Eco-friendly mosque to come up in Dubai

Eco-friendly mosque to come up in Dubai

Dubai will have the largest, most modern and eco-friendly mosque estimated to be built at the cost of $6.8 million to reduce energy and water consumption by 15-19 per cent.

The 45,000 sq ft mosque in an area of 105,000 square feet will come up by 2013, the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation has announced. The project is expected to cost $6.8 million and the facility will accommodate 3,500 worshippers at one time.

It will feature green spaces, particularly gardens on the roof. In addition, the mosque will have technologies such as solar panels to heat water for ablution and recycle plants to treat water for gardening and washroom purposes. The mosque will also house the Imam’s (priest) house and will be equipped with the latest technologies in energy efficiency to curb wastage in air-conditioning and air purity system.

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