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Msheireb Mosque at Msheireb Downtown Doha now open to public for prayers

Msheireb Mosque at Msheireb Downtown Doha now open to public for prayers

The Msheireb Mosque, located in the heritage quarter of Msheireb Downtown Doha, is now open to the public for prayers.

Located within Phase 1 of Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), the Msheireb Mosque is in close proximity to the Msheireb Museums and is easily accessible from around the Msheireb neighbourhood and the adjoining souq area.

Msheireb-Mosque-from-InsideSpread over an area of 1,400sqm, the newly unveiled mosque can accommodate 600 worshippers, and house dedicated prayer halls for both men and women. It also has a dedicated parking area and lifts from the basement.

Msheireb mosque incorporates a specifically tailored daylight and sunlight design, to create dynamic sun patches inspired by Qatari motifs within the main hall during prayer hours, and needs no artificial lighting during daylight hours. Embracing key principles of Islamic art, geometric patterns and designs, the Msheireb Mosque fuses Modernist ideas with a historically familiar arrangement of Islamic volumes, spaces and thresholds.

The mosque features a beautiful facade and landscaping with pomegranate, olive and date trees which are mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. The design of the building is based on traditional Qatari mosques, which have for centuries used orientation, shading, natural ventilation and water to create comfortable environments for prayer and worship.

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