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Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Reopens to the Public

One of Abu Dhabi's most iconic cultural sites, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, will reopen to visitors from October 4

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4 October 2020

Last updated on 27 October 2020
Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Reopens to the Public

The Founder's Memorial in Fujairah has also reopened on Sunday

Starting Sunday October 4th, 2020, the doors to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi will reopen to the public. According to Emirates News Agency WAM, Fujairah's Founder's Memorial, a tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed, will also join the mosque in reopening for all visitors.

Both of the tourist sites have been closed since March 15 as part of the UAE authorities' health and safety measures against the Covid-19 outbreak.

Those looking to enter the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque or the Founder's Memorial will be required to keep in mind the safety measures in place. To ensure a safe experience for all, both sites have established thermal screening cameras, maximum visitor capacities, informative signage, and mandatory online booking prior to a visit.

To prevent crowding, as well as to ensure physical distancing, group tours will not be available just yet.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of Abu Dhabi's most popular tourist and cultural destinations. In TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice Awards 2019, it also placed as one of the top ten best travel landmarks in the world in a list that also included the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House and the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai.

"Grand is an understatement. The architecture, the white marble and the beautifully maintained green gardens are stunning," said TripAdvisor.

In 2019 alone, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque attracted over 6.6 million visitors worldwide.

In the following weeks, other places of worship across the UAE are also set to reopen.

UAE health authorities reported 932 new Covid-19 cases, 1,287 full recoveries and three deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 99,733.

Ever since the pandemic reached UAE borders, 89,410 have recovered from Coronavirus in the country.