As I said on INSTAGRAM the Grand Mosque is too beautiful for words, so please just enjoy the pictures.
**Simply Chic Travel Tips: Sheikh Zayad Mosque**
Visit the mosque right around sunset. It's quite spectacular to watch against the white building and going around this time will allow you to see the mosque in all of its night time glory.
Also, women will be provided with an abaya to wear, but I think if you are fully covered from head to toe you don't have to wear what they give you. I wish I would have brought my own scarf for my head because the hood on the abaya kept blowing off.
On another note, I HIGHLY recommend Rosewood Hotel in Abu Dhabi. I'm a self proclaimed hotel snob and this was by far the most, luxurious and high tech hotel I have ever stayed in. The whole room from the curtains to the lights to the television was controlled by the touch of an iPad (see the video) and we won't even talk about how fabulous this tub is! I'd go back just to stay here. No lie.
(iPod controlled rooms)
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