Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has been ranked second in the world’s top 25 tourism attractions by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website.
It was beaten only by Machu Picchu in Peru in the list and beat the likes of India’s Taj Mahal and St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City in Italy.
“Grand is an understatement. The architecture, the white marble and the beautifully maintained green gardens are stunning,” said Tripadvisor of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre.
India’s Taj Mahal and St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City in Italy were also highly-ranked.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre was also ranked higher than the Great Cathedral and Mosque, Cordoba, Spain, Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia, and Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,USA.
“TripAdvisor travellers have helped identify some of the best attractions around the globe,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “These award-winning landmarks and parks are an ideal starting point for taking in the world’s must-see sights.”