Jumeirah Mosque (Dubai)
Admire the exceptional décor of the mosque built in the traditional Fatimid Style
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Jumeirah Mosque Tour (Dubai)
Situated near the Jumeirah 1 area of Dubai, Jumeirah Mosque happens to be the most photographed mosque in the entire city. Almost every individual from the Muslim community wishes to visit the place at least once. Jumeirah Mosque Dubai is one of the very few mosques, which welcomes people with pure love even from the diverse communities. Hence, the non-Muslim visitors take the due assistance of the touring groups to admire the serenity of the mosque. The permission to welcome even the non-Muslim tourists were issued with the sole motive of spreading awareness about the Islamic religion.
History of Jumeirah Mosque
The mosque was built recently in the year 1976 and since then it has become one of the most celebrated tourist spots of Dubai. Developed and decorated frivolously by Hegazi and Moaez, the museum offers glimpses of pristine Fatimid style, reflecting the traditional antiquity of Dubai Mosque.
Jumeirah Mosque is situated near the Chicago Beach Hotel which has been renamed as the Jumeirah Beach Hotel since 1995. However, irrespective of the growing marketplace and overcrowding of the historical heritage sites of Dubai, Jumeirah Mosque has denied the turmoil of modernization and has till now successfully preserved the serene tradition.
Facts about Jumeirah Mosque
It is the only mosque in Dubai where non-Muslim people can enter. It is also, perhaps of the same reason, the most photographed mosque in Dubai. Owing to the traditional architecture, the Jumeirah Mosque remains distinct from the rest and is designed to accommodate around 1300 people. The "Two Minaret Mosque" allows tourism only four times a week, each of which takes an approximate time of seventy- five minutes. The Jumeirah Mosque tour facilitates the visitors with the prime knowledge of the five pillars of Islam and various other fascinating facts about the religion.
Architecture of Jumeirah Mosque
The roof of almost every mosque here is designed in the most popular hypostyle form and is supported by various vertical columns, each reflecting the ancient artwork of the place. People from all over the world gather here to take a glimpse of the pristine qiblah wall lying exactly on the other side of the entrance. Exactly at the center of the qiblah wall, mihrab offers the place for the imam to lead the prayers five times a day. People gather in the prayer hall and offer their daily prayers facing towards the pious Ka'aba.
Iftar at Jumeirah Mosque
An Iftar is a seasonal event organized in the holy month of Ramadan. Visitors can plan an evening at the mosque with a traditional “breakfast” and learn about the Islamic tradition of fasting. The daily fasts are broken by eating dates and several other Emirati dishes. Iftar tours are suited for expats and tourists who are looking for a peek into the culture of UAE.
The place around the mosque teems with innumerable people every day owing to the Palm Strip Mall located on the exact another side of the mosque at Jumeirah Mosque 1 road. Hence, tourists visiting the place also get the gorgeous opportunity to interact and intermix with the local residents dwelling there.
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FAQ's of Dubai
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Yes, modest clothing should be worn. Visitors can borrow traditional attire from the Mosque.
Yes, people of any faith are welcome to visit the mosque.
The guided tour costs AED 20 per person (including tea and snacks) and entry for children under 12 is free.
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