Rushing into a mosque wherever you are turning to is not an unlikely thing, yet the one that we are going to discuss here has got its own exclusive features, making us write about it further. They are the Jumeirah Mosque situated at the northernmost point of Jumeriah in Dubai. There is no wonder in admitting that, they are one of the most photographed religious centres in the entire Emirate region. The structure deserved to be recognized as such a magnificent place for religion and its unique architecture. Henceforth, they are complemented by both domestic and global level.
The following could be the surprising facts about the Jumeirah Mosque of Dubai that is very rare for you to know already.
People who do not belong to Islam could also enter the mosque
Such lenience is going to question the misconception that Islam is still the orthodox religious community that dislikes any sort of intrusion of people from other communities. However, in reality, it is not so. You could enter the holy space of Jumeirah Mosque even if you are non-Muslim on tour to the city of true religious tolerance. There are indeed some of them in packages, by which somebody would guide you.
It is the same mosque featured on the Emirati note
On the back of the 500 AED note, you could find a mosque inscribed in them. It is nothing else than the Jumeirah Grand Mosque of Dubai. That very much says about the significance of the religious centre for being a landmark. Moreover, along with the picture of Jumeirah Mosque, you could also spot yet another significant element for Emiratis, i.e. the falcon.
Colourful ceilings have got verses from the Quran
In the backdrop of blue and peach ceilings of the Jumeriah Mosque, you could find splendidly carved out Arabic verses from the Quran. The calligraphy marked is unlike the Devanagri scripts found in the Mosque of Sarkhej Roza in Ahmedabad, as the latter was built in the years from 14445 AD to 1451 AD. So apart from the holy scripts, you could also appreciate the magnificence of its designs, chandeliers and other geometric motifs.
They are completely made of white stone marbles
The Jumeirah mosque of Dubai is completely built of a special kind of white stone marbles. Also, the architecture of the very mosque is influenced by building style followed in Syria and Egypt. This particular architectural style is otherwise plainly known as the Fatimid kind of a structure. Moreover, the very first things that you note in the exteriors of the mosque could be the two tall minarets build on either side of a large dome in the middle and two smaller ones on its side.
The mosque could accommodate people up to 1300 at a time
During those congregational mass prayers on Fridays, devotees around 1300 will drop into the mosque. Even though the interiors of this religious centre are that large, some of the people would be seen praying in the exterior premises of the mosque due to lack of enough space.
Traditional Islamic attires for women would be given if required
Just like rituals followed in any spiritual centre all across the globe, here in Jumeriah mosque too, there are some things to be done before setting your foot into the interiors of the mosque. One among them would be wearing traditional Burkha for women. They are supplied by the authorities of the mosque. If you are not willing to adorn them, you may have to veil your shoulders and hair with at least a scarf.
Mosque withstood the demolition process of nearby constructions
It was during the renovation works of the entire city in the 1980s that all the nearby constructions, including the Chicago Beach Hotel, were demolished. Along with them, many residential spaces where a large population of Dubai expatriates lived their struggling lives too were lost. However, the mosque of Jumeriah had withstood the grave demolition, considering their religious significance. Moreover, nothing much had changed since its construction in 1975 with the backing of Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
Interactive open tours are conducted on a regular basis
One should appreciate the open-mindedness and religious tolerance of the Dubai Emiratis to invite the tourists to their spiritual centre under the policy of ‘Open Doors, Open Minds.’ tour is usually organized by Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. They are conducting such tours with the motive of educating the tourists about the cultural understanding and the harmony of the Islamic religion. The provision of such sort of tourism is comparatively new in Arab nations, unlike the open tours offered in Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad.
From the information provided here, you could have got to know that the global city of Dubai had rich culture and traditions even from the olden times. So when you are on tour to the city, you are not supposed to miss that chance of visiting the historic landmarks of Dubai such as the Jumeirah Grand Mosque. On all those holidaying in this most visited Emirate of UAE, you may contact Dubai Tour Trawell who could make your entire trip meaningful yet enjoyable. Moreover, their tour packages are curated in such a way that they could satisfy the wanderlust of each sort of travellers who are honeymoon, family tour, group tour and even solo trip. Immense expenses should never hamper your travel dreams once you had dealt your business with the eminent tour operator.