Monday, November 24, 2014

Jeddah: Floating Mosque on Red Sea

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Jeddah, the Floating Mosque is a huge draw for pilgrims traveling through Jeddah before or after they make their religious pilgrimage to Mecca.  The official name of this mosque is Fatima Az Zahra Mosque, named after the daughter of the prophet Mohammed.  At high tide the mosque appears to be floating in the Red Sea.  It is actually supported by stilts in the water and is accessible by a walking bridge.  It is one of at least four mosques situated next to the Corniche Road running along the Red Sea.

You can see a closer up photo I posted previously of this mosque by CLICKING HERE.


William Kendall said...

Quite unusual!

xyz said...

In this region I stopped asking "Why, they need to build something on the sea?" Most of the time the answer is "Because they can do it."
Thank you, I learned something new today :) have a nice day.