The scale, the artistry and the serenity: the dream-like architecture of the Emirati capital is thoroughly impressive.
I'm getting left behind by our guide, but I just can't stop taking photos.
The symmetry of arches, shine of white marble domes, glitter of inlaid precious stones, the calmness of refelctive pools.
Surely Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque must rate among the world's most beautiful buildings.
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