The library’s location is unprecedented in the history and design of world mosques
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Library
A veritable treasure trove for literature-inclined bookworms, the specialised, state-of-the-art library at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre promotes intercultural discourse and interaction by showcasing the powerful continuity and traditions inherent in books spanning multiple Arabic and Islamic eras.
On the third floor of the Northern Minaret of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with unobstructed views in all directions, the library’s location is unprecedented in the history and design of world mosques.
Highlights include rare Arabic calligraphy collections and copies of the Holy Qur’an printed in Europe between the years 1537-1857. There are also more than 50,000 rare editions of manuscripts and imprints.
Opening Times: Sunday to Wednesday 9am - 8pm and Thursday 9am - 4pm; Saturday 9.30 am - 4.30pm. The library is closed on Friday and all religious and national holidays.
Where: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
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