Ahead of Ramadan, construction of seven mosques across Emirates completed


As Ramadan is around the corner, Muslims in the Arab region is soon going to break into celebrations after a month of fasting and prayers.

While the celebrations are awaited, another reason to rejoice this Ramadan is the addition of seven new mosques across the Abu Dhabi emirate region.

The locations of these mosques are in Abu Dhabi island, Al Shamkha, Shakhbout, Jebel Hafeet, Al Amira South and Al Sila city. These mosques can collectively accommodate around 3,000 worshippers at a time.

While these mosques can accommodate worshippers in thousands, the capacity of the mosques has been capped to 30 per cent in order to curb the spread of Covid-19. For now, around 130 worshippers can be accommodated owing to the COVID-19 protocols.

In a statement released by the Abu Dhabi Media Office by the Department of Municipalities and Transport, it said, “The mosques were developed as a part of our plan to introduce 20 new mosques in the capital to support our vision of sustainable urban development for the welfare and happiness of society. Working alongside Modon Properties, these new additions will serve both citizens and residents.”

The mosques have been built as a 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 newly constructed mosques have an 18-metre minaret with a copper crescent built in traditional Emirati style, the main prayer hall and one for women, along with separate male and female ablution areas.

In 2013, the Abu Dhabi Executive Council directed that all new mosques should be built in traditional Emirati vernacular and that new mosques should have prayer areas for women.

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