Works begin on five temporary mosques in Abu Dhabi's Riyadh City

Works have started on the construction of five temporary mosques across the northern part of Riyadh City, a new master planned development in Abu Dhabi

Modon temporary mosque in Riyadh City.
Modon temporary mosque in Riyadh City.

Abu Dhabi-based developer Modon Properties announced on Sunday that works have begun on the construction of five temporary mosques across the northern part of Riyadh City, a new master planned development in the UAE capital.

A contracting company has been appointed to develop the mosques in sectors seven, 12, 14, 23 and 25, according to a company statement.

The mosques will be evenly distributed across the development and will have the capacity to welcome more than 1,600 worshippers, accommodating between 200 and 475 each.

Three of the mosques will have a surface area of 250m2 while the other two will each cover 450m2 of space. 

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Abdulla Al Sahi, chief executive officer of Modon Properties noted that with the holy month of Ramadan approaching, Modon Properties has prioritised the development of temporary mosques based on requests received from residents in the area.

Al Sahi said: “We promise to deliver state-of-the-art infrastructure in the coming years to the residents of Riyadh City.

“We are committed to making Riyadh City a thriving community where people can enjoy quality alongside a comfortable and stable lifestyle with all the facilities they need, including places of worship.”

The mosques will be built based on international standards and will be movable to other plots, once the permanent mosques have been built.

“We are very pleased that the [General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments] and the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities have agreed to help us open five mosques in such a short time,” he added.

Riyadh City covers almost 8,000ha of land, which is equivalent to 85% of the land area of Abu Dhabi island.

Once completed, it will increase available residential plots in Abu Dhabi by 45% and will be the largest residential community development in the Emirate housing 200,000 UAE nationals.

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