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Monday 14 August 2023

El Mina Mosque Hurghada

El Mina Mosque Hurghada 

El Mina Mosque is a huge masjid with beautiful architecture, and fantastic towering minarets, very close to Hurghada’s marina. Visit it to learn more about it, and admire its grandeur and detailed decorations.

El Mina Mosque Hurghada

Hurghada hosts Mina Mosque, where Islamic architecture finds its highest expression on 25 domes.

El Mina Mosque Hurghada

The beautiful mosque is located in the heart of Hurghada, right next to Hurghada Marina (google maps link here). It is open for visitors daily from 9.00-17.00 (except the praying times). The entrance is free.

El Mina Mosque Hurghada

Masjid Al-Mina Al-Kabir is the largest mosque in the governorate of the Red Sea and is a significant tourist attraction with its magnificent architecture. Tourism companies in Hurghada organise visits to the mosque as one of the most important Islamic shrines in the city.

History of El Mina Mosque 

Al Mina (or El Mina) Mosque was first built in 1968. However, recently the old building was replaced by a modern one. The construction of the new building started in 2006. In comparison, the government officially opened this new building in 2012.

El Mina Mosque Hurghada

The architecture of Masjid El-Mina 

El-Mina Mosque was built out of pure white marble. This impressive building has two magnificent minarets, each about 40-metres high. Also, the facades of the building are decorated with traditional, oriental ornaments and carvings. The inside of the mosque has an inner hall that is rich and colourful, with magnificent chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, elaborate arches, carved and engraved walls and a 25-metre high dome.

El Mina Mosque Hurghada

How to visit Mosque El Mina Masjid? 

The Al-Mina Mosque has been open to the public since 2012. It is possible to take a guided tour of the mosque. The guided tours are part of the Hurghada city tour. Alternatively, you can visit it independently as well. From this point of view, a guided tour was a good choice.

El Mina Mosque Hurghada

How to dress in El Mina Mosque ? 

Dress code for the mosque Women need to cover themselves (hair, knees and shoulders) to get inside the mosque. If you do not have clothing to wrap your head and legs.

El Mina Mosque Hurghada

You can book the Hurghada City Tour to visit El Mina Mosque Hurghada 




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