A stunning image of Sharjah Mosque has been captured from space by KhalifaSat, the first Emirati-built satellite.
On Saturday, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre released the image on Twitter.
The satellite has captured numerous high-resolution photos of landmarks and well-known locations since it was launched into space onboard a Japanese rocket in 2018.
“The fascinating domes of Sharjah Mosque from space,” MBRSC said on Twitter.
“This photo, taken by KhalifaSat, shows the Sharjah Mosque, which can accommodate more than 25,000 worshippers. The mosque is considered a unique model of Islamic architecture.”
The building opened its doors in 2019 and was inaugurated by Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Sharjah.
Located in the Al Tay area of the emirate, it was built at a cost of Dh300 million.
It is the largest mosque in Sharjah, covering an area of about 186,000 square metres.
The image by KhalifaSat shows off the building’s unique Ottoman style, plus its huge parking space and large gardens.
Its main hall can accommodate thousands of worshippers, hundreds of women in its dedicated female pavilion and many more people outside.
The mosque is open to non-Muslims and a souvenir shop is now on site.