The Department of Municipalities and Transport – Abu Dhabi has begun development of 15 mosques at a cost of AED45 million in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra this July, in collaboration with Modon Properties (Modon), a subsidiary of ADQ mandated by the Government of Abu Dhabi to develop integrated tourism destinations and sustainable residential communities.
The construction of the 15 mosques comes as a wider part of the Department of Municipalities and Transport’s strategic development plan. Overall, 20 mosques will be constructed in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including seven mosques in Abu Dhabi, five mosques in Al Ain, and three in Al Dhafra. The Department of Municipalities and Transport, in co-operation with Modon, delivered the first five of these mosques to the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments last Ramadan.
Hamad Al-Mutawa, Executive Director of Operations Affairs at the DMT said: “The Department of Municipalities and Transport is keen to implement the directives of our wise leadership to improve people’s quality of life in the Emirate by providing all manner of facilities, both now and in the future. The establishment of these mosques comes within the framework of the department’s plan to build 20 new mosques in Abu Dhabi Emirate in line with its vision and goals to develop sustainable and integrated urban communities that have easily accessible services, contributing to achieving community satisfaction.”
Al-Mutawa added: “Work on building these mosques is based on a comprehensive study conducted by the department and its subsidiaries to identify the needs of the regions, and to develop the necessary services and infrastructure that guarantee residents’ comfort and well-being. This is line with the development taking place in the Emirate and its goal to position itself as one of the best cities in the world to live, invest in and visit.”