As we celebrate Eid al-Adha, we highlight destinations around the world where travellers will find some of the most awe-inspiring mosques ever built
Muhammad Ali Mosque, Cairo, Egypt
Famously known as The Alabaster Mosque, it is famed for its more than 136 stained glass windows in the domes.
Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco
Adorned with Islamic geometric tilework, the décor throughout is magical. It is also one of a few in Morocco where non-Muslims are allowed to enter.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE
A truly breath-taking architectural feat, it features 24-karat gold crystal chandeliers and the largest hand-woven carpet measuring 5,630 square metres.
The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
One of Istanbul’s most popular tourist attractions, the majestic building features six tall minarets, unlike more traditional mosques with one to four minarets.
Al Masjid al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Masjid al-Haram is the holiest mosque in Islam. The mosque can accommodate up to four million people and is considered by Muslims to be the most sacred place on earth.
Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Kingdom of Bahrain
Built using marble from Italy, teak wood from India and glass from Austria, the walls of the mosque are decorated with Kufic calligraphy carved by local Bahraini craftspeople.