DMCC to build mosque at JLT in Dubai
Dubai, July 18, 2013
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (DMCC) yesterday (July 17) announced plans to build a mosque at Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai that will accommodate over 1,000 worshippers, including an upper level prayer area for over 300 women.
DMCC, a government authority dedicated to establishing Dubai as the global gateway for commodity trade and licensing authority for the DMCC Free Zone, said the design of the mosque will be inspired by Ummayed/Andalusian architecture and will be named in honour of Uthman Ibn Affan, the third Khalifah.
“DMCC is continuously looking at ways to enhance the environment for the 70,000 people currently working and living in Jumeirah Lakes Towers. We spend time listening to our members and residents which is why we are in the process of completing the 55,000-sq-m park and now have the pleasure in announcing the construction of a community mosque,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DMCC executive chairman.
“The Uthman Ibn Affan Mosque will complement several existing prayer halls by providing a much needed opportunity for men and women to pray within their community and is an essential natural next step in improving quality of life and sense of belonging,” he added.
The mosque will be constructed on a site comprising of part of Lake A and some adjacent land. In addition to the mosque further large scale parking and landscaping will be constructed.
The fastest growing and soon to be the largest Free Zone in the UAE, DMCC Free Zone, continues to expand its mixed-use Free Zone and freehold community. There are currently 65 mixed-use commercial and residential towers and over 200 retail outlets in operation within Jumeirah Lakes Towers.
DMCC is also set to meet its commitment made in early 2011 to accommodate more than 7,200 companies by the end of this year. - TradeArabia News Service