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Where:Grand Mosque, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai's multi-domed Grand Mosque boasts the city's tallest minaret (70 metres) and remains the hub of religious life. Although non-Muslims are not allowed inside, it's still worth going to see its impressive exterior.
Originally opened in 1900, the Grand Mosque was rebuilt (in 1998) in traditional Islamic architectural style and houses 1200 worshippers at once. It has nine large domes and 45 smaller ones.

The Grand Mosque, located in the city's Bur Dubai section, is actually a recreation of the original Grand Mosque, constructed in 1900. Traditional Persian details abound, such as domes, an inspiring sky-blue mosaic, sand-hued facades, handmade stained glass, and wooden shutters.

The Grand Mosque is also home to Dubai's tallest minaret, where the muezzin, or crier, calls the people to prayer. Non-Muslims are not permitted inside the mosque.

Originally opened in 1900, the Grand Mosque of Dubai has recently been rebuilt in traditional Islamic architectural style. Throughout its transformations, the mosque has remained an important center of religious and cultural life. Now with a capacity of 1200 worshippers, and the tallest minaret in the city, it is all the more integral in Dubai society. Non-Muslims are not permitted to enter the mosque, but definitely go see the minaret and take a few pictures of this symbol of Muslim worship.


The Grand Mosque in Bur Dubai is home to the city's tallest minaret. It was built in the 1990s in the style of the Grand Mosque, which dated from 1900 but was demolished to make way for another mosque in 1960.

The new Grand Mosque's sand-colored walls and wooden shutters blend perfectly with the surrounding old quarter of Bur Dubai.Jumeirah Mosque, is known for its size and elaborate design. The best time to see it is at night, when it is spectacularly lit up.

The stunning Iranian Mosque has incredibly detailed blue mosaic work typical of Persian building design. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter mosques in the UAE. Next door, the Heritage and Diving Villages have displays on pearl diving and dhow building, two of old Dubai's economic mainstays.

Another area re-creates traditional Bedouin and coastal village life, complete with barasti (Persian) homes, a traditional coffeehouse and a small souq where you can buy freshly made dosa (a flat, grilled bread). A Museum with items from nearby archaeological sites is also interesting.

 

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