"Ahmed Al Fateh Mosque (Grand Mosque)" Mosques Tip by Rodan44

Mosques, Bahrain: 15 reviews and 30 photos

  Ahmed Al Fateh Mosque, Manama
by Rodan44

The Ahmed Al Fateh Mosque (Grand Mosque) is the largest in Bahrain. Construction began in December of 1983 and the mosque was officially opened on June 2, 1988. It covers an area of 150,000 square meters and can accomodate up to 7,000 worshippers. The large dome is 16 meters high and 22 meters wide, and the inside is illuminated by twelve ornate stained glass windows. The two minarets (towers) are each 70 meters tall. The building also houses the Religious Institute for Islamic Affairs. It is named after Shaikh Ahmed Al Fateh, who conquered Bahrain in 1783.

The mosque is open to non-Muslim visitors Saturday to Thursday but only for worshippers on the holy day of Friday. Tour guides are present to provide information and to answer any questions free of charge.

Directions: King Faisal Highway in Juffair

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 11, 2004
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