In a bid to boost religious tourism in the United Arab Emirates (UAE),The Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai launched a religious tourism project in the emirate, which includes the construction of the first floating mosque in the world, which is expected to be completed next year.
The mosque consists of three floors: the first is an underwater floor for prayer, the second is a multi-use hall, and the third is an Islamic exhibition. It can accommodate between 50 and 75 worshipers, and its total cost is approximately 55 million dirhams, as well as the Qur’anic exhibition, which represents the journey of the Qur’an of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. from the beginning of the idea to the writing, all the way to the final copies distributed around the world.
The religious tourism project in Dubai is concerned with implementing a set of plans, programs and initiatives that serve the field of Islamic tourism.
This came during a press conference held at the department’s headquarters today, in the presence of the Director General of the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities, Dr. Hamad bin Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, the Executive Director of the Mosque Affairs Sector, Mohammed Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, the Executive Director of the Islamic Affairs Sector, and Dr. Omar Mohammed Al Khatib, The Cultural Communication Advisor, Ahmed Khalfan Al Mansouri, the Executive Director of the Charitable Work Sector, Mohammed Musabih Dhahi, and the department directors.