Based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the mosque opened to the public in December 2007. It is the eighth largest mosque in the world (accommodating up to 40,000 worshipers) and the colour of its illumination changes with the waxing and waning of the moon getting bluer towards the new moon.
There are four minarets on the four corners of the mosque which rise about 115 m in height. There are 57 domes covering the outside yard and the main building as well. The domes are decorated with white Bianco marble from Pietrasanta, Italy and the interior decoration is made of white marble from Laas, Italy. The courtyard is paved with floral marble designs and measures about 17,000 m2
The mosque holds two world records including the largest carpet in the world measuring 5,627 m2 and weighing 47 tons, and also the largest chandelier in the world – there are seven imported chandeliers from Germany made from gold-plated copper and fitted with millions of Swarovski crystals. The largest chandelier has a 10 m diameter and is 15 m height.