A display of the Quran will be held at the special mosque, worth Dh55 million.
Dubai: Dubai plans to build the first floating mosque in the world, which will cost about Dh55 million. The ambitious Religious Tourism Project was unveiled by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai with the goal of promoting Islamic travel in the United Arab Emirates.
The three floors of the cutting-edge building, which is expected to be finished in 2024, each have their own distinct functions. An underwater prayer room is located on the first story; a multifunctional multipurpose hall is located on the second floor; and an Islamic exhibition is located on the third floor. This amazing project, which can hold 50 to 75 worshippers, promises to be a beacon of spiritual tranquilly and cultural enlightenment.
The mosque will also hold a Quranic exhibition that traces the development of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Quran from its conception to the distribution of the most recent editions around the world.
At a press conference held on Thursday at the department’s headquarters, Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai, along with other notable individuals from various departments, made the historic announcement. The “Religious Tourism Project in Dubai” seeks to publicise Dubai’s standing as a destination for religious travel that welcomes people from all backgrounds.
According to Dr. Abdullah Ibrahim Abdul Jabbar, who is in charge of the Religious Tourism Initiative, the project entails a number of activities, such as the Dubai Iftar, a singular assembly of religious leaders, and trips to eminent, modern, and historic mosques.
Distinguished officials, including Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai, and other well-known individuals from various departments, attended the press conference at the department’s headquarters, where the historic project was unveiled.
The UAE has the ability to attract international tourists, and we regard humanity as being a higher and more complete idea than any other notions now in use, according to Ahmed Khalfan Al Mansouri, a cultural communication consultant with the Department.
In addition to highlighting the importance of tourism as a means of bridging cultures and a major draw for tourists and investors, he also emphasised the UAE’s well-deserved reputation for hospitality, safety, and acceptance of diversity.
The “Religious Tourism Project in Dubai” intends to highlight Dubai’s reputation as a major destination for religious travel around the world, inviting tourists from all backgrounds. It supports the Dubai 2025 strategy’s objective of making Dubai the most visited city in the world by that year. According to Dr. Abdullah Ibrahim Abdul Jabbar, who is in charge of the Religious Tourism Initiative, the project entails a number of activities, such as the Dubai Iftar, a singular assembly of religious leaders, and trips to eminent, modern, and historic mosques. The “Hala Ramadan” campaign also includes social, athletic, and educational initiatives that promote harmony and cross-cultural interaction.
In addition, he discussed the Quranic Garden, which offers both Muslim and non-Muslim tourists a glimpse into Emirati traditions during festivities while fostering cultural exchange and joyous celebrations, as well as the festive markets that are situated close to important mosques and shopping malls. Fatwas, consultations, and other initiatives that go along with them will make Dubai a desirable travel destination for both Muslim and non-Muslim travellers.
With the completion of this enormous project, Dubai will expand its influence internationally and may anticipate a 3–4% increase in tourist traffic, which will promote intercultural understanding and integration even more.