DUBAI — An eco-friendly mosque which is expected to reduce energy and water consumption by upto 18 percent will come up in Dubai by the end of 2013, UAE daily The National reported on Tuesday.
The AED 25 million ($6,806,239) mosque will be built by the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation and will be located behind Al Rowad village near the Clock Tower Roundabout in Deira.
The 45,000-square-foot mosque will be in a 105,000-square-foot area and being the largest mosque in Dubai, it will accommodate 3,500 worshippers, the report said. The mosque will feature green spaces, particularly gardens on the roof for heat insulation.
In addition to green building technologies such as solar panels to heat water for ablution and the Imam’s house, the mosque will host recycling plants to treat water used in ablution for gardening and washroom purposes. — Agencies