The Reflective pools

The reflective pools that run around the perimeter of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque are a traditional feature of Islamic architecture and gardens across the centuries. A total of 10 rectangular pools surround the Mosque and are tiled in different shades of blue. Nearly 7,000 square meters of water breathes freshness and life into the architecture and cools the bright shimmer of the white marble. The view is especially spectacular by night when a specially designed lighting system projects bluish-gray clouds onto the white surfaces of the Mosque.