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09 December 2021

Madinat Badr Masjid opens for prayers in the heart of Muhaisnah

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Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has today announced the opening of the Madinat Badr Masjid in Muhaisnah - Dubai, during an official ceremony attended by several dignitaries including His Excellency Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of His Highness The Ruler’s Court of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Islamic Bank, His Excellency Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) in Dubai, in the presence of the senior managements representing both organizations.

Located in a strategic location at the intersection of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed highway (E311) and the Al Khawaneej highway, the mosque holds a total capacity of 1600 worshipers, with a Moorish style architecture. It is designed to be inspired by the Alhambra palace and fortress complex, located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. Set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, the distinctive aesthetic features sloped roofs cladded with terracotta tiles, horseshoe or ‘Moorish’ arches and a colonnaded courtyard.

The intricately decorated interiors feature elaborate geometric motifs, and engraved Arabic calligraphy painted with gold-leafed stucco, all under an ornate, arabesque patterned ribbed dome

Commenting on the opening, Dubai Islamic Bank said, “Madinat Badr has established itself as one of the best residential and mixed-use developments in the Middle East in three categories for year 2021, and as it grows to become the latest addition to Dubai’s vibrant urban landscape, Dubai Islamic Bank is very proud to announce the opening of Madinat Badr Masjid, a major milestone completion in this project. The new mosque is set to become the heart and soul of the Muslim population in the community and the surrounding area and will help residents to fulfil their spiritual duties as well as host their religious celebrations around the year, especially during Ramadan and the two Eids.”

The grand space of the main hall has been designed to evoke humility, unity, and spirituality in worshippers, offering full internal views of both the praying niche (mihrab) and pulpit (mimbar). While natural lighting is brought in through tall windows on the surrounding walls and smaller octagonal, modern adaptations include a state-of-the-art sound system equal to that used in the Grand Holy Mosques of Makkah and Madinah, and external parking spaces.