Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 27 October 2020

Contemporary mosque opens in Dubai

The design is inspired by Islamic architecture and blends traditional elements with a contemporary style

A mosque that can accommodate 500 worshippers has opened in Dubai International Financial Centre.

The Grand Mosque was designed by architectural firm RMJM and completes the sequence of buildings on Gate Avenue’s promenade.

The design is inspired by Islamic architecture and blends traditional elements, such as mashrabiya with a contemporary style.

A mashrabiya is a type of projecting window enclosed with carved wood latticework and stained glass.

The mosque is enveloped by a perforated screen that allows light to enter.

It also includes a women's prayer area and can also host worshippers for Friday prayers.

Updated: October 12, 2020 03:48 PM