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Saturday snapshots: House of worship opens its doors
The first Friday prayers at Al Farouq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque and Islamic Centre were offered on Friday. The new mosque, located in Al Safa 1 area, is said to be the largest in Dubai. The architecture resembles the Blue Mosque in Istanbul and has four minarets on the four corners of the courtyard rising to a height of about 58 metres. It can accommodate up to 2,000 worshippers and is the third mosque open to non-Muslims after Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Jumeirah Mosque. The mosque was built with the generosity of Khalaf Al Habtoor, a prominent businessman, at a cost of Dh85 million.
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