Wed, 01 Feb 2023

SURAKARTA, 11th December, 2022 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed, Member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, has visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Surakarta (Solo), Indonesia, accompanied by Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, and Gibran Rakabuming Raka, the Mayor of Surakarta.

During the visit, Sheikh Khaled toured the mosque, which was recently inaugurated by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in honour of the late Sheikh Zayed.

The mosque shares design elements with the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, with the addition of traditional Indonesian influences.

Constructed using local materials, the 8,441 square metres mosque can accommodate 10,000 worshippers and features 56 domes and four minarets, along with 32 columns in the main prayer area.

In addition to the mosque, the three-hectare plot in central Java also hosts an Islamic centre, which teaches the importance of religious moderation.

H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed was accompanied by Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Abdullah Salem Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to Indonesia, and a number of senior officials.

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