I had often wondered what the inside of a mosque would be like. In Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates I had the chance to visit the very large and beautiful Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Here are just some of the photos we took to show the incredible work which has produced the very ornate stucture and furnishings. The enormous carpet was hand made by between 1,200- 1,300 carpet knotters in Iran using New Zealand and Iranian wool . The seven chandeliers are made from millions of Swarovski Crystals. Marble mosaics adorn the walls and the courtyard. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre welcomes visitors. Having the opportunity to experience this part of Middle Eastern culture was a highlight of our trip to the UAE.