UAE’s first green mosque set to open soon

UAE’s first green mosque set to open soon

Building a sustainable future

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A new eco-friendly mosque, the first of its kind in Dubai, is preparing to open shortly according to The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation

Tayeb Al Rais, secretary general of The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), revealed that a green mosque that will span over 105,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 3,500 people is set to complete soon, with 85% of the structure already built. "Through this mosque, we hope to inspire many more such eco-friendly initiatives that are in line with Dubai's vision for a sustainable future," Rais said.

The project has been designed using standards and specifications mandated for green buildings, and aims to achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification for the conformance with the requirements set by the US Green Building Council.  

"We have utilised latest green technologies available in the region's first eco-friendly mosque project. The installation of mixers that are in line with the specifications of green buildings will help reduce water consumption. Care has been taken to moderate the speed of water flow from taps in the ablution areas. Used water will be recycled and utilised in washrooms and for plant irrigation," said Mohammad Hassan, Director, Investment, AMAF.