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DMCC’s Ahmed Bin Sulayem makes first personal donation of AED 1,000,000 for the building of Uthman Ibn Affan (Dhun-Nurayn) Masjid

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DMCC’s Ahmed Bin Sulayem makes the first personal donation of AED 1,000,000 for the building of Uthman Ibn Affan (Dhun-Nurayn) Masjid


The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (‘DMCC’), the Government Authority dedicated to establishing Dubai as the global gateway for commodity trade and licensing authority for the DMCC business community, has announced that plans to develop a community masjid in JLT are officially underway following a personal donation of AED 1 million from its Executive Chairman.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC, said:

“Since announcing the masjid, as expected, we have had extremely positive feedback from those who work and live in JLT. This includes developers interested in supporting this worthy cause.”

The cheque was presented to Tayeb Al Rais, Secretary General Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) in the presence of Waleed Barhaji, Head of Distribution – Consumer Banking, Noor Islamic Bank.

His Excellency Tayeb Al Rais, Secretary General of Awqaf and Minor Affairs Foundation said: “We are honoured to join hands with DMCC to help realise a project that will contribute to meeting the spiritual aspirations of the JLT community. Ahmed Bin Sulayem’s monetary support comes at a time when the design stage for the new mosque has been completed and the project is ready for fruition. We anticipate the process of construction to take 14-18 months, depending on further collection of funds and endowment, following which the mosque will open doors to its capacity of 1,000 worshippers. We are confident DMCC’s noble initiative in corporate social responsibility will inspire other organisations to take the lead in similar community projects”.

Masjid Uthman Ibn 'Affan (Dhun-Nurayn) will accommodate over one thousand worshippers including an upper level prayer area for over 300 women. The design of the masjid is to be inspired by Ummayed/Andalusian architecture and will be constructed on a site comprising of part of Lake A and some adjacent land. In addition to the masjid further large scale parking and landscaping will be constructed to meet the needs of the community.

DMCC the fastest growing and the largest Free Zone in the UAE with over 7,200 companies, continues to expand its mixed-use Free Zone and freehold community. There are currently 65 mixed-use commercial and residential towers and over 220 retail outlets in operation within Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

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