Location: Al-Bedayer Desert Camp, Sharjah, UAE
Client: Sharjah Investment and Development Authority-Shurooq
Associated Local Consultant: Rashid Al-Owais (Architect of Record)
Services: Architecture, Engineering, Landscape and Interior Design
Status: Construction Drawings and Documents – Under Construction
Description: A small mosque of 550m2 built up area serving the visitors of Al-Bedayer Desert Camp/Oasis, in Sharjah, UAE. It consists of the men’s prayer hall which can accommodate up to 150 prayers indoor and an additional 250 in the courtyard. The project has an annex which includes a women’s prayer room, ablutions for men and women, as well as an apartment for the imam/mosque keeper. The mosque design follows a traditional vernacular approach with simple massing and details on both its exterior and interior, while the color of the mosque reflects the surrounding desert sand and the other Camp buildings.