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The Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque & Centre (Arabic: مسجد ومركز الفاروق عمر بن الخطاب) is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The mosque is named after Umar bin Al Khattab, a companion of the Prophet Mohammed who became the second Caliph after Abu Bakr and was given the title Al Farooq, meaning someone who distinguished truth from falsehood. The original Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque was established on the same site in 1986.
The Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque can accommodate 2,000 worshipers and is considered one of the UAE’s largest mosques and the third of its kind to open its doors to non-Muslims after the Mosque of late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi and the Grand Mosque in Jumeirah.
The main dome rises to approximately 30 metres in height. There are also 15 smaller domes with four additional half domes surrounding the main one.
The external architecture is based on the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, known as the Blue Mosque for the thousands of Iznek tiles that colour its interior walls and arches.
21 domes and 124 stained glass windows
Four pencil-shaped minarets rise high, measuring 65 meters each
60 expert artists and craftsmen from Morocco decorated the interior
Red and gold colored carpet was commissioned in Germany
The mosque was modeled using plaster of Paris and fusaifisa tiles, originating from Fez, Morocco