While embracing the fact that mosques are not only considered religious places but are also community centers providing incubating environment for education, DAR AL OMRAN's religious architectural designs provide a nurturing atmosphere holding a natural spiritual and social sensation on the inside as well as the outside.

Through comprehensive understanding of the place, community and culture, DAR AL OMRAN’s professional team of architects creates remarkable religious centers inspiring unique structures that lend and reflect the essential principles of Islam’s doctrine, while celebrating the cultural aspect of the place.





    State Grand Mosque


    Location: Baghdad - Iraq

    Services Provided: Design Competition (1st prize)

    Total Built-up Area: 60,000 m2

    Starting Date: 1982

    Completion Date: 1982

    Capacity: 40,000 prayers


    Al Khore Mosque


    Location: Qatar

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area: 5,000 m2

    Starting Date: 1986

    Completion Date: 1986

    Capacity: 3,000 Prayers




    Ali Bin Abi Taleb Mosque


    Client: Ministry of Al Awqaf - Qatar

    Location: Doha - West bay - Qatar

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 3,000m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 3,500,000

    Starting Date: 1986

    Completion Date: 1989

    Project Description:


    The Project consists of the following:

    • The mosque.
    • Dar Al Quran.
    • Residence for Al Imam and Al Muathin.
    • Commercial Center.



    The Grand Mosque


    Client: Riyadh Development Authority

    Location: Al-Riyadh-Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design Competition, Design & Architectural Supervision

    Total Built-up Area: 30,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 50,000,000

    Starting Date: 1984 Design - 1988 Supervision

    Completion Date: 1985 Design - 1992 Supervision



    Project Description:


    This project assisted the revitalizing of the historic city centre of the capital Riyadh, the Grand Mosque project was awarded the Aga Khan Award of 1995 for Islamic architecture.


    Through developing the existing streets, landscaped plazas and pathways of the area this enhanced the aesthetic of the area, this project consists of two main components; the Grand Mosque, that can accommodate 20000 worshipers, a Quranic schools, offices, shops and employees residences. The second component is the Justice Palace.


    The most important characteristic of this project in addition to offering intellectual and urban development; is the use of local materials and patterns in a contemporary style with the use of modern materials and techniques.



    Ja'far Ibn Abi Talib Mosque and the Shrines of the Prophet's Companions


    Client: Ministry of Awqaf & Islamic Affairs

    Location: South Mazar - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area: 14,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 8,500,000

    Starting Date: 1994 Design - 1995 Supervision

    Completion Date: 1995 Design - 1999 Supervision



    Project Description:


    Winning first prize in a design competition, Ja'far Ibn Abi Talib Mosque and the Shrines of the Prophet's Companions' project came to rehabilitate the existing mausoleums and surrounding areas  of Al Mazar near the battle site of Mu'ta, where Ja'far Bin Abi Taleb and Zaid Bin Harithah; two of the Prophet's (P.B.U.H.) Companions' mausoleums were built.


    Consisting of two phases for planning and design, the first phase involved designing a grand mosque, rehabilitation of the existing mausoleums, as well as building an education centre, mu'athen and Imam residences, a commercial centre, and a motel, while the second phase connected the first phase with the battle site where the mausoleum of Abdullah Bin Rawaha is situated, through designing landscaped plazas and gardens.



    Abu Obayda Mosque


    Client: Ministry of Al-Awqaf

    Location: Jordan Valley - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design Competition, Design

    Total Built-up Area: 7,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 5,500,000

    Starting Date: 1994

    Completion Date: 1995



    Project Description:


    Stemming from the purpose of connecting the Prophet Companions mausoleums in Jordan Valley by a spiritual path from north to south, the Abu Obayda Mosque project won first prize in an architectural competition, reflecting the rich heritage of Islamic architecture interpreted in a contemporary approach.

    Providing shade and a sense of serenity using the calming water sound and colourful fruit trees, this project includes a mosque with a praying hall that can hold over 2000 people , a Dar al-Quran (school), a library, an administration building, in addition to a commercial centre, staff residences, a Friday market and landscaped areas.



    Al-Kazim Mosque


    Client: Mr. Mohammed Al-Kazimi

    Location: Hay Ad-Diyar/Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area: 1,900 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 750,000

    Starting Date: 1996 Design - 1997 Supervision

    Completion Date: 1997 Design - 1998 Supervision



    Project Description:


    Located in one of Amman's new neighborhoods, this mosque has become a community center and a landmark for this part of the city. Its design creates an urban composition which interacts with the surroundings at several levels, while its architectural character is inspired by traditional architecture. The mosque is composed of several functions including prayer halls for men and women, a multi-purpose hall, two dwellings for the Imam and Mu'athen and other services. The general planning of the mosque follows the concept of the traditional hypostyle hall for the praying area and includes an internal courtyard. Traditional elements display an elegant use of materials and details.



