Ending the Activities in Abu Dhabi, President Jokowi Visits the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Date 15 September 2015
Put an end to the activities in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Sunday (13/9) night, local time. The mosque is named so in accordance with the name of the originators, who is also the founder of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Jokowi President who arrived in this mosque at 22:10 pm Local Time or 1:10 pm directly entered the mosque and surrounds a small part of the mosque, while listening to the Imam of the mosque
The mosque, which was established in 2004, has an area of 22 412 m2 and can accommodate up to 40 thousand pilgrims and has plenty of space, of which 7126 main room, 1,960 prayer hall open, and 980 female prayer room.
This mosque possesses the beauty and splendor exceptional, other than, the around of the mosque there is also a pool which has an area of 7,800 m2. Lighting mosque even this gives a distinct impression, because it reflects the color of bluish gray.
Before leaving the mosque, President Jokowi taking the time to fill out the guest list. After that, reporters asked President about his opinion on the mosque, President Jokowi conveys admiration.
“The capacity is very large and also the architecture is very good,” said President Jokowi praise.
Accompanying President in reviewing the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, among others, Coordinating Minister for Economy Darmin Nasution, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Agung, and Minister of Planning/Head of Bappenas Sofyan Djalil. (TKP/SM/ES)/Sy.