ABU DHABI, Look, Travel

SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE ABU DHABI

7. June 2014
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To show you this adorable masterpiece is a great pleasure for me guys! I am so thankful and happy I have the possibility to discover the world’s treasures and to share it with you on Skinnycature. As you see from the shots I am talking about the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – a project of the late president of the United Arab Emirates that became a national icon!  While staying in Abu Dhabi we just couldn’t miss the possibility to visit this architectural beauty. I was warned that I must literary cover my body, so the outfit you see on the shots was covered by the traditional piece – Abaya. It felt somehow absolutely strange for me but as I respect the traditions and culture of each country I just did it ;-)

Well, I must admit that day the temperature was incredible (I am very honest by saying we had officially 40 degrees centigrade, but I could swear it was even hotter) and I really suffered ;-) taking the shots under the burning sun. But as we had a tight schedule we couldn’t choose any other time slot for sightseeing.

The Mosque appeared to be absolutely spectacular in its architectural and creative beauty. If I’m not mistaken it took about 12 years and labor of 3000 people working at temperatures far over 40 °C to complete this project. Designers, features, materials and suppliers from nearly every corner of the globe (among them Italy, Germany, Morocco, India, Turkey, Iran, China, Greece and the UAE) were involved. The mosque site is equivalent to the size of approximately five football fields!!! And I must say It constitutes one of the most amazing and prominent architectural monuments in the world combining tradition and modernity. And of course one can’t forget all the precious materials and unique interior design.

I am so sure I’ll always remember this unforgettable travel moment! <3

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/Pictures by Tobias Wirth/

DRESS: BB & J BOUTIQUE (shop here)

SHAWL: BURBERRY

HEELS: NINE WEST

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58 Comments

  • Reply alessandra978 8. June 2014 at 11:41

    What a beautiful experience! I love your look with this oriental touch, especially the shoes are beautiful
    Happy Sunday, dear Lena
    Alessandra
    http://stylosophia.wordpress.com

  • Reply Baobab 8. June 2014 at 13:22

    I love abu dhabi i want back again and the big mosque is a magic place!

    have a nice day!

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  • Reply kashaya 8. June 2014 at 17:53

    Lovely photos and I love your dress too.=)

  • Reply Dania 8. June 2014 at 19:19

    Great place to visit and amazing sandals!
    Kisses

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  • Reply alimackin2013 9. June 2014 at 0:05

    Oh wow how exciting to see this in person!! And to travel to someplace that would be so outside most westerner’s comfort zone. Great post.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  • Reply Patricia 9. June 2014 at 7:36

    Wow! This place looks really great and so do you ;))

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  • Reply Sofia 9. June 2014 at 8:42

    Wow, the place, the pics ! Gorgeous, just as your outfit and you :)

    Bisous !
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  • Reply Sabrina 9. June 2014 at 9:36

    amazing pics! love your sandals ;)

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  • Reply itgirlbyeleonorapetrella 9. June 2014 at 9:52

    So lovely pics! <3
    Kisses,
    Eleonora
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  • Reply Estefania 9. June 2014 at 10:08

    I love your look,kisses.
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  • Reply Sophia 9. June 2014 at 10:18

    This are so beautiful, i love every pictures.
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  • Reply babirobles23 9. June 2014 at 10:42

    Amazing pictures!
    Kisses
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  • Reply MiraDevils (@MiraDevils) 9. June 2014 at 10:42

    You look marvelous Lena!! Love the cute dress and the heels are to die for! Wow the mosque is breathtaking. Sorry you had to take the pics in the scorching sun.

    xx Mira

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  • Reply Jasmine 9. June 2014 at 10:46

    Fabulous pictures! The mosque is amazing. Love your look. The sandals are to die for.

    Jasmine x

    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

  • Reply andrea 9. June 2014 at 10:46

    wowwww, the sandals are amazing!!!! you´re beautiful!!!

    Nuevo look, te espero en mi blog, guapa
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  • Reply Whitney V 9. June 2014 at 11:47

    Stunning shots, looks gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  • Reply mademoiselle mode 9. June 2014 at 13:26

    I dream to go to Abu D <3

    Kisses
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  • Reply Sandra Leiva 9. June 2014 at 13:32

    Beautiful pictures, dear!!

    xx

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  • Reply Floortje 9. June 2014 at 16:26

    Beautiful photos and outfit!

    XX
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  • Reply mari 9. June 2014 at 17:08

    wow! stunning look!! i adore your outfit!

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    grazie
    Mari

  • Reply Lady Lilith 9. June 2014 at 17:35

    Your outfit really is adorable. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Reply Elo' Cupcake 9. June 2014 at 20:21

    Your outfit is lovely even perfect I’d say ♡
    The place is gorgeous, it makes me want to go there *_*

  • Reply Jess 9. June 2014 at 21:34

    Beautiful look! Gorgeous shoes! :)
    Have a great week!

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

  • Reply Laura S. 10. June 2014 at 6:06

    Wow,this is absolutely amazing!!! Lucky you.. hope to visit that place some day.. :)

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  • Reply Rena 10. June 2014 at 9:24

    Perfect outfit for the location!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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  • Reply carmen 10. June 2014 at 9:33

    amazing place & Beautiful dress!
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    kiss

  • Reply guapayconestilo 10. June 2014 at 18:30

    Preciosa entrada las fotos son ideales
    y estas realmente guapa
    Un besito
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