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7 Most Beautiful Mosques in Dubai

Dubai is not only full of luxury resorts and endless activities for the entire family, but it also offers a glimpse into the culture of the Muslim people. If you are planning your visit to Dubai, you should, at least, include a visit to one of its mosques on your list.

There are spectacular works of art inside these religious centers that are architectural monuments. In this blog, we have compiled a list of the most beautiful mosques in Dubai that you should not miss.


List of Most Beautiful Mosques in Dubai

  1. Dubai Jumeirah Mosque

Dubai’s Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most important and most visited mosques. The reason for this is that this mosque is open to non-Muslims and even allows them to take photographs inside. It is located on Jumeirah Road, opposite the Pal Strip.

The building is made of stone and stands out as a prominent landmark in the whole area. The best time to visit is at sunset when the sun sets between the walls and it offers almost a magical atmosphere. 

  1. Sheikh Zayed Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is considered one of the most beautiful religious monuments in the country. Many critics and tourists consider this mosque to be the most beautiful mosque in the Arab world. It is situated on the eastern end of Abu Dhabi’s capital island. Throughout the history of Islam, mosques have served to unite all cultures and traditions into one. This mosque serves the same purpose.

  1. Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque

As one of the first mosques to open its doors to non-Muslims, Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque and Center were one of the first to do so. It is an ideal place to visit if you are interested in learning about the Islamic faith, admiring the architecture of the building, or entering to pray.

Aside from being a bridge between Arab civilization and the rest of the world, it is an impressive architectural structure in the heart of Al Safa. Inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, this structure rises 30 meters above ground level. Having a capacity of 2,000 worshippers, it is one of the largest mosques in the United Arab Emirates.

  1. The Great Mosque of Dubai

In addition to its traditional name, the Grand Bur Dubai Masjid is one of the most iconic places of worship in Dubai. Approximately 1200 worshippers can be accommodated in the mosque. This building is the tallest minaret in Dubai, which stands 70 meters high and has the appearance of a lighthouse. There is a great history associated with this building and was a school or Kuttab dedicated to the study of the Qur’an.

During the first year of the program, students memorized the entire Qur’an. The mosque was constructed in 1960 and then rebuilt in 1998 in a manner that replicated its original design.

It is the goal of this mosque to increase knowledge of Islamic and Arabic cultures.

  1. Abdul Rahman Siddique Mosque

It is undeniable that the Abdul Rahman Siddique Mosque is a modern building with an elegant minimalist design. There is a strong emphasis on spirituality and devotion at this center. There is an obvious difference between this mosque and the rest of the religious temples in the city due to its linear minaret, its cubist-style main hall, and its rigid lines and geometric elements.

With white and blue glass windows, the building gleams in the sunlight and allows natural light to filter through to the Alquibla, which Muslims face towards Mecca while praying.

  1. Al Salam Mosque

An imposing structure, the Al Salam Mosque is shaped like a pyramid with several domes arranged around it. There are golden domes and white reliefs along the edges of the exterior, making it a striking building from the outside.

The building combines elements of Emirati and Ottoman architecture, and engraved on its facade is the word “Shahada,” one of Islam’s five pillars. In the evening, the mosque is particularly impressive because of its shimmering illumination. The evening light highlights every aspect of its architectural design in shades of green and gold.

  1. City Walk Mosque

City Walk mosque is shaped like a cube, its color is reddish brown, and it is integrated into the urban aesthetics of City Walk. The design of this temple is slightly different from that of other temples, which have traditional elements such as minarets and domes. By contrast, this one has elegant glass door shapes, which are more in keeping with the minimalist aesthetic.

As night falls, its structure is illuminated in a very delicate manner, giving the building a very ethereal appearance. There is a gigantic sculpture by Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej on one side of the building (inspired by a verse of the Qur’an). And, an undulating stainless steel fountain in the classic Arabic style on the other side.


Final Words

In summary, these are the 7 most beautiful mosques in Dubai. Visiting these mosques in person provides a very worthwhile opportunity to gain an understanding of their religion as well as their architectural masterpieces. Hence, if you are in Dubai or planning a visit to this magnificent country, then these mosques are worth visiting.


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