5 beautiful mosques in Dubai to visit this Eid

In the spirit and blessings of Eid Al Adha, we bring to you breath-taking photos of some of the most beautiful mosques in Dubai with key highlights of their surrounding areas.

1- JUMEIRAH MOSQUE – JUMEIRAH 1 

Photo credits: Mohammad Wageeh

Jumeirah mosque by Mohammed Wageh

Jumeirah Mosque

The Jumeirah mosque is located in Jumeirah 1 opposite the Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa. It is said that it is the most photographed mosque in all of Dubai. The mosque is a modern-day tribute to medieval Fatimid architecture, complete with pure-white minarets and domes.

Organised tours are available for non-Muslims: Tue: 10:00 am – 11:15 am , Thu: 10:00 am – 11:15 am , Sat – Sun: 10:00 am – 11:15 am

About Jumeirah

  • Location: Jumeirah is a coastal residential area. It is located on Jumeirah Beach Road and has several sub-communities including: Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah 2 and Jumeirah 3.
  • Real Estate: The residential properties range from large detached villas to smaller town homes.
  • Gems: Jumeirah Beach Road offers plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops to choose from. In addition to being located on the beach, Jumeirah is also in close proximity to Safa Park, Wild Wadi Water Park and more.

View available properties for rent in Jumeirah.

2- IRANIAN MOSQUE – AL WASL

Photo credits: Mohammad Wageeh

Majed Imam Hassan Ali Mohammed by Wageh

Iranian mosque

The UAE’s only Iranian mosque, Iranian Mosque also known as Imam Hussein Mosque is located on the Al Wasl Street, next to Iranian Hospital, in Jumeirah. Its intricately designed structure reflects Persian architectural style. A striking characteristic of its outer walls is azure blue coloured faience tiles embellished with intricate floral motifs as well as curvilinear twirls in a riot of colours like red, green, yellow, and white.

Organised tours are available for non-Muslims.

View available properties for rent in Al Wasl.

3- AL FAROOQ OMAR IBN AL KHATTAB MOSQUE  – UMM SUQUEIM 

Photo credits: Bilal Ismail

Al Farooq Mosque by Bilal Ismail

The mosque is located in Al Safa 1 opposite Al Safa park. The Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque also known as Blue Mosque, can accommodate 2,000 worshipers and is considered one of the UAE’s largest mosques and the third of its kind to open its doors to non-Muslims

The inscriptions in the mosque are Ottoman inscriptions inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul and had an Andalusian touch.

The external architecture is based on the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, known as the Blue Mosque for the thousands of Iznek tiles that colour its interior walls and arches.

About Umm Suqueim

  • Location: Umm Suqeim is located in western Dubai, along the Jumeirah beach coastline. Umm Suqeim comprises three sub-communities including: Umm Suqeim 1, 2 and 3.
  • Real Estate: Properties range from small 1 bedroom villas to very large 6 bedroom villas.
  • Gems: Umm Suqueim offers plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops to choose from. In addition to being located on the beach, Jumeirah is also in close proximity to Safa Park, Wild Wadi Water Park and more.

View available properties for rent in Umm Suqueim.

4- AL SALAM MOSQUE – AL BARSHA 

Photo credits: Mohammad Wageeh

Al Salam mosque by Mohammed Wageeh

Al Salam Mosque

The mosque is located in Al Barsha 1 behind Mall of the Emirates and was opened in July 2014 by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Its capacity is of 1,500 worshippers and its interior designs and Islamic collections reflect the spirit of Emirati architecture mixed with the Andalusian and Ottoman architectures.

About Al Barsha 

  • Location: Located behind Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha offers a variety of apartments as well as a large area of custom made villas. It is easily accessible by metro as well as from Sheikh Zayed and Al Khail Roads.
  • Real Estate: Al Barsha offers a variety of apartments as well as a large area of villas. Apartments are mainly populated by expats whereas local families mainly inhabit the villas.
  • Gems: There is a great park called Al Barsha Pond Park with many fitness options such as a walking track, work out stations, tennis and basketball courts.

View available properties for rent in Al Barsha.

5- KHALIFA AL TAJER MOSQUE – DEIRA

Photo credits: Mohammad Wageeh

Khalifa Al tajer by Mohammed Wageh

Khalifa Al Tajer mosque by Mohammed Wageh

Also known as the ‘Green Mosque’, Khalifa Al Tajer is said to be the first eco-friendly mosque in the Islamic world, after opening in Port Saeed in July. It’s 100 percent environmentally friendly, with energy-saving LED lights, solar panels to power the battery storage systems and water heaters, as well as a climate control system to regulate the air-conditioning units according to prayer times and number of visitors.

About Deira

  • Location: Deira used to be the commercial centre of the city and still holds a great number of offices and government institutes, located by the east side of the creek.
  • Real-estate: Deira offers a wide range of apartments.
  • Gems: Deira is filled with shops, shopping malls, restaurants and souks.

View available properties for rent in Deira.