Dubai's biggest mosque set for opening ahead of Ramadan

29/07/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Neil King
Dubai's biggest mosque set for opening ahead of Ramadan

Dubai's biggest mosque is set to open later today (July 29th) and will be able to accommodate as many as 2,000 worshippers at any one time. The Al Farooq Mosque is situated in the Al Safa area of the emirate and is spread across 8,700-square-metres, with the mosque itself taking approximately half of this space. Emirates 24-7 reports that the building's opening will be marked by Friday prayer later in the day ahead of Ramadan later this weekend, people considering Dubai property investment may be interested to hear. The building's architecture is based on Ottoman and Andalusian styles, according to the news provider, while the Blue Mosque will also have a collection of 4,000 Islamic and other religious titles. It is thought a number of rulers and sheikhs have been invited to the building's opening after being expanded earlier this year. Elsewhere, the University of Dubai revealed yesterday (July 28th) that it has seen a 20 per cent rise in online registrations compared to last year.