Topic Highlights

Mosque Design and Development summit will gather the public and private sector to discuss the latest innovations and best practices for the planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of each mosque to meet the required standards in the Emirate during its complete life cycle.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Mosques typologies
  • Green mosques
  • Mosque design in the MENA region
  • Mosque design criteria
  • Landscaping in mosques
  • Challenges and opportunities in designing, constructing, furnishing and refurbishing mosques to achieve aesthetic, energy and water efficiency goals
  • Emphasizing the crucial role of smart architecture
  • The integration of the mosque in an Islamic urbanism context
  • The modern contemporary mosque
  • Ecological conservation as an Islamic duty
  • Modern vs Contemporary mosque
  • Discussing relationship between cultural identity and the architecture
  • Best practice for the planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of each mosque
  • The Arab Hypostyle Mosque
  • Sustainability toward reducing extravagance on mosques
  • Best practices evolution of mosque design worldwide
  • Architectural and design challenges from real time scenario
  • Current and future assessment capacity of mosques in Dubai and across the UAE
  • How to encourage innovative and sustainable design while preserving Emirati architectural heritage
  • The design of the contemporary mosque design and its acceptance by the authorities

The summit programme is currently being researched and developed.

If you feel that you have an exciting project or case-study to share and would like to be considered as a speaker, or to suggest a topic that you feel should be addressed at the summit, please contact