Built at a cost of Dhs18 million, the ‘Martyrs Mosque’ replaces the old cemetery mosque. The mosque also features a women’s prayer hall. WAM
DUBAI: Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of His Highness the Ruler’s Court in Dubai, officially opened the new ‘Martyrs Mosque’ located at Muhaisnah area in Dubai.
The mosque was built following a generous donation from Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Built at a cost of Dhs18 million, the ‘Martyrs Mosque’ replaces the old cemetery mosque. The exterior design of the mosque, which can serve 1,625 worshippers, is inspired by traditional Emirati architecture.
The mosque also features a women’s prayer hall, which can accommodate 300 worshippers.
The official opening ceremony was attended by Ibrahim Bu Milha, Adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs; Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh, Director-General of Dubai’s Department of Finance, DoF, and Abdullah Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, Director-General of the Dubai Government Human Resources Department, DGHR.
The UAE, represented by its humanitarian arm, the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has supplied the Al Jumhuriyah Educational Hospital in Aden with medical equipment and new intensive care unit beds.
On the occasion, Sultan Al Shamsi, ERC Representative, stressed that the UAE will keep supporting Yemen’s health sector as per the directives of the country’s wise leadership.
Dr Tariq Mazeeda, Deputy Director of the hospital, thanked the UAE, and the ERC, for its support for the hospital which has been going on since 2015. The UAE has prioritised the Yemeni health sector, by refurbishing hospitals and health centres and supplying them with ambulances and tonnes of medicines, as well as by building a specialised orthopaedic surgery unit in the hospital.