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Underwater Mosque In Saudi Arabia Ready For Prayers

Posted: 05/08/2012 3:51 pm Updated: 05/08/2012 5:23 pm

Undewater Mosque
Mosque is built under water in Saudi Arabia

The First underwater mosque is ready for prayers in the Saudi Arabian town of Tabuk, according to Emirates24/7.com.

“When we put the final touches on it, it was time for afternoon prayers," said diver Hamadan bin Salim Al Masoudi, "so we performed group prayers in the first underwater mosque in history.”

A private group of Saudi Arabian divers built the mosque using plastic pipes filled with sand under the sea close to the border with Jordan, explains Arabian Business.

The mosque is the latest of underwater construction in the Arabian Peninsula which extends to underwater hotels.

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