29 December 2021

Omar Mosque - Dumat Al Jandal

Omar Mosque was built by the Caliph Omar Bin Al-Khattab during his return from Bait Al Maqdis in Jerusalem. The importance of the mosque stems from its floor plan, which represents a continuation of the same architectural style of the early mosques of Islam and is one of the oldest mosques that has kept its floorplan original. It is distinguished by its minaret, which is considered one of the oldest in Saudi Arabia and which is located in the southwest corner of the mosque. The foundation of the minaret is square but becomes semi-circular at the top which is 12.7 metres tall