Seven new mosques completed in Abu Dhabi during Ramadan
Mosques are in areas including Abu Dhabi island, Al Shamkha, Shakhbout and Jebel Hafeet
Seven new mosques were completed in Abu Dhabi emirate during Ramadan.
The mosques, on Abu Dhabi island, Al Shamkha, Shakhbout, Jebel Hafeet, Al Amira South and Al Sila city, can collectively accommodate almost 3,000 worshippers.
But with the capacity of mosques capped at 30 per cent to curb the spread of Covid-19, they hold between 121 and 132 worshippers each.
They were built as part of a plan to open 20 new mosques in the emirate – 10 in Abu Dhabi City, five in Al Ain and five in Al Dhafra.
“The mosques were developed as a part of our plan to introduce 20 new mosques in the capital to support our vision of a sustainable urban development for the welfare and happiness of society,” the Department of Municipalities and Transport said.
“Working alongside Modon Properties, these new additions will serve citizens and residents.”
The mosques feature an 18-metre minaret with a copper crescent, the main prayer hall and one for women, along with separate male and female ablution areas.
They also have accommodation with a kitchen, living room and bedrooms.
The mosques were delivered to the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments during Ramadan.
Modon has so far completed 15 of the 20 planned mosques.
Updated: May 12, 2021 02:30 PM