A place of worship conceived as a sculptural element accentuating the Jeddah landscape. The Island Mosque was designed by Egyptian architect Abdel Wahed El-Wakil and was conceived as a sculptural element accentuating the Jeddah landscape – the architectural equivalent of the city’s sculptures. At the same time it provides a place of worship in a part of the city that had not yet been served by a mosque. A small island was created on the edge of the coral reef just off the Corniche; the narrow path leading across the water thus becomes a symbolic journey of pilgrimage.
One of the best masjids in Jeddah in terms of its combination of design and location. It has a beautiful view of the sea. There are sections for both men and women, but the space inside is limited. It has a courtyard. The area is popular and you will see many families, especially at the weekend.