Dubai property investment could rise as new mosque nears opening

15/07/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Dubai property investment could rise as new mosque nears opening

People thinking about investing in Dubai property could be interested to hear that the emirate's biggest mosque is set to open before Ramadan.The Named Al Farooq Mosque and Islamic Centre will be launched on July 29th - two weeks today (July 15th) - ahead of the religious festival that will begin a couple of days later.Accommodating up to 2,000 worshippers at any one time, the facility is spread across 8,700-square-metres of flooring, with the mosque itself taking up just under half of this space, the Khaleej Times reports.Friday prayers will form a part of the opening ceremony for those that have already been invited, including a number of rulers and sheikhs from all of the emirates in the UAE.Elsewhere, it was announced yesterday that global trade from Dubai is continuing to rise, with Dubai Customs revealing that trade increased by 30 per cent in the first four months of the year compared to the same point in 2010.