Al Farooq Omar Ibn Al Khattab Mosque in Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Al Farooq Omar Ibn Al Khattab Mosque was established in 1988, expanded in 2003 and rebuilt in 2011. The mosque was designed by Mohammed Al Shaikh Moubarak Architects, built by Teem Construction and the interior design done by Kazoo Company.
Al Farooq Omar Ibn Al Khattab Mosque, built with funding from businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor, is the most modern mosque in the region. Accommodating 2000 worshipers and considered one of the UAE’s largest mosques and the third of its kind to open its doors to non-Muslims after the Mosque of late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi and the Grand Mosque in Jumeirah.
Designer Mohammad Anwar, the managing director of the Kazoo Company for interior design, said that the inscriptions in the mosque were Ottoman inscriptions inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul and had an Andalusian touch. Andalusian art is an Islamic art and human heritage that must be preserved. These inscriptions were sculpted by hand by 60 Moroccan craftsmen from the city of Fez, the stronghold of this authentic Andalusian heritage. He added that this great art took two months for design and 10 months for implementation.
The interior of the mosque is comprised of many outstanding features. The carpets were specially manufactured in Germany; a new method of air conditioning was adopted. Chandeliers hanging from the mosque’s ceiling, rising to about 30 metres, add beauty and awe to the atmosphere. Along with the chandeliers, dozens of environmentally friendly copper lanterns equipped with energy-saving bulbs, provide lighting for the interior.;
address: Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque
Al Safa 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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