The Great Mosque of Sheikh Zayed became, in a brief period of time, one of the major points of pride and attraction for the city of Abu Dhabi, as the third largest mosque in the world. For the Islamic community, the high value and religious dedication is associated with a sacred place, that also honours the memory of their beloved Father of the United Arab Emirates . The architectural importance and grandeur of the building, make the Mosque undeniably a reference point for all to visit dignitaries, visitors, and locals alike. Among the breathtaking aspects of this revered site is the extraordinary mosaic and marble work throughout the building structure, both inside and out, exemplified and proven as the product of many years of commitment and dedication by a unique and time-honoured, centuries-old Italian company, Fantini Mosaici. Through the fruits of its labour on this project, Fantini has successfully created a global meeting point, bridging the diverse cultures, religions, and sensibilities, of the middle-eastern, western and far eastern worlds. Fantini s unmistakable quality of excellence and artistry pay tribute to the splendour of one of the modern wonders of the Arab-Islamic world.