as its reputation as a unique building that stands out among the world’s places of worship. and cultural and tourist attractions. Previously, TripAdvisor ranked the center among the top three in the world.

The importance of the SZGMC goes beyond its religious status as a place of worship, as it plays a key role in promoting the UAE’s message of coexistence, peace and compassion among world cultures, and in the rebirth of Islamic civilization as a striking model of Islamic architecture.

Every year, the mosque receives around 7 million visitors and admirers from different religions and cultures, which can be described as an ever-changing painting that embodies tolerance and coexistence between people who come together at the crossroads of dialogue and cultural convergence.

It also offers a variety of programs, activities, initiatives and experiences related to Islamic culture and knowledge, and supports the UAE’s role in raising awareness of noble values ​​and principles.

In addition, the SZGMC Visitor Center allows tourists to spend the day enjoying the exhibition halls, theater, library and Aljami Souk.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center operates as part of an integrated system run by qualified staff specializing in a variety of fields to provide visitors with an exciting experience, including cultural tours offered by specialists in Arabic and English, as well as Arabic and English Sign Languages. .

The Centre’s outstanding achievements have opened up new horizons and allowed it to keep pace with developments, developing plans and strategies aimed at ensuring optimal performance in its cultural role and offering visitors unforgettable adventures.

Translated by Mervat Mahmoud.


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