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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE. File photo
Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque came in third place among the top 10 world landmarks, according to global travel platform TripAdvisor.
The top ten list was announced as part of TripAdvisor’s ‘Travellers Choice Awards’. This year’s awards recognised 759 landmarks across 68 countries and eight regions across the globe.
According to TripAdvisor, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is "by far the youngest world landmark" on the top ten list, adding that the Mosque "holds its own against more established icons."
Cambodia’s Angor Wat and Spain’s Plaza de Espana took in first and second place, respectively.
Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings from TripAdvisor travellers, gathered over 12 months.
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Fujairah witnessed 1,304 worshippers performing Taraweeh prayer. The Tahajud prayer was performed by 5,103 worshippers.
The UAE capital made the exclusive list after the Chinese-owned website identified its top five destinations for expanding any travellers’ horizons with art and culture-filled holiday.
In 2019, the mosque's guests ranged between tourists (81 per cent) and UAE residents (19 per cent). Men were the most frequent visitors to the mosque, accounting for 53 per cent of the total tally, whereas women accounted for 47 per cent.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre has launched several initiatives and activities to help enrich the experience of People of Determination of the Centre.
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