Construction of 15 mosques begins in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra by The Department of Municipalities and Transport
The Department of Municipalities and Transport-Abu Dhabi has begun advancement of 15 mosques at the expense of AED 45 million in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra this July, in collaboration with Modon Properties (Modon), a subsidiary of ADQ mandated by the Government of Abu Dhabi to develop integrated tourism destinations and sustainable residential communities.
The building of the 15 mosques come as a broader part of the Department of Municipalities and also Transport's tactical growth plan.
In general, 20 mosques will be constructed in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including seven mosques in Abu Dhabi, five mosques in Al Ain, and also three in Al Dhafra.
The Department of Municipalities and Transportation, in co-operation with Modon, provided the initial five of these mosques to the General Authority for Islamic Affairs as well as Endowments last Ramadan.
H.E. Hamad Al-Mutawa, Executive Director of Operations Affairs at the DMT said: "The Department of Municipalities and Transportation is eager to carry out the regulations of our wise management to improve people's quality of life in the Emirate by providing all manner of facilities, both now and in the future.
The establishment of these mosques comes within the structure of the department's plan to build 20 brand-new mosques in Abu Dhabi Emirate in line with its vision and objectives to establish lasting and incorporated metropolitan neighbourhoods that have easily available services, contributing to accomplishing neighbourhood satisfaction."
Al-Mutawa added: "Work with constructing these mosques is based on a comprehensive research study conducted by the department and its subsidiaries to determine the demands of the regions and to create the necessary solutions as well as a framework that ensures homeowners' comfort and also well-being.
This is in line with the growth in the Emirate as well as its objective to place itself as one of the best cities in the world to live, invest and explore."
Talking about the growth of the mosques, Abdul-Qader Al-Jabri, Task Manager at Modon Residence, stated: "These 15 mosques assist homeowners of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to delight in an integrated lifestyle.
Positioned in designated areas, each mosque will certainly offer a wide section of both citizens and also residents of the Emirate, following the vision of the development of Abu Dhabi."
"The structure of these mosques mirrors the bigger strategic development of the city, aiming to improve the worth of the Emirate's properties and also reflect its unique cultural character.
Via such tasks, we want to improve the lives of those that live in Abu Dhabi, remaining to include in the development of the Emirate's different efforts, helping us satisfy the goals of the population."
Wrapping up, Al-Jabri claimed: "We are pleased to proceed our teamwork with the Division of Municipalities as well as Transportation and also the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and also Endowments.
Our business concentrates on operating in tandem with a series of various partners to enhance Abu Dhabi as a globally leading destination."
Two designs fulfilling the requirements set by the General Authority for Islamic Matters and Endowments have been provided for the 15 mosques.
The place of each mosque was identified ahead of the beginning of building in consultation with the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, taking into account current and also future populace circulation patterns.
In Abu Dhabi, the mosques are located on a total land area of 17,392 square metres; in Al Ain, the mosques are located on an area of 15,247 square metres; as well as in Al Dhafra, they lie on an area of 9,219 square metres.
Each of the 15 mosques includes a women petition area, muezzin and also imam holiday accommodation.
They likewise consist of inner and external ablution locations.
The overall capacity of all 15 mosques is 6,334.
In Abu Dhabi, the mosques can hold a total of 2,928 worshipers; in Al Ain, they can hold a total of 2,162 worshipers; as well as in Al Dhafra, they can hold a total of 1,244 worshipers.
All 15 mosques are to be completed before 2020; they shall then be delivered to the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments.
The contracts for the construction of the mosques were awarded to Desert Development Contracting and Capital NFR Contracting & Building Projects.
Modon Properties has delivered five temporary mosques in sectors 7, 12, 14, 23, and 25 in Riyadh City, providing worship space to over 2,000 worshipers.