Dubai’s magnificent Jumeirah Mosque is undoubtedly one of the best known landmarks in the desert emirate. Situated in the scenic beachside area of Dubai, the majestic mosque was constructed in 1978 in the medieval Fatimid mode of architecture. It is a beautiful construction in white stone featuring a huge central dome framed by two lofty minarets. The finish of the exterior gleams in a seashell-like effect and the colour of the edifice blend harmoniously with Jumeirah Beach’s soft white sands as a picturesque backdrop.
The mosque is the sole Muslim place of worship in Dubai which permits entrance for non-Muslims. Visitors to the United Arab Emirates may broaden their understanding of the Islamic religion and the culture of the region by taking a guided tour of Jumeirah Mosque. Tours are conducted for the benefit of non-Muslims at 10 am every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The tour takes about one and a quarter hours and costs 10 dirhams (equivalent to 3 US Dollars). Advance reservations are not necessary, but visitors must arrive at the site at least 5 minutes early.
On one of these tours visitors will gain an understanding of the architecture of the place of worship and the religious importance of its principal design attributes. It is possible to take photographs of the building’s magnificent design and architecture.
However the principal intention of the tours is to impart non-Muslims with a more profound understanding of the Islamic faith. Guides describe the principles of the faith and its five central tenets; namely, faith declaration, prayer, almsgiving, fasting during Ramadan and the haj pilgrimage. The significance of the call to prayer five times each day and a demonstration of the prayer rite are provided. The tour is concluded with a question and answer session enabling guests to gain knowledge on the Islamic faith and the culture of the Emirates. Additionally visitors may choose to join a cultural breakfast or lunch where they can obtain a deeper understanding of religion and life in the desert Emirates.
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