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About Mosque Design & Development Summit

The 2nd annual Mosque Design and Development summit will gather regional and international representatives from the public and private sectors, to discuss the latest innovations and best practices for the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of mosques in order to meet the latest green standards throughout their life-cycle.

The hugely successful inaugural Mosque Design and Development UAE event ran on 9 & 10 May 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE. The event was under the patronage of the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department and supported by the Ministry of Energy. It was attended by 115 key industry stakeholders and received excellent feedback from project owners, architects, contractors, designers and solution providers alike.

The 2nd Annual Mosque Design & Development summit will gather international experts to discuss the latest development in mosque design and construction in light of a growing international need.

Mosque Design & Development summit will bring industry experts from the region and across the globe to discuss the future of mosque architecture and state-of-the-art technology required to meet aesthetic and energy efficiency goals. The summit will also serve as a platform to discuss updates on the challenges and strategies for designing, constructing, operating and maintaining mosques and present a wide range of insight through case studies, interactive panel discussions and a quick-fire solution and technology showcase.

Topics to be discussed include green and sustainable mosque, environmentally conscious design, aesthetic, acoustics and water and energy efficiency.

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Did you know?
  • 61 new mosques are currently under construction. The project is set to cost over Dh398 million
  • There is an opportunity to retrofit up to 5000 mosques across the UAE
  • 90,000 mosques across Saudi Arabia to be made eco-friendly by utilising solar and other renewable sources of energy
  • 40 to 70 mosques/year are being handed over by Qatar’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs
  • $4.6 million is the worth of Sultan Mosque makeover in Singapore
  • $100 million has been invested by Turkey to build a mega-mosque in Maryland- U.S
  • Morocco has launched an ambitious “Energy Efficiency in Mosques” program aiming to provide solar power for all mosques in the kingdom, with the first phase deadline set for 2019
  • 600 mosques in Morocco are set for a green makeover by March 2019
  • 400 mosques in Jordan generate their needs of electricity via solar energy
  • 2,000 mosques in Jordan are expected to be fully running on renewable energy in 2 years

Top Reasons to attend

  • NETWORK with industry experts from the region and across the globe
  • DISCOVER new opportunities associated with the latest development in mosque design and construction
  • LEARN more about the design, construction, operations and maintenance of mosques
  • UNDERSTAND how to position your organization to take advantage of ongoing opportunities
  • PARTICIPATE in discussions on designing, constructing, furnishing and refurbishing mosques across the globe


Advisory Board

  • Eng. Mohammed Jasem Al Mansori

    Head of Engineering Department
    Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department (IACAD)

  • Khaldoun El Zaim

    Tijan Engineering Group

  • Dr. Ahmed Mokhtar

    Professor I Architecture
    American University of Sharjah

  • Eng. Ahmed Jawdet

    Head of Architectural
    Bayaty Architects


  • Dr. Ahmed Mokhtar

    Professor I Architecture
    American University of Sharjah

  • Dr. Ibrahim Mubarak Alnaimi

    Secretary General
    Abdullatif Alfozan Award for Mosques Architecture

  • Prof. Mashary Al-Nuaim

    Director General
    National Built Heritage Center at SCTA

  • Dr. Shams Naga

    Naga Architects

  • Khaldoun El Zaim

    Tijan Engineering Group

  • Wael Al Awar

    Principal Architect / Partner
    ibda design

  • Malak Ali Hassan


  • Hannes Werner

    Wanders Werner Falasi (WWFCA)

  • Richard Wagner

    Partner & Senior Architect
    Wanders Wagner Architects

  • Adel Mokhtar

    Senior Architect
    Studio International engineering consulting (SIEC)

  • Hisham Youssef

    Founding Partner
    WE Design Architects (China)

  • Eng. Ali Bseiso

    Managing Director
    City Space Engineering Consultancy

  • Ahmed Al Ali

    Executive Chairman

  • Fariborz Hatam

    FHSI Architects

Sponsors and Partners

Under the patronage of:
Associate Partner
Networking Partners
Lunch Host - Day One
Supporting Organisation

The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.