    Dirar Bin Al-Azwar Mosque


    Client: Ministry of Al-Awqaf and Islamic Affairs

    Location : Jordan Valley - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 600 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 650,000

    Starting Date: 1996

    Completion Date : 1996



    Project Description:


    Replacing an existing mosque that was built to commemorate the Prophet's companion, Dirar Bin Al Azwar, the Mosque is located to the northern part of the Jordan Valley adjacent the mausoleum of Abu Obeidah Amer Bin Al-Jarah, in an area which witnessed the first battles between the Muslims and the Roman Empire.


    Vernacular architectural concept was inspired for this project, where different functions are arranged in response to the rural nature of the site. Moreover, the praying hall is based on a traditional style that is open to the courtyard, in addition to the use of different architectural elements that are inspired by the traditional materials and forms, like the minaret, the dome and the mihrab.



    King Abdul Aziz Mosque


    Client: Riyadh Development Authority

    Location: Al Kharj - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Competition, Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area: 7,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 6,000,000

    Starting Date: 1996 Design - 1997 Supervision

    Completion Date: 1996 Design - 1998 Supervision



    Project Description:


    Located to the north of Al-Riyadh at the entrance of Al-Kharj city, King Abdul Aziz Mosque came to replace an old mosque that was demolished amongst other buildings, so as to develop a new centre that would include a mosque, a public plaza, a justice square and a vegetable market providing the necessities of the public without overlooking the spiritual aspect.


    The design represented the winning model in an international architectural competition where the design was congruent with the traditional mosques with a contemporary approach, as well as being in line with the agricultural surroundings, through the garden and plaza’s that connect with the mosques court. Moreover, shaded and semi-shaded areas are used to represent transitional zones between open and enclosed areas, in order to reduce heat.



    Manaret Al Qathafy


    Client: World Islamic Call Society

    Location: Kano - Nigeria

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 17,380m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 25,000,000

    Starting Date: 2001

    Completion Date: 2002



    Project Description:


    This project is envisaged as the main icon of the master plan of the Islamic University of Kano. It includes a mosque for 5,000 prayers with outdoor spaces for 20,000 prayers, an Islamic center of administrative offices and lecture halls, and an educational center in addition to staff housing and services facilities. Design of the project represents the result of an interactive dialogue between site characteristics, local traditional architecture and building materials together with the intention for the project to become a religious and educational center in future.



    Abu-Ghazaleh Mosque


    Client: Mohammad Abu Ghazaleh

    Location: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area: 2,200 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 2,700,000

    Starting Date: 2003 Design - 2006 Supervision

    Completion Date: 2004 Design - 2008 Supervision



    Project Description:


    Located in the city of Amman, and intended to be as a landmark and focal point for its surrounding environment, Abu-Ghazaleh Mosque represents a contemporary architectural building through the use of concrete façades and ceilings with respect to the traditional and local character of mosques through maintaining the authenticity of architectural design through the use of stone cladding on some of the exterior façades


    Consisting of a main prayer hall with a mezzanine floor that holds up to 700 men and a prayer hall for 300 women, the Mosque also includes services in the basement level in addition to Al Mo'athen and the Imam residences



    Great Mosque of Qatar


    Client: State of Qatar

    Location: Doha - Qatar

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area: 97,230 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 115,500,000

    Starting Date: 2004

    Completion Date: 2005



    Project Description:


    Inspired by traditional Qatari architecture that makes use of natural materials such as clay and wood, The Great Mosque of Qatar project concentrates on merging the spirituality of the mosque with the secular aspect of the city and daily activities, in addition to the site’s landscape that arises as a strong urban statement in this outstanding edifice.


    Located in the centre of Doha and inspired by the traditional style of Qatari mosques, this project consists of prayer halls, ablutions area and services in addition to an open court, which houses different public activities such as: educational, cultural, economic, and social activities that converge around the mosque and the prayer hall.



    Al-Jaddaf Mosque


    Client: Al Jaddaf Mosque

    Location: Dubai – United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided: Architectural Concept

    Total Built-up Area: 5,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 6,700,000

    Starting Date: 2006

    Completion Date: 2006


    Project Description:


    An extension to an existing mosque; composed of souq, clinics, and a multipurpose hall; the juxtaposed approach between the existing mosque and the new extension is transparently linked by a linear yet leveled connection. The old building acts as a front prayer hall and references to the souq are inspired from Al-Fatimiyyah Plaza in Cairo.



