About Mosque Design & Development Summit

Dubai’s population grew 5% in 2016 according to the Dubai Statistics Centre, the urban population will be more than 2.4 million residents in 2017. Due to growth in population there is a need to construct more mosques in line with population distribution and density. Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) have dedicated in excess of Dhs 440 million for 2017 investment in new mosque construction. The UAE government subsidizes almost 95% of Dubai’s mosques, with around 5% of them being entirely private. The 2nd Annual Mosque Design & Development Summit will support mosque design, best practice and construction.

The IACAD have announced a total of 68 new mosques projects that are currently under construction 32 are located in Bur Dubai and 31 in Deira. In addition to new build projects 5 existing mosques will be re-built and renovated. The style of the new mosques, will be built in the local style and Fatimi style, while others will follow the Ottoman style, or a modern style. Once the mosques will be completed, will accommodate around 52,600 people. This event will be presented under the patronage of IACAD and will feature speakers from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Etihad ESCO, Wanders Werner Falasi and many others.

Mosque Design & Development Summit will bring industry experts from the region and across the globe to discuss the future of mosque architecture and state-of-the-art technology required to meet aesthetic and energy efficiency goals. The summit will also serve as a platform to discuss updates on the challenges and strategies for designing, constructing, operating and maintaining mosques and present a wide range of insight through case studies, interactive panel discussions and a quick-fire solution and technology showcase.

Key highlights

  • Green and sustainable mosque, environmentally conscious design, acoustics, water and energy efficiency
  • An overview on design directions elements in establishing the image of the mosque
  • how to follow the UAE nationwide strategy to build all mosques eco-friendly and compliant to the latest green standards
  • Exploring the Mosque as a physical representation of Islamic Faith.
  • Exploring the challenges and opportunities in designing, constructing, furnishing and refurbishing mosques to achieve aesthetic, energy and water efficiency goals
  • Hear from the leading architecture, interior design and technology provider across the globe

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Did you know?
  • 61 new mosques are currently under construction. The project is set to cost over Dh398 million
  • There is an opportunity to retrofit up to 5000 mosques across the UAE
  • 90,000 mosques across Saudi Arabia to be made eco-friendly by utilising solar and other renewable sources of energy
  • 40 to 70 mosques/year are being handed over by Qatar’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs
  • $4.6 million is the worth of Sultan Mosque makeover in Singapore
  • $100 million has been invested by Turkey to build a mega-mosque in Maryland- U.S
  • Morocco has launched an ambitious “Energy Efficiency in Mosques” program aiming to provide solar power for all mosques in the kingdom, with the first phase deadline set for 2019
  • 600 mosques in Morocco are set for a green makeover by March 2019
  • 400 mosques in Jordan generate their needs of electricity via solar energy
  • 2,000 mosques in Jordan are expected to be fully running on renewable energy in 2 years

Top Reasons to attend

  • NETWORK with industry experts from the region and across the globe
  • DISCOVER new opportunities associated with the latest development in mosque design and construction
  • LEARN more about the design, construction, operations and maintenance of mosques
  • UNDERSTAND how to position your organization to take advantage of ongoing opportunities
  • PARTICIPATE in discussions on designing, constructing, furnishing and refurbishing mosques across the globe


2017 Advisory Board

  • Eng. Mohammed Jasem Al Mansori

    Head of Engineering Department
    Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department (IACAD)

  • Khaldoun El Zaim

    Tijan Engineering Group

  • Dr. Ahmed Mokhtar

    Professor I Architecture
    American University of Sharjah

  • Eng. Ahmed Jawdet

    Head of Architectural
    Bayaty Architects

  • Prof. Ali A. Alraouf

    Head of Research and Development. Urban Planning Dept.
    Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME Qatar)

2017 Speakers

  • Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Al Qurashi

    Acting Head of Supreme Scholars Authority
    Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD)

  • Faisal Rashid

    Director, Demand Side Management
    Supreme Council of Energy

  • Ali Al-Jassim

    Etihad Energy Services

  • Mustapha Aanzi

    Assistant BD Director – Strategy & Planning
    Etihad ESCO

  • Ehab Mokhtar

    Founder-Managing Director

  • Hannes Werner

    Wanders Werner Falasi (WWFCA)

  • Malak Ali Hassan


  • Abdelkarim Ahmed Alhosani

    Head of Building and Care of Masjed Department
    Government of Sharjah - Directorate of Islamic Affairs

  • Wafa Al-Sabbagh

    Expert Public Works Sector
    Ministry of Infrastructure Development

  • Dr. Ahmed Mokhtar

    Professor I Architecture
    American University of Sharjah

  • Dr. Ibrahim Mubarak Alnaimi

    Secretary General
    Abdullatif Alfozan Award for Mosques Architecture

  • Prof. Mashary Al-Nuaim

    Director General
    National Built Heritage Center at SCTA

  • Prof. Shams Eldien Naga

    Naga Architects

  • Khaldoun El Zaim

    Tijan Engineering Group

  • Wael Al Awar

    Principal Architect / Partner
    ibda design

  • Adel Mokhtar

    Managing Partner
    RAWASEM consultants

  • Ahmed Al Ali

    Executive Chairman

  • Prof. Ali A. Alraouf

    Head of Research and Development. Urban Planning Dept.
    Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME Qatar)

  • Andreas Huber

    Divisional Board Member
    Lindner Group KG

  • Armin Kainz

    Technical Director
    Lindner Facades L.t..d.

  • Johannes Auer

    Board Member
    Digital Elektronik GmbH

  • Jimmy El-Hajj

    Product Manager - Homes
    Honeywell – Environmental & Energy Solutions

  • Prof. Kasper Oosterhuis

    Dutch Creative Industry / ONL BV

  • Dr Shireen Jahnkassim

    Assistant Professor
    Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design International Islamic Architecture, Malaysia