Dubai is building the world’s first underwater floating mosque. It will have a capacity of 50-75 worshippers. The mosque will be located on the Dubai Water Canal and is expected to be completed in 2024.
Dubai is getting ready to build the world’s first floating mosque, and it’s going to be really special. This amazing project will cost around Dh55 million. The people in charge of religious activities in Dubai called the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, have shared their big plans. They want to make Dubai a top place for people interested in Islamic tourism.
They’re working hard to finish the mosque by the year 2024. This unique building will have three levels, and each level will have a different use. The first floor will be a place for underwater prayers. The second floor will be a hall that can be used for many different things. And the third floor will be a place to learn about Islamic history. It can hold between 50 to 75 people, making it a peaceful and special place for worship.
Not only that, but the mosque will also have an exhibit about a special Quran. This Quran belonged to a very important person named Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and it will show how copies of it have spread all over the world.
This exciting news was shared in a big meeting with authorities, including Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, who is in charge of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai. Another influential person, Ahmed Khalfan Al Mansouri, talked about how the UAE has the potential to attract visitors from all over the world. He said they want to bring people together and celebrate their differences.
They have a plan to make Dubai a major spot for religious tourism. They want everyone, no matter their background, to feel welcome. They’re hoping that by 2025, Dubai will be the most visited city in the whole world.
Dr. Abdullah Ibrahim Abdul Jabbar, who leads the project, explained that they have many activities planned. These include special gatherings, visits to old and important mosques, and even programs for sports and learning during Ramadan. They want to bring people closer and share their culture.
Future Of Tourism
They’re also going to create a special garden about the Quran and have fun markets near big mosques. This way, both Muslim and non-Muslim visitors can learn about Emirati traditions and have a good time. They’ll have experts available to answer questions and give advice, making Dubai a great place for everyone.
This is a huge project for Dubai, and they believe it will bring a lot more visitors – up to 3 to 4 percent more. It’s not just about more tourists, but about people from different backgrounds coming together and understanding each other better. It’s an exciting step for Dubai and the world.