New prayer halls to be built at Dubai's public parks

Published December 24th, 2006 - 11:47 GMT

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Industry and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, has approved a Dh1.32 million project for building prayer halls in Dubai's public parks. This was announced by Hussain Nasser Lootah, Acting Director General of Dubai Municipality, who noted that a total of 10 prayer halls, each with an area of 800 square feet, will be built in Creekside, Al Mamzar, Al Safa, and Jumeira Beach parks.


Mr. Lootah said the project, which will be completed by the end of next year, will enable visitors to the public parks to perform their daily prayers in a quiet and secluded environment. Zabeel Park, the largest public park in Dubai which was opened in December last year, already has a prayer hall each for men and women, while Mushrif Park hosts a grand mosque that can accommodate up to 200 worshippers. 

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