Saturday, March 27, 2010
Jumeirah Mosque, Only Mosque In Dubai open to Non-Muslim
Our next destination was the Jumeirah Mosque, located in Dubai’s beachside area. It’s a dominant landmark of the city. Our agent informed us that the city has many fine mosques but this is the largest and one of the most beautiful. We got down from the car and took few pictures.Built in medieval Fatimid style in 1978, it is a beautiful white stone structure with towering twin minarets framing a large central dome. Its seashell-like finish and colouring fit perfectly with the mosque’s position opposite the white sands of Jumeirah Beach. It’s the only mosque in the country which is open to non-Musilm. The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding organizes visits to the Jumeirah Mosque for non-Muslims, aimed at promoting cultural understanding and first-hand experience as an insight to the Islamic religion. Jumeirah Mosque Tour is conduct on every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10am, (children must be 5yrs+ )in the morning for the tourists and residents. We could not take part in the tour as MEHR was only 1year 4months then. Those interested gather outside the ornate Jumeirah Mosque for the conducted tour of the Mosque. Bookings are not required but visitors should arrive at least five minutes beforehand but latecomers are not permitted entry.