    Khalidiya Mosque


    Client: Al-Dar

    Location: Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 6,377m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 12,000,000

    Starting Date: 2007

    Completion Date: 2007



    Project Description:


    The architectural concept materialized and took form in the urban context of the Masjed which is weaved with the other project components (the residential and the office building) through courts of different spaces and volumes such as a courtyard planted with palm trees, a pointed arch, the transformation into other smaller sized space and through a corridor to reach the nave of the masjed which is the center point of this context.

    The tedium monotony and dullness is avoided with this sprightly dynamic movement through space variety that formulates the Islamic architecture.

    The Masjed is situated in the midst of a water feature and in turn cast it shadows upon its reflective surface, the lateral side walls to the qibla direction are formed with clear glass panes overlooking the water features. A sky light parallel to the qibla direction was added to permit the luminance of the sunlight to pass between two walls one of which is a pointed arch with small openings and the other is a rectangle, this will light up the rows of prayer to be parallel to qibla during noon and afternoon prayer times.

    The project and the masjed are linked with the cultural center through a modern steel bridge which will induce the complete integration of residential, cultural, religious & office urban fabric.


    Al-Wasl Grand Mosque


    Client: Limitless

    Location: Al-Wasl – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Concept Design

    Total Built-up Area: Mosque 30,688m² / Plazas 16,023m²

    Construction Cost: US $ 32,000,000

    Starting Date: 2008

    Completion Date: 2009



    Hamdan Bin Zayed Mosque Competition


    Client: Musanada

    Location: Al Ain - United Arab emirates

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area: 4,713m²

    Construction Cost: US $ 13,000,000

    Starting Date: 2009

    Completion Date: 2009


    Project Description:


    As a reflection of the heritage of UAE and the spirit of traditional architecture, Hamdan Bin Zayed Mosque arises as a landmark in Al-Ain, celebrating the heritage of the city and combining it with sustainability through a modern approach, where the planning of the mosque was inspired by the agricultural system in the Aflaj in arranging the site and its surroundings.

    With a capacity of about 2500 worshippers, this Mosque consists of one storey, which includes a male praying hall, female praying hall that can be used by men on regular days, ablutions’ areas, as well as a small library, a Quran school and residences for Imam and Mo’athen.



    Saadeh Mosque Complex Competition


    Client: Private Client

    Location: Tripoli - Lebanon

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built up Area: 12,500m²

    Construction Cost: US $ 20,600,000

    Starting Date: 2010

    Completion Date: 2010


    Project Description:

    Reflecting the multi layers of Tripoli’s history and heritage into a modern structure, Saadeh Mosque Complex is inspired to take into consideration the climate solutions and sustainable approach.

    This project consists of a grand Mosque, an educational center and a sport city. The Grand Mosque, with capacity of 3000 worshippers, includes a male prayer hall, a female prayer hall, ablution area, in addition to an auditorium and residences for the Imam, Moa’then and their assistants.

    The educational center consists of class rooms, library and electronic library, as well as large lecture hall, cafeteria and employees’ offices. Moreover; the sport center includes a swimming pool, multi-function sports hall, gymnasium, machines hall, squash, tennis and services such as WC and showers.



    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


    Client: Al-Mabar Aqaba

    Location: Aqaba - Jordan

    Services Provided: Architectural, Engineering and Landscape Design & Supervision

    Total Built up Area: 3,803  m²

    Construction Cost: US $ 8,300,000

    Starting Date: 2010

    Completion Date: 2012



    Project Description:


    The design of Sheikh Zayed Mosque reflects the local traditional architecture in it overall planning through the use of colour and geometry in addition to Islamic patterns to reveal the richness of Islamic cultural heritage.

    The Mosque is designed in a rectangular shape consisting of three levels, ground floor, mezzanine floor and basement, where it includes Mo’athen and Imam Residences along with a garden, a large court (Sahn) with an arcade wrapped around it, in addition to a fountain in the centre of the court that gives spiritual and tranquillity feeling. It also includes the main men prayer hall, women prayer hall, an extended prayer hall, as well as ablutions’ areas and a library.



    Mosque in Hili – Al Ain


    Client:  H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Engineering Office

    Location:  Al Ain - UAE

    Services Provided:  Concept Design - Competition

    Total Built-up Area:  1,500  m²

    Construction Cost :  US $ 2,300,000

    Starting Date:  2012

    Completion Date:  2012



    Project Description:


    The Design was presented through an architectural competition for this mosque in Hili in Al Ain emirate, where it is presented in a contemporary vision for mosques inspired by the art of traditional architecture of the land that interacts with the agricultural nature of the area and with the general orientation of the architecture of mosques in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on the other hand, where multiple domes and minarets, create an important visual element within the urban environment.

