Grand Mosque / Grand Bur Dubai Masjid
#25 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
Distance (From Dubai): 8 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: Opposite To Dubai Museum
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: Non-Muslims are not allowed inside the mosque where prayers are offered. However, they can enter inside the minaret to admire the architecture of the building.
At a distance of 8 km from Dubai International Airport, Grand Mosque is a sacred mosque situated in the historic Al Fahidi Neighborhood in Bur Dubai. Opposite to Dubai Museum, it is an absolute must when it comes to popular places in Dubai.
Also known as Grand Bur Dubai Masjid, Grand Mosque was built in 1900 as a school devoted to the study of the Quran but it was demolished to make way for another mosque in 1960. Again it was rebuilt in the year 1998, closer in style to the original of 1900. This mosque is one of the largest in Dubai and one of the biggest mosques in the world and keeps its visitors hooked with the amazing architectural pieces around in the place.
The hub of Dubai's religious and cultural life, the mosque displays an impressive blue mosaic work which makes it worthy of a visit. It has 82 vaults and the 24-carat gold overlaid fixtures simply add to the grandeur of the place. There are five large Quranic inscriptions at the entrance. It has nine large domes and 45 smaller ones which exhibit fine geometrical carvings on them. The mosque boasts of 70 m tall minaret which looks like a lighthouse tower. The premises of the Grand Mosque have the capacity to house 1,200 people at one time for Namaz.
Non-Muslims are not allowed inside the mosque where prayers are offered. However, they can enter inside the minaret to admire the architecture of the building.
Timings: 8 AM - 10 PM from Saturday - Thursday & 4. 30 PM - 10 PM on Friday
Entry: Free, AED. 25 for Guided Tour