Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah (Arabic: مَسْجِد ٱلشَّيْخ زَايِد فِي ٱلْفُجَيْرَة, romanizedMasjid Ash-Shaykh Zāyid fil-Fujayrah), is the main mosque in the Emirate of Fujairah,[4] and the second largest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the mosque with the same name in Abu Dhabi.[1][2]

Sheikh Zayed Mosque
مَسْجِد ٱلشَّيْخ زَايِد فِي ٱلْفُجَيْرَة
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Religion
AffiliationSunni Islam
OwnershipGovernment
Location
LocationFujairah, the U.A.E.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah is located in United Arab Emirates
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah
Location in the United Arab Emirates
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah is located in Middle East
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah (Middle East)
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah is located in Asia
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah (Asia)
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 25°7′33.89″N 56°19′36.77″E / 25.1260806°N 56.3268806°E / 25.1260806; 56.3268806
Architecture
TypeMosque
StyleOttoman and Moorish[1][2]
Groundbreaking2010[1]
Completed2014[1][2]
Construction costAED 210 million[1]
Specifications
Capacityabout 28,000[3]
Length420 m (1,380 ft)
Dome(s)65[2]
Minaret(s)6
Minaret heightbetween 80 and 100 metres (260 and 330 feet)
Site area39,000 m2 (420,000 sq ft)[1]

HistoryEdit

The mosque opened in 2015, and Fujairah's ruler, Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, led the first Eid prayers.[1][2]

GeographyEdit

The mosque is located on Mohammed bin Matar Road in central Fujairah City.[1][3]

StructureEdit

Similar in appearance to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul,[1][2] this large white mosque[4] is a landmark that is visible from many locations in the centre of the city.[5] It can hold around 28,000 worshippers,[3] and measures 39,000 m2 (3.9 ha; 9.6 acres). It has 65 domes and six minarets, between 80 and 100 metres (260 and 330 feet) in height. The courtyard of the mosque, with fountains and gardens, can hold 14,000 people.[1][2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Haza, Ruba (24 September 2015). "UAE's second-largest place of worship opens for Eid prayers". The National. Fujairah. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Al Hameli, Asmaa (2015-10-18). "Fujairah mosque worthy of Sheikh Zayed's great name". The National. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  3. ^ a b c Fujairah Map, UAE: Fujairah Tourism & Antiquities Authority, 2018
  4. ^ a b Walker, Jenny; Ham, Anthony; Schulte-Peevers, Andrea (2016-08-01). Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula. Lonely Planet. ISBN 978-1-7865-7305-6.
  5. ^ MacManais, E. J. (Summer 2018). "Sheikh Zayed Mosque – Our very special landmark". www.fujairahobserver.ae. UAE: Fujairah Observer. pp. 60–63.

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