A stunning new structure has appeared on the downtown horizon in Al Ain, giving a modern look to the city's skyline without altering the traditional Arabian character and the cultural uniqueness.
The structure is a mosque that has replaced the old Shaikha Salama Mosque. The building was designed by the famous Jordanian architect Jafar Tukan who has many beautiful structures in his portfolio.
With a capacity of almost 4,800 people, the construction of the new mosque has recently been completed and it is now awaiting an official opening. External works with landscaping is currently taking place between to the mosque's plot limits and the adjoining street.
The mosque covers an area of 35,873 square metres and the design includes an extra 1,000 car parking spaces to meet future needs. Al Ain Municipality had given the design and supervision contract to Aldar Properties in October, 2007.