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Al Rahma - Floating Mosque - Jeddah

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Al Rahma Mosque, Corniche Road, Jeddah Saudi Arabia
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Description

Location and Origin

Located on the edge of the Corniche Road in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is the Al Rahma Floating Mosque, also known as Fatima Al Zahra Mosque. It lies on the northern tip of Jeddah’s waterfront across the Red Sea and is attached to the shore by a walkway surrounded by low walls. The mosque was built in 1985 and is one of Jeddah’s most visited mosques. 

It is known as the ‘floating mosque’ because at high tide, the mosque appears to hover over the waves of the Red Sea below and also because of the stilts that suspend it above the edge of the water.

Architecture

The mosque combines ancient and modern Islamic architecture. It is built in the form of a turquoise domed structure with a white minaret and also consists of 52 outer domes in addition to its main dome. There are also 23 external umbrellas, which are engraved with verses of the Holy Quran.

The mosque has a total of 56 windows, all designed in the Islamic style. The central dome is supported by eight pillars and the roof is inlaid with stained glass, from which hangs a chandelier. The mosque is now equipped with advanced lighting and sound systems. Facilities in the mosque include a prayer area and an area for wudhu (abulation).

The mosque has an open courtyard which offers spectacular views of the coast and a chance to enjoy the sea breeze with the sound of waves adding serenity to the ambience.

 

Location

Al Rahma Mosque, Corniche Road, Jeddah Saudi Arabia

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Ah.Latif A

Ah.Latif A

03/07/2022 08:30

Google review

A very beautiful mosque. Inside & outside. Congregates from Malaysia would normally come here before taking flight home
RAJA ZIA HABIB

RAJA ZIA HABIB

03/06/2022 16:00

Google review

Very beautiful mosque. Sufficient space for men & women. Ambience is very pleasant! Surrounded by water from the west side. Unbelievably beautiful! We all loved the view and our stay was very memorable. Washrooms are clean & tidy and water is always available for your needs.
Sarah Plack

Sarah Plack

01/29/2022 10:21

Google review

It is closed and impossible to get there - we tried walking and Uber and we were not able to get there, even trying multiple paths. So in theory it seems really beautiful - but it is unclear when you can visit from the outside again. According to a police men it may ve possible in March again but there is no official information. Rated 3 stars because it was not possible to do a comment without rating.
RAJA ZIA HABIB

RAJA ZIA HABIB

01/15/2022 13:20

Google review

Very beautiful mosque. Sufficient space for men & women. Ambience was very peaceful! Surrounded by water from the west side. Unbelievably beautiful! We all loved the view and our stay is memorable.
nazmus sadat

nazmus sadat

12/25/2021 23:45

Google review

Beautiful place. The Al-Rahmah Mosque (Arabic: مسجد الرحمة) or Fatima Al-Zahra Mosque is a mosque in Jeddah, Mecca Province, Saudi Arabia.The mosque covers an area of 2,400 m2. It consists of one main dome and 52 outer domes, 23 external umbrellas and 56 windows designed in Islamic style.
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