Guided Tour of Jumeirah Mosque, a brief explanation about the dress code guidelines
Jumeirah Mosque is the most famous mosque and one of the most loved architectural treasures in Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), it is a cultural and historical place in the city, and it opens to visit foreigners. The mosque Construction was started to began in 1976 and completed was in 1979, and open.
This mosque visit has been a key activity under the “Open Doors Open Minds” program of the Sheikh Mohammad Centre Cultural Understanding (SMCCU), SMCCU is mission is to create interactive programs that build cultural awareness, tolerance, and understanding, from all around the world between the different nationalities, and cultures.
To deepen understanding of the world’s second-largest religion “Islam”, pay the visit to Jumeirah Grand Mosque.
One of the interesting facts of this mosque is that this landmark features on the AED 500 note! Widely regarded as one of the most photographed mosques in Dubai city (UAE), the mosque stands out for many reasons; the Jumeirah mosque is built in the traditional Fatimid style which originated from Egypt and Syria.
From the Late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, former Ruler of Dubai and the father of the current Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum the mosque was a gift. Jumeirah Grand Mosque is one of the only two mosques in Dubai, which are open to non-Muslims.
Jumeirah grand mosque, which is large enough to hold up to 1,200 worshipers, the white stone façade, elegant minarets, and beautiful landscaping of the mosque, located along the picturesque Jumeirah Beach Road makes it a serene location.
Jumeirah mosque’s large central dome is surrounded by four 4 smaller domes, each adorned with intricate stone carvings, inside, the serene space is decorated in soothing tones of apricot, duck-egg blue, cream and with the brass lanterns illuminating the central prayers hall and surrounding nooks.
Guided Tour of Jumeirah Mosque:
Guided Tour of Jumeirah Mosque, to familiarize yourself with the “Jumeirah Grand Mosque” the best way is to glean insight into the “Islamic faith is by joining a guided tour. Run by the (SMCCU) Sheikh Mohammad Centre for Cultural Understanding, tours take place from 10 am, Saturday to Thursday. In advance, there is no need to book, but be sure to arrive early for the tour’s registration, which starts at 9:30 am.
The tour delivers a great introduction to the five pillars of Islam, and in keeping with the Sheikh Mohammad Centre for Cultural Understanding SMCCU’s ethos of “Open minds, open door”.
The guests are encouraged to ask any questions they may have about the religion and region, if they want to know they can ask questions easily, with no topics off-limits. During the tour of this grand mosque, you will learn about the importance of “Qiblah”, a semicircular niche in the wall that indicates the direction of the “Kaaba” in Makkah.
The tour of 75 minutes costs 25 dirhams about $7 and concludes with the dates, water, tea, Arab Coffee and Emirati Pastries. Private visits to the mosque can be arranged through the Sheikh Mohammad Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) or if you are travelling with more people get in touch with centre to arrange the private group tour.
The dress code in Jumeirah mosque:
It is a place of worship, there is dress rules apply for men and women, shoulders and knees must be covered at all times, and your clothing should be non-transparent. Ladies also have to cover your head with the scarf but don’t worry, if someone is not having packed appropriate clothing, can borrow traditional attire from the mosque.
Have a cultural breakfast/ lunch at Sheikh Mohammad Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU), followed by the walkthrough Dubai Museum, located in the historic Al Fahidi neighborhood 15 minutes drive to the north of Jumeirah mosque.
Sheikh Mohammad Centre For Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) “Open mind open door” policy extends to photography, with cameras allowed inside the mosque, making this beautiful mosque is most photographed mosque in the city, while the beautiful white walls look great against a blue sky during the day, arrive at the dusk for the most spectacular shorts of exterior. As the sun sets, the stone transforms into a deep blush before melting into a soft golden hue.