The City Mosque is the second main mosque after the State Mosque. It was officially opened on the 2nd of February 2000 in conjunction with the proclamation of Kota Kinabalu’s city status.
Floating on a man-made lagoon at Likas Bay near the South China Sea, the mosque is a fine example of Modern Islamic architecture with its clean, contemporary looks. Its building design shares some similarities to Medina’s Masjid An-Nabawi, while its gold-and-blue dome is reminiscent of those typically found in the Middle East. The floating mosque presents a particularly dramatic picture at sunset.
The City Mosque’s main prayer hall is able to accommodate up to 12,000 worshippers at a time and contains three madrasas.