Learn about this glamorous construction, one of the most distinctive symbols of Jeddah. The Floating Mosque was built in 1985 on a water surface, with bases planted under the surface of the sea. It is also called "Al-Rahmah mosque."
It is marked by its bright white color and its turquoise dome which paints a wonderful scene especially when the sun shines on it to reflect the beauty of architecture joined with Islamic and traditional constructive art. The beauty of the mosque is not limited to its construction, it is also equipped with advanced sound and lighting technologies, to complement the elements that distinguish it from others with serenity and extreme beauty.
Visit the Floating Mosque between the five daily prayers, since they are the best moments to reflect on its beauty and enjoy its calmness. Because it is open 24 hours a day, during these intervals it is less crowded. During your visit, do not miss watching the sunrise or sunset, as the sun shines on the mosque like a spectacular art painting, and sets in another incredible one, amidst the sound of sea waves and the conversations and laughter of passers-by along the outdoor arena.
When you enter the mosque, you will observe the modern and innovative architecture style, and you will be struck by the decoration of inscriptions on the ceiling and large glass windows, which provide worshippers a view of the sea, to merge the spirituality of the place with the splendor of the landscape. The mosque is also known for its spectacular turquoise dome decorated with a huge chandelier that is elevated by 8 pillars. The mosque includes a prayer hall for women designed with wood, and in the exterior, you’ll find a huge space of marble flooring shaded with small domes to block the heat of the sun.
From the north side of the mosque and in the midst of the picturesque coastal atmosphere is a quiet area of restaurants and cafes, where you can enjoy some summer activities such as swimming, fishing, walking, jogging and flying kites near the beach.
Because the mosque is located on one of Jeddah's beaches, it is just a few minutes away from the most important landmarks in the city. Jeddah Yacht Club is just 7 minutes on foot, while Jeddah Art Promenade, one of the newest entertainment areas in Jeddah, is 12 minutes by car, and at a distance of only 16 minutes is Jeddah Waterfront.