A specially-designed plaque was unveiled before guests who included Mirza Al Sayegh, Chairman of the College Board, and Dundee Lord Provost Bob Duncan, among others. Image Credit: WAM

Dundee: A ceremony was held on Tuesday to mark the official launch of a £1 million mosque development for the Al Maktoum College of Higher Education campus in Dundee.

More than 70 jobs are expected to be created during the construction phase, which is due to start in September with completion next summer.

The mosque, the first in the city with a minaret, will be a three-storey building with a community area at ground-floor level. Prayer and worship areas will be on the first and second floors.

It will be open not only to Al Maktoum College students but also the community in general.

Designed to complement the architecture in the area, the mosque includes a multi-purpose hall and meeting rooms to tie in with the College’s on-going commitment to multiculturalism while continuing to be part of the wider community.