8 Beautiful Mosques in Dubai

Blue Mosque

Want to bow down at the greatest mosques in Dubai, this Eid? We have taken a tour of the impressive 8 mosques in the city and found reasons on what makes them so majestic.

Islam is the official religion of the UAE and is deeply rooted in the fabric of Dubai culture. Have set a benchmark as a liberal Islamic country, UAE has been known to attract an army of tourists to see its unbelievable architecture, cultural landmarks and fancy souvenirs. And in the list is the absolute marvellous Dubai mosques. Almost 400 mosques were built in the years 2008-2012, creating a religious accomplishment.

Today, 1,418 mosques are present on Dubai’s land with detailed designs and inscriptions by experts. They’re grand, stunning, and remarkable in their own ways. They might not be tall to give strain to your neck as Burj Khalifa does, but the beauty and rich history of these sacred places continue to inspire visitors.

From humble to elegant, here are 8 breathtaking mosques in Dubai-

Grand Mosque
Location: Opposite Dubai Museum, Near Rulers Court Office – Ali Bin Abi Taleb St – Dubai.
Grand Bur Dubai

Placed in the old Dubai, between the textile souk and Dubai Museum, Grand Mosque was originally built in 1990. It holds a fascinating story behind its construction- it has got twice revision of construction, once it was demolished and built in 1960 and again redone in 1998. The design of sandy-grey walls is inspired by traditional Islamic patterns that feature blue mosaic work, five large Quranic inscriptions at the entrance, and 9 large and 45 smaller domes. It has the minaret of 70-metre, making it the tallest in the city, where non-muslims are allowed to enter and take pictures. It can hold up to 1,200 worshippers.

Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque
Location: 119 6d Street – Dubai
Blue Mosque
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Named after the companion of the Prophet Muhammad (sal), Umar Bin Khattab (who later changed to Al Farooq) and created to share the values of Islam, this is a popular mosque opened to non-muslims. Established in 1986, the mosque has taken inspiration from Istanbul’s Blue Mosque, this architecture shows a blend of Ottoman and Andalusian design in its 4 minarets, 21 domes, 124 stained glass windows, colourful tiles in the front entrance and traditional-style fountain. It is also constructed twice, once in 2003 and later in 2011 making it one of the largest mosques in Dubai that takes over 2,000 people.

Jumeirah Mosque
Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai
Jumeirah Mosque
Here is one of the attractive and amazing mosques in Dubai which is a must-visit place. Adopting the ‘Open Doors. Open Minds’ policy, it opens doors to locals and tourists from all religions and faiths. Built entirely from white stone in the medieval Fatimid tradition, at night, its intimate design and architecture glorify in the illumination. Large enough to fit 1,200 visitors, this space welcomes you to learn Emirati culture. You can ask questions and take pictures.

Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque
Location: Bur Saeed Street, Deira, Dubai
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Acclaimed as the “Green Mosque”, this is the first ever eco-friendly mosque in the world and allows only Muslims to enter its dome. Stretched in the area of 105,000 square feet, this mosque was opened for tourists in 2014 with a capacity for around 3,500 devotees. It is constructed keeping the safety of the environment in mind and is therefore made of environmentally friendly materials and energy efficiency techniques. It skilfully employs green building materials, solar energy to power the lights, thermal insulation systems for lowering energy consumption and air conditioners that emit reduced greenhouse gases. Saving up to 20 to 25 per cent on energy and water resources, this is a well-maintained, fully-equipped and spacious mosque.

Iranian Mosque
Location: 226 – 226 Al Wasel Rd – Dubai
Iranian Mosque Dubai
At a short distance from the Jumeirah Mosque, sprawling over an area of 2,500 square meters, Iranian Mosque Dubai is situated- originally referred to as Imam Hussein Mosque. Unlike other plains and simple mosques, this has striking and colourful designs reflecting Persian architectural style. You will be mesmerised in the first look itself as the facade and dome is covered in blue tiles, motifs of floral themes and curvilinear twirls in splashes of colours like red, green, yellow, and white. It homes several interior halls and rooms and has a library with over 14,000 books on diverse topics and languages.

