This Is UAE’s First Female Designed Mosque

Dubai a place known for its beautiful and creative mosques has an addition to its list. This one is made by a woman architect and is absolutely a sight for sore eyes. This mosque is named after the Late Mohamed Abdulkhaliq Gargash. It was funded by the Gargash family and designed by Sumaya Dabbagh, it is built along a busy road in Al Quoz.

“Religious buildings are often used to express opulence and status,” said Dabbagh. “For the Gargash Mosque, the client’s brief was to have simplicity. Thus the minimal design approach has created a building that stands out in its setting.” Here are some of the pictures of the beautiful mosque:

“We aimed to create a sanctuary, a sense of calm amongst the visual clutter and noise of the industrial Al Quoz district,” said Dabbagh. “The design approach is a response to the site, the setting, local materials available and equally importantly the experience created,” she said. “All of these considerations have created a contemporary design that is of its time and place.”

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