Masjid Sultan Abdul Samad, otherwise known as KLIA Mosque, is a distinctive landmark among visitors landing at the airport. Named after the fourth Sultan of Selangor, the mosque was built between 1999 and 2000, in line with the opening of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It was officiated by the current Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, in 2001.
The mosque’s architectural design drew inspiration from Middle Eastern mosques, with traditional Malay influence. Its two distinct, brightly-coloured domes and colourful mosaic-embellished archway form its focal points. A crescent-moon-and-star sky pointer adorns the top of its biggest dome, symbolising the sovereignty of Islam. Gothic arches and geometric patterns feature heavily throughout this building.