Wasl, a subsidiary of Wasl, welcomed the holy month of Ramadan with the inauguration of ‘Wasl Oasis Mosque’ at its Wasl Oasis II project in Muhaisnah, which is located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in close proximity to Sharjah.
The real estate development and management company opened the doors of the mosque which was funded by Wasl employees’ donations, to residents of Wasl Oasis II and neighbouring areas. The charitable initiative that was launched in December 2014 during Wasl’s celebrations of the UAE’s 43rd National Day, saw a widespread response from 128 employees donating more than AED 160,000, with construction works starting directly afterwards.
Hesham Al Qassim, CEO of Wasl said: “We are greatly honoured to inaugurate this mosque during the days of the holy month of Ramadan, which will ensure the comfort and spiritual fulfilment of our tenants and provide them with the highest quality facilities needed, as part of an enhancement programme of the amenities at this unique project in Muhaisnah. On this occasion, I would like to thank all colleagues that contributed to the completion of this charitable initiative”
As part of the project’s plan, Wasl provided the necessary funding for the project which cost approximately AED 1.4 million, encompassing a total built up area of more than 5,000 sq. ft. The new mosque can accommodate more than 800 male and female worshippers with parking spaces for about 40 cars. The mosque also includes two portions for the Imam and Moazen near the project’s main supermarket building, with a total built up area of more than 2000 sq. ft. at an approximate cost of AED 700,000.
The main objective for building the mosque was to fulfil a wider plan to provide all necessary facilities for tenants in ‘Wasl Oasis II’, which includes 23 residential buildings comprising of 1,244 units of different sizes and commercial use spaces. The project is considered to be one of the largest communities in Muhaisnah, targeting mid-income earners and promising residents quality, well designed Dubai living.