The mosque is located in a prime location within Dubai Maritime City. While the mosque takes into consideration the Qibla axis; connectivity also plays an important role in the mosque’s placement to ensure for pedestrian and vehicular connectivity from a variety of nodes. For example the mosque has been generously setback for pedestrian access from both the main roads as well as the community park. Vehicular traffic has been limited to the surface for cost saving purposes to the developer while achieving the necessary parking requirements. The surface parking has also been segregated into distinct zones to allow for ease of access for both male and female worshipers. Shaded passageways and courtyards have been strategically placed along the main pedestrian paths to promote social interactions while creating a modestly vibrant atmosphere for the local community.
The main driver for the design was to create minimalist masses with finely accentuated details representing the essence of traditional mosque architecture within the region.
The cladding of the mosque is ornate yet the outer “skin” is comprised of steel frames and aluminum paneling that provides an iridescent glow from within the prayer hall to attract visitors of all ages. The minimalist form would bestow the project with a timeless nature thereby ensuring that it would remain as a distinctive attraction for both worshipers and visitors alike.