His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, has visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Surakarta (Solo), Indonesia, accompanied by His Excellency Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, and Gibran Rakabuming Raka, the Mayor of Surakarta.
During the visit, His Highness toured the mosque, which was recently inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE President, in honour of the late Sheikh Zayed. The mosque shares design elements with the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, with the addition of traditional Indonesian influences.
Constructed using local materials, the 8,441 sq m mosque can accommodate 10,000 worshippers and features 56 domes and four minarets, along with 32 columns in the main prayer area. In addition to the mosque, the three-hectare plot in central Java also hosts an Islamic centre, which teaches the importance of religious moderation.
His Highness was accompanied by His Excellency Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy, His Excellency Abdulla Salem Obaid Salem Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to Indonesia, and a number of senior officials.