• The Architecture

The Architecture

The mosque is a work of art that sticks vividly to the minds of its visitors, tourists and foreigners, with its spectacular Islamic architectural style inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Its outer appearance and inner stunning beauty blend Andalusian art with Turkish and Moroccan arts. Its walls make their marvellous appearance through engravings in bright colours and the distinguished Arabic calligraphy used in inscriptions of Qur’anic verses, the Majestic Name of God “Allah”, and some of His Most Beautiful Names.

Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque & Centre has four minarets designed in a way inspired by the Ottoman style of building minarets with conic endings like a sharp pencil. These minarets have been made of reinforced concrete, each 55 meters high above ground level with a conical top of 8 meters. They are adorned with decorative bars of glass-fibre reinforced concrete and painted with the same colour of the domes. As for the cylindrical part, it is covered with the same substance, yet in white and in a ridged form. This part includes two terraces adorned with the traditional Islamic decorative honeycomb vaulting.

The mosque is remarkable for its 21 domes that resemble the architectural style of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque, in Istanbul. The main dome is surrounded by four semi-domes and the diameter of each circle in it amounts to 29 meters. The ceiling of the mosque is decorated with inscriptions of Qur’anic Ayahs and other stunning Islamic drawings and inscriptions implemented by a team of 60 Moroccan craftsmen from the city of Fez, Kingdom of Morocco. There is also the windows glass: a creative masterpiece in the art of glass paining, mostly in blue. It took two months to complete the design of the mosque and ten months to finish implementation.

To add to the beauty and solemnity of the mosque, a set of brilliant chandeliers hang from its ceiling among the domes that the height of some reaches 30 meters. The set is completed by tens of copper lanterns inspired by the heritage environment of the United Arab Emirates. The floors of the mosque are covered with carpets made in Germany, especially for the purpose.

The Salah hall has an area of 1500 m2 and a capacity of 1800 people who can perform congregational Salah simultaneously. The hall is square and almost void of pillars except for only four that support the ceiling of the dome, which renders the hall more spacious and makes performers of Salah feel the majesty and openness of the place.