MUSCAT: Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, His Highness Sayyid Shabib bin Taymour al Said will inaugurate the Sayyida Fatima bint Ali Mosque in the Wilayat of Al Seeb. on Friday. The mosque was built on a total area of 63,000 square metres with a building area of 8,100 square metres. The mosque includes the main prayer hall with an area of 600 square metres and it can accommodate 2,200 worshipers. It also includes a prayer hall for 330 women worshipers. It also contains a library, a number of classrooms, a multi-purpose hall, Majlis and parking.
The mosque is located on the sea road in Al Seeb. The officials of the project are keen to give this mosque a special identity that links it with the geographical and cultural environment in the surrounding area. The mosque is constructed in the ‘Mamluk architectural style’, which is one of the most important architectural styles used in the construction of many mosques and important buildings that still exist to this day. The Sayyida Fatima bint Ali Mosque is an important addition to a long series of mosques that have been built throughout the Sultanate and is a landmark of the blessed period of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos serving the citizens at present and future generations of Omanis. — ONA