Make the Hindu Temple in Dubai part of your cultural itinerary, which you can launch from one of the centrally located Dubai luxury hotels such as the Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai. It is widely considered one of the prime 5 star hotels Dubai has to offer all visitors. The Hindu Temple caters to the substantial Hindu expatriate population scattered throughout all seven emirates. It is situated alongside the scenic Bur Dubai Creek, which is near the Dubai Museum located close by. The two deities enshrined within the temple complex are Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna, both of whom are allotted separate temple shrines, and the temple in its entirety is known as the Shiva and Krishna mandir. Many couples can get married within the temple, yet the registration of these marriages cannot take place in the UAE, given its Muslim rule of law. During the religious festivals of Navaratri and Sivaratri, the temple comes alive and is thronged with massive crowds of devotees hailing from across the UAE, united in steadfast observation of their faith.
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