Grand Place of Worship

Al Fateh Mosque

Al Fateh Mosque, Bahrain

Edwin from Bahrain sent me this here postcard of the Al Fateh Mosque located in Bahrain. The mosque was built in 1987 by Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifa and was named after Ahmed Al Fateh who conquered Bahrain in 1783. The mosque is 6500 square meters and can take up to 7000 worshippers at a time, making it one of the largest mosques in the world and the largest in Bahrain. The dome of the mosque is made of fiberglass and is the largest fiberglass dome in the world currently, weighing in at an incredible 60 tonnes. The mosque is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country and tours are conducted daily, except on Fridays and other holidays. Great to learn about this mosque, thank you Edwin.

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