Italian artisans in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Approximately thirty different types of marble were used in the construction of the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque, including:
SIVEC from Greece and Macedonia, used on the external cladding (a total of 115,119 square metres of cladding has been used on the mosque, including the four minarets);
- Lasa from Italy, used in the internal elevations;
- Makrana from India, used in the annexes and offices;
- Aquabianca and Marmo Bianco Pi from Italy;
- East White and Ming Green from China.
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