Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fujairah Mosque Influenced by Istanbul’s Süleymaniye Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque being constructed in Fujairah is influenced greatly by the design of Istanbul’s Süleymaniye Mosque in terms of its size, tall and slender minarets, the many domes and spacious courtyard.

The original Süleymaniye Mosque (it was ravaged by fire in 1660) was ordered by Sultan Süleyman who saw himself as a ‘second Solomon’, through his building of such a magnificent place of worship.

At this stage of the construction in Fujairah, although the minarets and domes are incomplete, one can appreciate their style and get a good idea of the mosque’s characteristic features.

Take a Look

Some photos of the mosque taken on 28 February 2012 are posted in this photo album, along with earlier pictures.


Latest Photos and Report on Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Fujairah, FIF, 28 October 2012.

Check out the Progress of Fujairah’s New Mosque, FIF, 28 October 2011.

Foundation Laid and Walls Rising on the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Fujairah, UAE, FIF, 2 April 2011.

Large Mosque Rising in Fujairah, UAE, FIF, 6 June 2010.

Geoff Pound

More Fujairah news updates, resources and photos about Fujairah are posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.

Image: A photo taken this week (28 February 2012) of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Fujairah.

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