Aldar announces opening of two mosques in Abu Dhabi
The company has previously built mosques located at Ansam, West Yas, Al Ghadeer, Al Falah, Golf Gardens and Watani
The Yas Acres Mosque and World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi Mosque will welcome their first worshippers during Ramadan, Abu Dhabi-based Aldar Properties has announced. The Yas Acres Mosque has already opened to worshippers, while the World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi Mosque will open on April 30.
According to a statement, the 3,300sqm Yas Acres Mosque is located on the main avenue of Yas Acres, and will serve residents of the development, as well as the surrounding communities. It is said to be designed with a modern and functional style and can accommodate 2,450 worshippers, with separate facilities created for men and women. The mosque will also feature a library and a classroom for teaching of the Quran.
The World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi Mosque will have capacity to welcome more than 900 worshippers and is built over an area of more than 1,950sqm. It is located on the World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi site and will welcome both male and female worshippers to a facility designed on three floors, the statement noted.
“Across each of our communities, we prioritise the creation of prayer and worship spaces to cater to the needs of our residents and those living in surrounding neighbourhoods. Our mosques at Yas Acres and World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi have been designed in a contemporary style to provide an uplifting and spiritual experience for worshippers, while adhering to high standards of green building guidelines. These new mosques will bring the local community together at a most fitting time, to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan,” said Fahad Al Mahmood, chief ventures officer at Aldar Development.
In line with Aldar’s commitment to creating places of worship within its integrated communities, the developer will also open Reem Central Park Mosque towards the end of 2021, with capacity for 2,000 worshippers, the statement from Aldar noted.
As with each of the existing mosques built by Aldar, Yas Acres Mosque, World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi Mosque and Reem Central Park Mosque will be Pearl 2 rated – the second highest sustainability rating as part of the Abu Dhabi’s Estidama Pearl Rating System.