ADTA mosque tour to highlight Ramadan
Abu Dhabi, July 15, 2010
Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority’s (ADTA) guided tours of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in UAE’s capital will highlight the significance of Ramadan during the upcoming Holy Month.
The complimentary tours, which normally run from 10 am-11 am Saturdays to Thursdays, will run from 11 am during Ramadan with UAE national guides who will give visitors a detailed brief on the mosque and its architecture and the traditions of Ramadan.
Visitors will also receive a commemorative complimentary pack of Ramadan focused postcards being produced by ADTA.
“Our guests – whether residents or visitors will be able to get a better understanding of the meaning of Ramadan through our tours and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a most appropriate setting for this cultural dialogue,” said Nasser Al Reyami, director, tourism standards, ADTA.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which stands as a welcoming beacon to the UAE capital, has emerged as one of Abu Dhabi’s most popular attractions in ADTA’s first international visitor survey.
The mosque, named after the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is an architectural statement which combines traditional and modern Islamic designs and construction techniques with craftsmen from around the world being involved in its creation.
“The mosque has been a culturally inclusive facility since its very inception – a fitting legacy to Sheikh Zayed and his work in promoting international co-operation and understanding,” added Al Reyami.
During Ramadan visitors can see the mosque without a tour from 9 am until 11.30 am on all days except Fridays, when the mosque is open to worshippers only. – TradeArabia News Service