A magnificent example of Muslim architecture. Natural materials were chosen for much of its design and construction due to their long-lasting qualities; including marble, stone, gold, semi-precious stones, crystals and ceramics. The library houses classic books addressing a range of Islamic subjects— sciences, calligraphy, civilisation, coins and the arts, and includes rare publications dating back more than 200 years, comprised in a broad range of languages from Arabic to Korean. Reflective tiled pools and huge columns surround the Mosque and coloured floral marble and mosaics pave the 17,000 square metre courtyard. The grounds are also the final resting place of the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.