- The mosque opening our rank is definitely the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. It is the largest mosque in the Emirates (8th in the world) and it really is impressive. When we saw it for the first time from the road we said at the same time „Look at that!”. Indeed it’s huge. 40 000 people can pray there at one time! And at the same time it is an architectural masterpiece.
- Jumeirah mosque – located by Jumeirah road, Dubai. Another big and interesting temple. Of course it’s way smaller and not as impressive as the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi but still wort attention. It is said to be the most photographed mosque in Dubai. Opened in 1975 is prepared to receive around 1200 believers. It has two minarets and although built of modern materials, in its apperance it refers to the style of Fatimid dynasty ruling north Africa in 10-12th centuries.
- Iranian mosque in Dubai – this is a fabulous mosque, completely different than the other mosques in Dubai. It’s built in persian style, covered with green-blue mosaic with floral motifs. Now it’s decorated with UAE flagues which in our opinion a little spoil the view of the facade.
Internet is full of different information about this mosque but we cannot help feeling that they refer to some other mosque. That includes the directions as well. The one that you see on above pictures is located in Bur Dubai right in the back of Bur Dubai souq.
- Grand Mosque in Dubai – it’s located in Bur Dubai area just next to the oldest building in Dubai – Al Fahidi fort (1787). The mosque was originally built in 1900 but the building we are seeing today is just a copy of original one which was demolished. It has only one minaret but it is 70-meters high. Roof is covered with 54 different sizes domes what is barely visible from the street. Building is rather simple, with not too many decorations. Only right above the main entrance there is some brown ornament on white background. It has the capacity of more than 1000 people. Non-muslims are not allowed to visit.