With a size as large as to fit 40,000 parishioners, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque is one of the world’s major mosques. It has the world’s chief carpet which is hand knotted, over a 1000 pillars, 82 domes and glided chandeliers of 24 carat gold. A chandelier which is 15m tall, has a diameter of 10m and weighs 15 tonnes, controls the central gallery. The pools that are adjoining the mosque add intensity to the magnificence of the ambience. The brilliant gold and white colour that shines in the sun is changed after sunset by an extraordinary lightning system which recreates moon’s phases.