SHARJAH 21 December 2020: H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, visited a number of vital, academic and service projects in the city of Khorfakkan on Sunday morning.
H.H. began his visit by inspecting the academic projects and the new expansion of the University of Sharjah, Khorfakkan Branch, and examining the progress of work in the buildings, classes and various facilities.
The new expansion, which was built on an area of 22,000 square metres, include a number of buildings, classrooms, and educational and administrative facilities, said Wam.
Khorfakkan Square Park
Then Sheikh Sultan went to inspect the tourism and entertainment projects, including the Khorfakkan Square Park project, with an area of 163,000 square metres.
H.H. toured the Khorfakkan Square park and reviewed its entertainment services and facilities, listening to the development plans and the most prominent additional services.
During the tour, the Sharjah Ruler visited the Resistance Monument, which was built to commemorate the sacrifices of the people of Khorfakkan, who made the most magnificent sacrifices to defend their city against the Portuguese invasion that took place in 1507.
He was also briefed on the future facilities and services of the monument building, which include a large hall on an area of 898 metres, which is divided into two halls.
Abu Bakr Al Siddiq Mosque opens
H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan also opened on Sunday the Abu Bakr Al Siddiq Mosque in Khorfakkan.
After the unveiling of the curtain to mark the opening of the mosque, His Highness was briefed on the service facilities, which includes a prayer hall that can accommodate 1,250 worshipers and prayer halls, including a prayer hall for 250 women, in addition to ablution and toilets, housing for the imam, a library and other facilities.
The mosque, which was built at the expense of Sheikha Sheikha bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, was built on an area of 1,860 square metres, according to the modern architectural style mixed with the heritage character.
The mosque consists of a ground floor in addition to the mezzanine of the women’s prayer hall, and it contains six entrances, including three main entrances, two side entrances, and a private entrance for the imam, as well as two minarets with a height of 38 metres and a large dome.