The design of this mosque was inspired by verses of the Holy Koran and the basic architectural forms of Islamic Architecture.
The edifice, a pure combination of squares and the Sahn – a pure octagon – float over a wading pool. The dome of the mosque is the largest freestanding glass dome in the world, spanning a diameter of 76m. The structure of its double skin is designed to give full protection from the excessive heat and solar rays.
Location Al Ain, UAE
Site Area 205,000 m2
Built-Up Area 49,000 m2