x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

UAE builds Dh7.7 million mosque in Scotland

The Al Maktoum Mosque was inaugurated by the UAE Ambassador to Britain, Abdul Rahman Ghanem Al Mutaiwee. It was built beside the Al Maktoum College of Higher Education.

Opening of the Al Maktoum mosque in Dundee, Scotland. The mosque was built at the expense of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid. (Photo courtesy of Wam)
Opening of the Al Maktoum mosque in Dundee, Scotland. The mosque was built at the expense of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid. (Photo courtesy of Wam)

A UAE-funded mosque has opened in Scotland's fourth largest city.

The Dh7.7 million Al Maktoum Mosque was inaugurated by the UAE Ambassador to Britain, Abdul Rahman Ghanem Al Mutaiwee. It was built beside Al Maktoum College of Higher Education, and both are under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance.

The three-storey mosque covers more than 650 square metres and can accommodate 160 male and 100 female worshippers. As well as prayer halls, there is also space for meetings and events, reported WAM, the sate news agency.

Guests at the opening ceremony included Mirza Al Sayegh, chairman of the college's board of trustees.

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