Al-Salam Mosque
Location: Al Barsha 2 – Dubai
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Opened in July 2014 by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Al-Salam Mosque is picturesque. Set in red tone with a golden dome, its interior designs and Islamic collections depicts the principle of Emirati architecture along with the influence of Andalusian and Ottoman architectures. It has a strategic location behind the Mall of Emirates and has an overwhelming capacity of 1,500 worshippers.

Masjid Al Rahim
Location: Al Seba Street – Dubai
Masjid Al Rahim
As you stroll along the Dubai Marina’s river to the south point, you will witness the white-stoned mosque. It is gorgeous and can accommodate up to 2,000 people. Since October 2013, it has stood with grace and is crowned by a single dome. The facade that is towards Marina boasts a waterfall and in the evening the camber lights up with white and blue colours making it a treat to watch. There are separate prayer rooms for men and women, a Koranic school and a library devoted to Islamic studies.

Bastakia Mosque
Location: Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai
Bastakia Mosque
It might not attract with its size but is definitely a photogenic mosque. At each corner, you can discover the little but masterful embellishment. It hosts Iftaar in Ramadan period. Among many restored buildings is the Dubai city walls built in the 19th century, situated near to this mosque.

There are few tips that can help you have a great time in these mosques. Wear a culturally sensible and respectable dress when you have to explore any of these mosques. You must follow the rules and regulations of the mosque in terms of use of mobiles, camera, shoes and more.

So, the next time you plan for Dubai, make sure to revise your itineraries with these beautiful Dubai mosques.

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Dubai Shopping Festival 2019

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A Dubai Winter Vacation – How to plan for a trip to Dubai in December month

A month before the New Year arrives; the world sets the stage for its biggest celebrations. Combined with the holiday spirit, the ambiance has a vibrant verve and the brisk, wintry climate adds a charming touch to the whole scenario. However, Dubai isn’t the usual place that resembles a winter vacation destination, yet millions of visitors flock to the emirate during winters. What makes this desert emirate so popular during December? How can you plan a trip to Dubai in December?  Scroll down to know more.

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Is Dubai Shopping Festival really worth going to?

Nesting over 5 million people, covering thousands of  swanky malls and shops, and shouting zillions of offers, sales and activities, Dubai shopping festival is the undisputed solution to your shopping spree. Get your holiday and shopping spirits high as you are going to read the best deals and details on Dubai Shopping Festival 2019, and how it is worth every penny.

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Everything You Need to Know about Dubai Shopping Festival 2019

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The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) needs no introduction to most people around the world. Touted as the biggest shopping festival in the world, the DSF is a haven for the senses and of course, the pocket too. Started in 1996, this shopping festival has become bigger and grander with every passing year. It has also become one of the major reasons for visiting Dubai. While great deals and discounts on various merchandise is the main reason that people from all over the world visit the DSF, it is not the only thing. The Dubai Shopping Festival celebrates life itself and there is something for everybody to look forward to. If you are planning to visit Dubai during the shopping festival, here are all the details that you should know about the DSF.

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National Day celebration in Dubai

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Exploring the best of Dubai as a tourist

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Laws to be aware for a tourist in Dubai
Laws to be aware for a tourist in Dubai
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Tourist destination landmarks found only in Dubai

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Watching the mesmerizing sunset from the mighty Burj Khalif

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Image of Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai

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Images of Dubai Mall in Dubai
Images of Dubai Mall in Dubai
  • The Dubai Mall

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How to uncover the best of the Dubai Shopping Festival

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Dubai Shopping Festival comes with unlimited and massive discounts and offers that it becomes unpredictable at times. The DSF has transformed the face of Dubai on the world map and has been a vital cog in the rising tourist population visiting Dubai. Ever since its inception in 1996, the DSF has continued to gain immense popularity among both locals and tourists alike. But due to its extensive reach, it becomes tough at times to uncover the best of the Dubai Shopping Festival. We brought you some essential tips and tricks that will help you discover the best of the Dubai Shopping Festival.

  • Do your research correctly:

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