Dr Sheikh Sultan tours the mosque and views its facilities on Monday. WAM
Sheikh Sultan with dignitaries at the opening of the mosque in Al Dhaid City. WAM
Dr Sheikh Sultan unveiled the curtain to mark the official opening of the mosque, which was built using the characteristic architectural styles of the Fatimid mosques, and can accommodate 1,850 worshippers.
The Ruler of Sharjah then toured the different parts of the mosque and viewed its facilities.
Built on a total area of 1,830 square metres, the mosque is flanked with a 72-metre-tall minaret. The cost of the construction is estimated at Dhs21.5 million.
A view of the mosque. WAM
The mosque bears the name of Al Ketbi, who was martyred in 2015 while performing his national duty as part of Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen, underlining his sacrifice and heroism in serving his country.
The martyr's family members expressed their appreciation of His Highness' efforts and attention provided martyrs' families.
The inauguration of the new mosque was attended by a number of Sheikhs, officials, and dignitaries.
Expressing thanks for the generous grant, Al Hazami emphasised that such a gesture will have a positive impact on the sports sector and contribute to promoting the achievement of the desired goals and aspirations in the emirate at all levels.
Earlier, Dr Sheikh Sultan directed the Sharjah Department of Human Resources to employ 1,000 citizens during the current year (2021) in the cities and regions of the Emirate of Sharjah, with a budget estimated at Dhs300 million.
His Highness added that the new building will provide a conducive environment for the two organisations to best perform their tasks and responsibilities toward promoting the cultural learning and developing the skills of Emirati writers and publishers.
Established in 2017 by the late Sheikh Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Sharjah Architecture Triennial is one of the late Sheikh Khalid’s imprints and the best-known monuments and the first and foremost platform for architecture and urbanisation in the Middle East, North and East Africa and Southeast Asia.
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