See the iconic minarets
Many people consider the Jumeirah Mosque to be the most beautiful in Dubai. And it’s easy to see why. This beautiful structure is built entirely of white stone, creating a pristine and serene facade. The large central dome is framed by two towering twin minarets that seem to stand watch over the city.
Interestingly, although the Mosque looks steeped in time, it was actually built in the 1970s. One of the best times to hop off your Dubai bus tour and visit is at dusk, when the whole Mosque is lit up by floodlights. You’ll get to see the intricate and delicate artistry in even greater detail.
Take a tour
The Jumeirah Mosque is the only Mosque in Dubai open to non-Muslims. So if you can, it’s well worth taking a tour while you’re here. You don’t need to book, but you will need to wear modest clothing, including long-sleeved trousers and shirts. Women must wear headscarves. Not to worry though - you can borrow traditional clothing for free before you enter, and it’s well worth it for the marvels of the Mosque.
Bring your camera
People say that the Jumeirah Mosque is the most photographed Mosque in Dubai. While we can’t certify that fact, we do know it’s worth bringing a camera when you visit. The glorious white stone creates a brilliant centrepoint to any image, and you can even take your camera inside the building to capture the exquisite interior.
Other interesting facts about the Jumeirah Mosque:
- The main prayer room can hold 1,200 people
- The Mosque features on the UAE 500 dirham banknote
- The Mosque is built in the traditional Fatimid style
- Guided tours last around 75 minutes