    The project consists of the men’s prayer hall, a women’s praying hall as well as the Mo’athen and Imam Residences, in addition to the ablutions and W.C service.



    Nouakchott Grand Mosque


    Client: Ministry of Public Works and Urban Planning

    Location: Nouakchott - Mauritania

    Services Provided: Concept Design

    Total Built up Area: 54,000 m²

    Construction Cost:  88,760,000 US $

    Starting Date: November 2012

    Completion Date: November 2012



    Project Description:


    The design of Nouakchott Grand Mosque was awarded the second prize in an architectural competition; the concept was to find an innovative architectural solution that responds to the dry desert climate of the Mauritanian desert and merges ethnic differences with the urban space, moulding a mosque that bonds the cultural, commercial and educational aspect of the area to its surroundings.

    The Mosque reflects the cultural fusion between the art of coastal architecture in Morocco and the culture of Mauritania, in an attempt to revive the historical values ​​and heritage through the design, the mosque includes a men’s prayer hall, a women’s prayer hall, as well as the Mo’athen and Imam residences.





    Location: Riyadh - KSA

    Client: Masharef International Co. Ltd.

    Plot Size: 3,897 m2

    Built-Up Area: 3,222 m2

    Construction Cost: 22,250,000 SAR

    Starting Date: March 2013

    Completion Date: March 2014

    Services Provided: Architectural, Engineering, and Interior Design


    Project Description:


    The Project consists of two Mosques (Grand Mosque at plot area 2,847m2 & Local Mosque at 1,050 m2) within Masharef Hills’

     Resident project located in North of Riyadh (Abu Baker Al Siddiq Road).

    The design principals are unique creating functional and dynamic contemporary mosques and annexes by providing a practical and easy – to – use, according to local authorities’ Codes /requirements/regulations taking in consideration the best practice design.

    The Mosques are designed in line with the spirit of buildings surrounded and location, and in the line of cost effective


    ARAMCO Mosques


    Location: Dhahran – KSA

    Client: Perkins Eastman

    Plot Size: 20 different plots

    Built-Up Area: Neighborhood Mosque 1,400 m2, Friday Mosques 3,500 m2, Grand Mosque 5,500 m2

    Starting Date: April 2014

    Completion Date: June 2015

    Services Provided: Architectural Design


    Project Description:


    With our unrivaled experience in Islamic Architecture, DAR AL OMRAN were specifically chosen to assist Perkins Eastman in the development of twenty Mosques within a Mega ARAMCO development designed for ARAMCO employees.

    The success of this project is doubled, where our mastery in Islamic architecture and expertise in BIM modeling accelerated the design process of the mosques.

    The first success of this project is the ability to integrate three different types of mosques in a project that was in final design stages, inheriting the modern architecture style the project followed but also respecting Islamic architecture. This resulted in a contemporary intake on typical Mosques that complimented the rest of the development.

    The second success lies in the coordination between the various disciplines in design. Using BIM software, DAR AL OMRAN was able to detect clashes between various systems ensuring smooth communication between our in-house Architecture team and the MEP team of Perkins Eastman


    ALFAW Mosques


    Location: Riyadh - KSA

    Client: Riyadh Development Authority

    Plot Size: 2200 m2

    Built-Up Area: 1045 m2

    Construction Cost: 9,985,000 SAR

    Starting Date: January, 2015

    Completion Date: April, 2016

    Services Provided: Architecture & Engineering Design, Supervision


    Project Description:


    A mosque for the residential neighborhood of ALFAW in the Diplomatic district of Riyadh, consists of a chapel that can accommodate 390 prayers with public services as ablutions and toilets for both sexes with an outside courtyard and the mosque attached to Imam and Moazen houses. Each one has two floors moreover, Moazen’s house had treated as a passive house in accordance with standards of Passive House Institute from Germany, and constructed under their supervision, to be the first model of its kind in Saudi Arabia for energy-saving homes.





    Location: Doha – Qatar

    Client: Katara Project

    Built-Up Area: 1,044 m2

    Starting Date: June 2016

    Completion Date:  August 2016

    Services Provided: Architectural Design


    Project Description:


    The Katara Gate Masjid Project is part of the Katara Phase IV development located in Doha, Qatar. The precinct of Katara Phase IV is based on the prominent Qiblah compass, pointing toward the city of Mecca and specifically to the Ka’baa.

    Anchoring the entrance of the project, the Masjid represents the cultural component that draws an axis to the end of the water canal revealing the two Iconic towers.

    A reflective pool further accentuates the Qibla axis and creates the traditional Islamic architecture hierarchy, transferring the worshiper from a public space to a semi-private place, and finally to a private place humbling the worshipper gradually for prayer