Aldar Properties (“Aldar”) has announced that both Yas Acres Mosque and World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi Mosque will welcome their first worshippers during the holy month of Ramadan. Yas Acres Mosque will open for Friday prayers on April 16, while the World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi Mosque will open on Friday, April 30.
Located on the main avenue of Yas Acres, the new 3,300 square metre mosque will serve residents of the development, as well as the surrounding communities. Designed with a modern and functional style, Yas Acres Mosque will have capacity to welcome 2,450 worshippers, with separate facilities created for men and women. The mosque will also feature a library and a classroom for teaching of the Quran.
Built over an area of more than 1,950 square metres, the World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi Mosque will have capacity to welcome more than 900 worshippers. The mosque is located on the World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi site and will welcome both male and female worshippers to a facility designed on three floors.
In line with Aldar’s commitment to creating places of worship within its integrated communities, the company will also open Reem Central Park Mosque towards the end of 2021, with capacity for 2,000 worshippers. As with each of the existing mosques built by Aldar, Yas Acres Mosque, World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi Mosque and Reem Central Park Mosque will be Pearl 2 rated – the second highest sustainability rating as part of the Abu Dhabi’s Estidama Pearl Rating System.
Fahad Al Mahmood, Chief Ventures Officer at Aldar Development said: “Across each of our communities, we prioritise the creation of prayer and worship spaces to cater to the needs of our residents and those living in surrounding neighbourhoods. Our mosques at Yas Acres and World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi have been designed in a contemporary style to provide an uplifting and spiritual experience for worshippers, while adhering to high standards of green building guidelines. These new mosques will bring the local community together at a most fitting time, to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan.”
As part of Aldar’s provision of leading community facilities, the company has previously built mosques located at Ansam, West Yas, Al Ghadeer, Al Falah, Golf Gardens and Watani.