Saida, Saida district
Bahaa Eddine Al Hariri Mosque is an imposing structure on the north side of the southern city of Sidon (Saida) and is clearly visible from the coastal road into the city. It is of a particularly distinctive Ottoman influenced architectural style. It consists of a dome resting on eight octagonal pillars, which cover the central prayer hall entirely. The mosque can accommodate up to 5,000 worshipers in two interior rooms for women and men.