Modon commences work on Riyadh City's five mosques in Abu Dhabi

Master developer expects to complete construction on the mosques by Q2 2020 in time for the Holy Month of Ramadan

Each mosque will accommodate between 400 and 500 worshippers. [representational]
Each mosque will accommodate between 400 and 500 worshippers. [representational]

Construction work has commenced on five mosques in the northern part of Riyadh City — set to be the largest residential community in Abu Dhabi — that Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company’s Modon Properties is currently developing, with the mosques set to accommodate 2,500 worshippers once completed.

According to the UAE’s state-held news agency, Wam, the mosques site has been chosen in collaboration with the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE) alongside the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMT). The mosques will be built in five different basins including, 15RD, 24RD, 28RD, 30RD, and 32RD.

Work on the five permanent mosques is expected to be completed by Q2 2020, in time for the Holy Month of Ramadan. Each of the five mosques will have a capacity to accommodate between 400 and 500 worshippers.

The mosques have been designed in a distinctive and traditional architectural style keeping in mind the standards set by the GAIAE, which will also manage the mosques once completed. In terms of area, two of the mosques will cover 487m2 of land each, while two others will be 609m2 each, and the fifth one will cover 593m2 of area in Riyadh City.

Each of the five mosques will comprise a women’s prayer room, a muezzin room, and an imam room, in addition to two internal and external ablution areas.
Speaking about the project, chief executive officer of Modon Properties, Abdulla Al Sahi, said that the project comes in line with the developer’s “commitment to building integrated residential communities in Abu Dhabi”.

According to information published on Modon Properties’ website, upon completion Riyadh City will be home to 121 mosques in addition to 26,500 homes, 65 schools, 156 retail outlets, 21 hospitals and clinics, 15 fuel stations, as well as 300 parks and leisure facilities.

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