The Grand Mosque at Gate Avenue in Dubai International Financial Centre is now open to worshippers.
Completed in 2019, DIFC's Grand Mosque was conceived by RMJM to be a modern and non-conformist facility.
While the exterior is minimal, the interior is more elaborate and include an expansive main chandelier that is inspired by the traditional Muqarnas. The outer cubist form uses a hanging mashrabiya screen in a geometric Islamic pattern that acts as a veil to provide shade and privacy to certain areas.
The 14,500 sqft. mosque's design credentials led to it being shortlisted for the upcoming d3 RIBA Gulf Architecture Festival 2020.
Organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects as part of its Gulf Chapter, the event will run from November 11th-13th, in parallel with the Dubai Design Week.
Located at the promenade level in Zone D, the mosque now welcomes the public five minutes before the call to prayer. There are still, however, some restrictions. Access is not available for Dhuhr prayer on Fridays, the ladies' section is currently closed, along with the ablution areas and toilets.