The Glorious Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai

Situated in the Dubai city, the Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most photographed mosques. Its construction began in the year 1976. This beautiful structure was designed by the Consultant Office of Moaez and Hegazi. This mosque has been designed in the traditional Fatimid style and is very popular among the Muslims of Dubai. The Fatimid tradition was a rage in the Middle East during the reign of Fatimid Caliphate. It is one of the most winning and triumphant modern Islamic architecture. In fact, it even gives passage to the non-Muslim crowd and that too for six days a week. Women, however, are asked to wear a scarf when visiting this sanctum sanctorum. Men should wear trousers and t-shirt or shirts. Vests are not allowed.

Jumeirah Mosque Domes

Jumeirah Mosque Domes

Situated on the northern end of Jumeirah Beach Road, this mosque is located right opposite to the Dubai Marine Beach Spa and Resort. No metro facility is available near the mosque. However, visitors can travel via the bus which is an ideal mode of transport to the mosque. Buses are available from the Gold Souk Bus Station to the Jumeirah Mosque.

For people who are not Muslims, an elaborate tour can be booked beforehand. Such tours of the mosque are organized by Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. These tours begin at 10 in the morning and are priced very reasonably at AED 10 per head. Each tour extends for maximum 75 minutes. The tourists also get coffee, dates, water, tea and traditional pastries while touring the mosque. There is no touring fee for children below the age of 12. It is extremely crucial to dress up conservatively when visiting a mosque (either Jumeirah Mosque or any other mosque). Women should cover their head, arms, and legs properly.

White Shining Jumeirah Mosque Domes

White Shining Jumeirah Mosque Domes

The Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most beautifully constructed landmarks and can hold more than 1200 worshippers at a time. Raised in all-white stone, this mosque has aesthetic twin minarets. It has a huge central dome that highlights and depicts the true artistry and beauty of the building. The beauty of the mosque amplifies to a great extent in the evening.

The intricate architecture of the mosque truly depicts Emirati religion and culture. It is an ideal photo stop for all the tourists who are on a sight-seeing spree to Dubai. There are also elaborate question and answer rounds with the tour guides. This is an extremely innovative way to learn more about the Islamic culture and tradition. The ‘Open Doors, Open Minds’ program is an exceedingly fascinating step taken by the authorities to cultivate greater understanding about the rich Islamic and Emirati culture.

One of the best parts is that photography is allowed inside the mosque. Unlike many other traditional and historic places, the ambiance inside this mosque is very enjoyable. You must definitely bring your camera to click beautiful pictures with scenic, eye-pleasing and attractive backgrounds.

Apart from this, special Friday prayers are offered in this Mosque. Qibla is regarded as the wall of the mosque. This wall faces the Mecca and the Muslims have to face it while praying. Mihrab is the prayer niche and is located at the centre of the Qibla. It is regarded as the sanctum sanctorum of the Jumeirah Mosque. Minbar is located to the right of the Mihrab. From this point, ‘imam’ delivers the ‘khutba’ on Fridays.

Jumeirah Mosque Front View

Jumeirah Mosque Front View

In this mosque, man is forbidden to create any picture of living beings. However, pictures of plants can be created and can also be worshipped. It is, in fact, extremely rare to find pictures in the mosque. The interior is richly decorated with Arabic calligraphy and ornate patterns. An ablution ritual called ‘wudu’ should be performed by the visitors before entering the mosque. Visitors can also find all the information and facts about Islam at the rear end of the mosque. After all these facts about the Jumeirah Mosque, it can be said that it is one of the most scenic places in Dubai.         Situated in the Dubai city, the Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most photographed mosques. Its construction began in the year 1976. This beautiful structure was designed by the Consultant Office of Moaez and Hegazi. This mosque has been designed in the traditional Fatimid style and is very popular among the Muslims of Dubai. The Fatimid tradition was a rage in the Middle East during the reign of Fatimid Caliphate. It is one of the most winning and triumphant modern Islamic architecture. In fact, it even gives passage to the non-Muslim crowd and that too for six days a week. Women, however, are asked to wear a scarf when visiting this sanctum sanctorum. Men should wear trousers and t-shirt-shirt or shirts. Vests are not allowed.

Situated on the northern end of Jumeirah Beach Road, this mosque is located right opposite to the Dubai Marine Beach Spa and Resort. No metro facility is available near the mosque. However, visitors can travel via the bus which is an ideal mode of transport to the mosque. Buses are available from the Gold Souk Bus Station to the Jumeirah Mosque.

Sculpture of the Grand Jumeirah Mosque

Sculpture of the Grand Jumeirah Mosque

For people who are not Muslims, an elaborate tour can be booked beforehand. Such tours of the mosque are organized by Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. These tours begin at 10 in the morning and are priced very reasonably at AED 10 per head. Each tour extends for maximum 75 minutes. The tourists also get coffee, dates, water, tea and traditional pastries while touring the mosque. There is no touring fee for children below the age of 12.  Among all the glitz and glamour of Dubai, there is still a strong undercurrent of humility, which is apparent from the visit to the mosque.  It is extremely crucial to dress up conservatively when visiting a mosque (either Jumeirah Mosque or any other mosque). Women should cover their head, arms, and legs properly.

Jumeirah Mosque Dome Interior Sculpture

Jumeirah Mosque Dome Interior Sculpture

The Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most beautifully constructed landmarks and can hold more than 1200 worshippers at a time. Raised in all-white stone, this mosque has aesthetic twin minarets. It has a huge central dome that highlights and depicts the true artistry and beauty of the building. The beauty of the mosque amplifies to a great extent in the evening.

The intricate architecture of the mosque truly depicts Emirati religion and culture. It is an ideal photo stop for all the tourists who are on a sight-seeing spree to Dubai. There are also elaborate question and answer rounds with the tour guides. This is an extremely innovative way to learn more about the Islamic culture and tradition. The ‘Open Doors, Open Minds’ program is an exceedingly fascinating step taken by the authorities to cultivate greater understanding about the rich Islamic and Emirati culture.

One of the best parts is that photography is allowed inside the mosque. Unlike many other traditional and historic places, the ambiance inside this mosque is very enjoyable. You must definitely bring your camera to click beautiful pictures with scenic, eye-pleasing and attractive backgrounds.

Apart from this, special Friday prayers are offered in this Mosque. Qibla is regarded as the wall of the mosque. This wall faces the Mecca and the Muslims have to face it while praying. Mihrab is the prayer niche and is located at the centre of the Qibla. It is regarded as the sanctum sanctorum of the Jumeirah Mosque. Minbar is located to the right of the Mihrab. From this point, ‘imam’ delivers the ‘khutba’ on Fridays.

Jumeirah Mosque Full View

Jumeirah Mosque Full View

In this mosque, man is forbidden to create any picture of living beings. However, pictures of plants can be created and can also be worshipped. It is, in fact, extremely rare to find pictures in the mosque. The interior is richly decorated with Arabic calligraphy and ornate patterns. An ablution ritual called ‘wudu’ should be performed by the visitors before entering the mosque. Visitors can also find all the information and facts about Islam at the rear end of the mosque.

After all these facts about the Jumeirah Mosque, it can be said that it is one of the most scenic places in Dubai. This constructive wonder of the UAE is highly revered, both by Muslims and non-Muslims. It is a must to visit this place if you want to witness breathtaking architecture and ultimate peace of mind. Its sheer elegance is bound to drive you to another world altogether.

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