Dubai is one of the largest and the most populous city of the UAE with an array of breathtaking attractions. With a luxurious lifestyle, awe-inspiring architecture and amazing shopping spots, there is much to love about living in Dubai. But that’s not all that Dubai has to offer. There are so many beautiful mosques in Dubai, which are a testament to the rich Islamic culture of the city. The architecture in some of these mosques will leave you spellbound. Let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful mosques in Dubai that you must visit.
List of most beautiful mosques in Dubai
The stunning structures, soothing ambience and historic significance make these some of the most famous mosques in Dubai and the rest of the UAE.
JUMEIRAH MOSQUE – JUMEIRAH
Jumeirah Mosque is among the most beautiful mosques in Dubai that are located right in the heart of a popular coastal residential area of Jumeirah. This is one of the older ones among the famous Dubai mosques, built in 1976. Designed to perfection with traditional Fatimid architectural style, the pure white minarets and elegant dome are inspired by structures in Syria and Egypt. The beauty of this religious monument has also led it becoming one of the most photographed mosques of Dubai.
This magnificent mosque was a gift to Dubai from the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the former ruler and father of the current Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This is one of the few mosques in the city that opens its doors to Non-Muslims during selective visiting hours. Non-Muslim visitors can visit the Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai six days a week from Saturday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:15 am. Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) organises these tours that last around 75 minutes. Don’t forget to bring your DSLR camera as photography is allowed in this mosque. Also, make sure to dress modestly, however, you can also borrow traditional attire from the mosque as well. This is one of the most frequented mosques by those renting villas in Jumeirah.
AL SALAM MOSQUE, AL BARSHA
This uniquely designed mosque in Al Barsha is named as Al Salam Mosque, which is among the must-see mosques in the city of Dubai. Al Salam Mosque Dubai is one of the newer mosques in the city. Its multiple domes arranged in a pyramid-like fashion that calls out to all architecture lovers in the city. The two minarets are eye-catching, while the mosque has attractive stained glass windows.
All Non-Muslims are strictly not allowed to enter the mosque. Residents of Al Barsha and outsiders can easily park their cars on the ample parking area especially during Jumma Prayers when it’s overcrowded. There are other significant mosques frequented by those renting apartments in Al Barsha includes Al Barsha South Masjid, Osama Bin Zaid Mosque in Al Barsha 1 and Al Jasmi Mosque in Al Barsha 3 where you can offer daily prayers in a spacious and well-lit prayer hall. If you are shopping in the Mall of the Emirates and hear adhan (call to worship), you can easily rush to Al Salam mosque as it is located right behind this famous mall in Dubai.
AL FAROOQ OMAR IBN AL KHATTAB MOSQUE – UMM SEQUIM
Al Farooq Omar Ibn Al Khattab mosque in the residential area of Al Safa can accommodate 2,000 worshipers. One of the largest mosques in the UAE, Al Farooq Omar Ibn Al Khattab is also known as the Blue Mosque. It is one of the mosques in Dubai where Non-Muslims are allowed entry. It is located opposite the popular Al Safa Park. Tenants of the villas in Al Safa will find it extremely easy to access this mosque. Whether you are a permanent resident of the UAE or a passionate tourist, add this beautifully designed Dubai mosque to your must-visit list.
ABDUL RAHMAN SIDDIQUE MOSQUE ON PALM JUMEIRAH
The Abdul Rahman Siddique Mosque is the only mosque on the largest man-made Island of Palm Jumeirah. This is an award-winning project, which was part of a competition to design a major mosque on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. There is also a free distribution of meals after the Friday prayers for everyone. A separate praying area for ladies is available within this mosque. You can also enjoy multiple amenities including ample parking space, easy access, friendly congregations, and most importantly a wonderful spiritual environment. It is famous for its modern architecture and huge windows, allowing sunlight to enter into the prayer hall, making the environment more charming.
GRAND MOSQUE BUR DUBAI
The Grand Mosque in Bur Dubai is located in the historic district just opposite the Dubai Museum on the western side of Dubai Creek. It is the hub of Dubai’s religious and cultural life, admired for its astounding architecture. When you visit this place of worship you will also find Quranic inscriptions at the entrance of the mosque.
The mosque is spacious with a capacity allowing up to 12,000 people to offer prayers at one time. Non-Muslims can visit the mosque but they are only allowed to enter from 08:00 am – 10:00 pm. However, as with the other mosques in Dubai, visitors must dress modestly. The entrance to the Grand Mosque Bur Dubai is free of cost. Tourists wanting to experience the rich heritage of the emirate can join a Grand Mosque Dubai tour combined with the Jumeirah Mosque to familiarise yourself with Islamic traditions and architecture A convenient option for those renting apartments in Bur Dubai, this is a popular place of worship for many people in the city.
While that concludes our list of most beautiful mosques in Dubai, soon you will be able to offer daily prayers at a brand new mosque known as DIFC Grand mosque.
There are lots of other exciting attractions coming soon to this superlative city. If you’d like to know more about them, make sure to stay tuned to MyBayut, the UAE’s top real estate blog!