Worshippers Hail ‘Breathtaking’ New Abu Dhabi Mosque
Reem Island’s Al Aziz Mosque stands out among the many places for worship in the capital, especially at night.
As well as having a contemporary design, it also has Arabic inscriptions of the 99 Names of Allah, that are carved into concrete bricks and forming the mosque’s outside walls.
The “calligraphic walls” appear as simple stone carvings by day.
At night, however, the inscriptions shine brightly when they become illuminated using “light transmitting concrete”, which uses optical fibres that transmit light through the stone — a technology developed by German firm, Lucem. Details