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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 20 November 2018

Al Ain mosque honoured with architecture award

The Sheikha Salama Mosque in Al Ain was awarded in the central mosques category, out of 122 participants from Gulf countries.

A mosque in Al Ain has won an award for architecture in a competition in Saudi Arabia.

Sheikha Salama Mosque won the Abdullatif Al Forzan Award for Mosque Architecture, selected from 122 mosques in Gulf countries, reported Wam, the state news agency.

The mosque was awarded in the “central mosques” category, while Msheireb Mosque in Qatar won the general category and Arcapita Msoque in Bahrain won the local mosques category.

They were honoured by Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Adviser and Emir of the Makkah Region.

The nearly Dh2 million award money will be divided among the winners.

The award is aimed at promoting relations between communities and mosques based on values of Islamic coherence, said Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the Tourism and National Heritage Authority and chairman of the award’s board of trustees.

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