The UAE has built a new mosque in the Scottish city of Dundee, at a cost of over $2m, the WAM news agency reported.
The £1.35m ($2.11m) Al Maktoum Mosque near Al Maktoum College of Higher Education (AMCHE) campus in Dundee was opened by UAE Ambassador to the UK Abdul Rahman Ghanem Al Mutaiwee.
The mosque was built under the patronage and generous contribution of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance.
The three-storey mosque is around 650 square metres in size and located on a plot of 1,650 sqm. The mosque is designed to accommodate 160 male and 100 female worshippers and also includes a hall for meetings and events.
Present at the opening ceremony were Mirza Al Sayegh, Chairman of the AMCHE’s Board of Trustees, Dr Ahmed bin Hazeem, Director of Dubai Courts, Lord Elder, Chancellor of AMCHE and Hussein Halawa, Imam of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin.