Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai

Jumeirah Mosque
09:45 - 11:15
09:45 - 11:15
09:45 - 11:15
09:45 - 11:15
09:45 - 11:15
09:45 - 11:15
09:45 - 11:15
The Jumeirah Mosque is a must see since it is a land mark of Dubai. It is not the largest mosque in the UAE, yet it is one of the few open to non-Muslims. The Visit Programme is hosted by The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. The visit itself takes about an hour for a small fee. Mosque visitors get the chance to observe the prayer and learn more about the customs of worship and ask any questions under the banner program "Open doors. Open minds." Jumeirah Mosque showcases the medieval Fatimid architecture in its stone construction. Visit tours are offered daily accept Friday and begin at 10am sharp. No pre-registration is required. Plan to arrive at 9:30am for registration and enjoy Emirati snacks and hot beverages. Doors will close at 10:05am and will reopen at 11:15am. There is only one guided tour daily. Entry fee is 20AED per person while children under 12 free. The Mosque grounds are open all day, and you may view the Jumeirah Mosque's beautiful architecture from the outside any day of the week. Located at the end of Jumeirah Beach Road, the closest Metro stop is Al Jafiliya. From there you can take a short taxi ride to the mosque or transfer to C10 RTA bus. Modest dress is advisable, however national attire can be borrowed at the door.
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Neighbourhood: Jumeirah
Years ago, before the skyscrapers, before the 12-lane highway, there was only Jumeirah. In fact, when the UAE was formed, its rulers signed the agreement in Union House, at the very start of Jumeirah Beach Road. Often called “The Beverly Hills” of Dubai, a drive down Beach Road reveals one enormous, lavish villa after another. Originally residential-only neighbourhoods, they are now also home to an array of cafes, smart boutiques, and art galleries. Home to one of Dubai’s few public beaches, this recently renovated area includes a new boardwalk, running and walking track, with changing facilities and cafes along the way. Another landmark, Jumeirah Mosque, is the only mosque in Dubai that can be entered by non-Muslims. As part of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, the mosque hosts regular tours and talks about Islam, as part of an “Open Doors, Open Minds” program. A wonderful way to understand more about the UAE and Islam.
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Christine R
Narragansett, RI64 contributions
Oct 2021
I am so glad we went to the Jumeirah Mosque - it definitely exceeded expectations. We were in a rental car and just parked on the street nearby. There was about an hour long presentation by Tracy/Fatima (sorry this isn't a great picture, she is in the black abaya). She spoke about an "insider" view of being Muslim, about the 5 pillars of Islam, and her colleague Mohammad demonstrated a typical prayer series. This is the only mosque in Dubai that allows non-Muslims to enter. As a new arrival in the Middle East, it was a great introduction to the religion and culture. And while we were waiting there was a falcon making the rounds that you could hold on your fist. Definitely recommend!
Written 15 October 2021
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1,017 contributions
Learn about Arab Culture and Traditions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The biggest and oldest mosque in Jumeirah. Now open to non Muslims for guided tours. A great place to learn about the Arab culture and traditions. Women must be fully covered including your head. Men should wear trousers no shorts allowed.
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. Open minds Open doors.
Written 13 October 2021
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England80 contributions
brilliant insight
Sep 2021
We;; explained, beautiful building, and nice welcome to "westerners"
Burj Khalifa, has nothing on this place, the tour is well worth it. Free food and drink on arrival, sit and learn something about Islam, it opened my eyes, really good
Written 30 September 2021
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Traveller of the world
404 contributions
Definitely worth a visit
Aug 2021 • Solo
Stunning structure. Definitely worth coming. Just get a taxi to wait for you. Not sure if you can just go in. I wasn't appropriately dressed anyway!
Written 23 August 2021
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Fairfield1,073 contributions
Fascinating Look into Islamic Practices and Beliefs
Mar 2021
Our visit to Jumeirah Mosque was our first time touring the inside of a mosque and I can highly recommend a visit here. This tour was one of the most memorable experiences in Dubai.
The mosque was easy to find, it is located on Jumeirah Beach road just north of Jumeirah Beach. The #8 bus has a stop right in front of the mosque. You can board this bus from Dubai Marina, it goes straight up and down Jumeirah Beach road. There is also a free shuttle to and from old Dubai (the center of cultural understanding at Al Fahidi historic center.)
Tickets are sold the day of your visit, in a beautiful visitor center across the courtyard from the mosque, so I would suggest coming 20 minutes early to pay and sign up. The visitor center has beautiful and comfortable couches and even serves refreshments. On the day of our visit free pictures with a real life falcon were available, I'm not sure if a falcon is on the property every day. The falcon looked very well taken care of and was so well trained, we were able to hold him on our arm.
Our guide made us feel welcome and comfortable. She spoke perfect English. She began the tour with an explanation of the fountains outside before leading us into the mosque. To enter the mosque, visitors are asked to remove their shoes and wear modest attire. Head, shoulders and knees need to be covered. I brought a light scarf to wear but if you don't bring one, you can borrow a scarf and overcoat. I think this is a very reasonable request to show respect to a house of worship.
Once inside, visitors can sit either on the carpeted floor or on chairs. The guide and her assistant gave a brief overview of Islamic belief and practice, even demonstrating prayer. We learned so much. After the presentation, visitors can ask any question they would like and we felt that we received straight forward and honest answers.
Photography is allowed both inside and out. The mosque is beautiful and makes for a great photo opp but what really set the visit apart were the friendly people.
Written 28 April 2021
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Budapest, Hungary37 contributions
Closed :(
Mar 2021 • Couples
In our day of visit, it was closed due to someone’s death, without any previous notification. This information was not on the website, only on a printed paper on the door... there were many tourists came for the 10.00 tour, all of them modestly dressed, prepared for the tour, and then... nothing. Maybe next time....but now it was a disappointment that they couldn’t informed the people on the closure.
Written 8 April 2021
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75 contributions
Definitely worth a visit!
Feb 2021
Really great tour of the mosque and developed a much better understanding of Islam, highly recommended to go, don't miss it if you are in Dubai for a few days.
Written 12 March 2021
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Singapore, Singapore123 contributions
Highly Recommended - you will learn a lot!
Dec 2020
Well - this was a great change from most of Dubai and we really enjoyed the session with Tracey, who explained a lot we didn't know about the Muslim religion. Everyone is super friendly and we asked a lot of questions. It created a very positive impression of the UAE with their open approach to discussion. Highly recommended - then we went to the Emirates Museum which is 5 minutes drive away - fabulous building and worth 45 minutes to understand the background to the formation of the UAE.
Written 23 December 2020
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Hampshire, UK82 contributions
A Fantastic Tour From SMCCU
Feb 2020
The mosque tour, hosted by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, was a perfect introduction to Arabic culture and Islam. It was inexpensive, aimed at non-Muslims and we never felt as though it was a sermon or a hard-sell. The guide spoke perfect English and was happy to answer any questions. This is a great opportunity to ask all those questions you were always afraid to ask.
Written 28 February 2020
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Pauline K
Ringwood, UK29 contributions
Interesting but difficult to hear properly
Jan 2020
We took a taxi to the Jumeirah Mosque and had a very pleasant registration and refreshment introduction. The group were then shown by 'volunteers' the cleansing process before entering the mosque which was very lighthearted and amusing. We then entered the mosque for an explanation of the muslim beliefs which would have been great apart from the acoustics which made the commentary difficult to hear. On leaving the mosque there were no taxis around and you can't stop one on the main roads (not allowed). Spotting a taxi we ran over but he said he had finished for the day as would most other taxi drivers. Only option was a bus but not having a clue we fortunately saw another taxi and he was still working. It made the visit a bit stressful but all in all we enjoyed the visit.
Written 3 February 2020
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