'Mosques around the World' exhibition opens
Sharjah , October 1, 2007
A photography exhibition titled 'Mosques around the World' was inaugurated by UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi.
The exhibition at Qanat Al Qasba portrays over 150 photographs of the most beautiful and unique mosques around the world.
It was opened in the presence of director general of Awqaf General Trust Jamal Salem Al Teraifi and CEO of Qanat Al Qasba Development Authority Marwan Jassim Al Sarakl.
The exhibition will be open till October 8, 2007, from 8:30 pm to 12 midnight daily.
Organised by the Awqaf General Trust as part of the Islamic Art Festival in association with the Department of Culture and Information in Sharjah, this is the first time such an exhibition, bringing over 150 photographs of mosques from more than 48 countries has been open to the public, according to the organisers.
This unique exhibition portrays a wide variety of mosques different in style and stature across the globe.
Highlighting mosques from different cultures and such as Russia, Pakistan, India, Sweden, Far East Countries, GCC countries and Turkey, the photographs bespeak volumes of history and culture and showcase some amazing architectural designs highlighting the spread of Islam across the world.
Qanat Al Qasba is home to a Fun Zone for children, a supervised playground and a variety of games and tournaments including the Al Qasba Volleyball Tournament organised in association with the UAE Volleyball Union this Ramadan.
Besides the special Ramadan activities, visitors can also enjoy the daily happenings at Qanat Al Qasba including savouring the ware from some of the best dining destinations in Sharjah, an Abra boat ride under the stars and a ride in the Eye of the Emirates, the tallest observatory wheel in the region.Trade Arabia News Service