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The Deputy Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has recently inaugurated the Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Mosque in Al Quoz.

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The mosque was named after the son of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It is one of several mosques to be named after the late Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

New Mosque Named After Dubai Ruler's Late Son

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Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Mosque Inaugurated in Al Quoz

The design of the new mosque is inspired by Islamic architecture, the Dubai Media Office reported. Notably, the Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Mosque:

  • Spans a building complex covering more than 38,000 square feet
  • Has a ground-level hall that can accommodate more than 500 worshippers
  • Features a secondary hall that can accommodate about 200 worshippers
  • Has a hall exclusively for women that can accommodate 200 worshippers and a library
  • Includes a Quran learning school that covers around 19,000 square feet
New Mosque Named After Dubai Ruler's Late Son

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Aside from HH Sheikh Maktoum, the inauguration was also attended by: HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group; HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation; and Mohammed bin Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

New Mosque Named After Dubai Ruler's Late Son

Image Credit: Dubai Media Office

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The inauguration of the Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Mosque is a significant occasion, especially now that the Holy Month of Ramadan has begun. Meanwhile, if you are planning to go to Abu Dhabi soon, don’t forget to visit the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

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