Believed to be the most photographed mosque in Dubai, Jumeirah Mosque is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. It’s not hard to see why visitors get snap-happy around this majestic mosque, as there is so much beauty to behold when viewing the building from the outside. The impressive carved domes which comprise the roof sit between two tall, stunning spires, which strike into the sky above the mosque. The entrance is characterised by the high, deep archways, each of which are supported by a duo of columns. It is even more spectacular when lit up at nightfall.
The large mosque, which is big enough to hold up to 1,200 worshippers at once, was a gift to the current ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, from the former ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum – the father of Sheikh Mohammed. It has an “open doors, open minds” policy, so visitors of all faiths are invited to enter the mosque and learn about Islamic life. Tours of the mosque are also available for non-Muslims, which inform visitors about the local culture, and provide information on Islamic holidays, rituals, traditions and cuisines.