It's really hard to convey how ominous this mosque really is but the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque is just that...ominous. With an estimated cost of a HALF-BILLION DOLLAR$, it announces a huge presence as you're driving into Abu Dhabi.
You can't see it in the photos but the white tone is so bright. It's hard to conceive how this is achieved especially considering the sand storms seem to paint everything in tan. Construction is scheduled to complete some time in 2009.