Built on a 2.47 acres site at the Likas bay, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is exemplary of Islamic contemporary architecture.
Situated near the sea, this majestic white mosque boasts similar features to the Nabawi Mosque in Medina. This floating mosque has a prayer hall which houses three madrasahs and accommodates from 9,000 to 12,000 people at a time.
By far the largest mosque in Kota Kinabalu, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is even possibly the most beautiful one in Malaysia – the man-made lagoon which surrounds it gives a serenely gorgeous and dramatic look to the mosque on a full moon night.
The Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is open for the public to visit, however all visitors are required to register with the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque Tourism Management.
Monday – Sunday : 8.00am to 12.00noon, 2.00pm to 3.30pm, 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Entrance Fee :
International Visitors : RM 5.00
When visiting the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, visitors are required to follow the following rules:
- Dress appropriately. Whether you are visiting outside or entering the mosque, all visitors are required to cover up and dress modestly. Before entering, visitors are required to wear coverall provided by the City Mosque. Cover up clothing can be rented for RM 5.00 – RM10.00
- All visitors are required to show respect to the place and act politely.
- All visitors must abide by the rules set by the City Mosque including observing the off-limit areas.
- No food and drinks allowed in the City Mosque area.
- When taking photos or videos, all visitors must always be mindful to not pose or act in an inappropriate manner.
- No imitating other religions act of prayer.