7 Most Beautiful Mosques In UAE To Offer Your Prayers

By Preksha Goyal on Jan 31, 2019
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With an abundance of options to offer your prayers at, UAE, with its extensive range of mosques is a place worth exploring. Intricate architecture, colorful combinations, Islamic calligraphy, and the surrounding beauty adorn the beautiful mosques this country has to offer. Providing a place of comfort and solace away from the chaotic city lives we all live, UAE’s mosques are a delight worth cherishing. These mosques stand apart brightly during the night with their charming decor and offer some of the most extravagant places one can worship at. So check out what the country has in store with these glorious and dazzling mosques. 

1. Al Badiyah Mosque in Fujairah

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A little gem of history and religion, the Al Badiyan Mosque dates back to the Ottoman Empire during the 1940s. Recognized as the country’s oldest mosque, this majestic place of worship displays stunning stone and mud architecture. Nestled beautifully on a hillside, the mosque also provides breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lush green farms making it a must-visit attraction in UAE, not just for its religious and architectural significance, but also for its abundance of natural beauty. 

2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dabi

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Inarguably one of the most magnificent mosques of UAE, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an architectural marvel with a capacity of over 40,000 visitors. Open to both Muslims and non-Muslims, the mosque’s designs and materials have been sourced from multiple countries including France, China, Iran, Morocco, Turkey, Germany, and various others. The white marble, elegant symmetry, and the intricate architecture is a sight to behold especially during the night. 

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3. Al Noor Mosque in Sharjah

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Sharjah’s first and the only mosque that’s open to non-Muslims, the Al Noor Mosque with its Turkish Ottoman architecture and 34 domes makes for a must-visit attraction in UAE. Inspired by Istanbul’s Blue Mosque, the architecture here is worth capturing. The mosque has been rightfully recognized as city’s most beautiful structure and taking a tour of the mosque will provide you the most insightful window into UAE’s culture and the religion of Islam. 

4. Al Salam Mosque in Al Barsha

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With a blend of Ottoman, Andalusian and Emirati architecture, the Al Salam Mosque in Al Barsha, with its brightly lit minarets and Islamic collections is an interesting prayer offering spot in UAE. Nestled just behind the grand Mall of the Emirates, the peaceful ambiance and prayer offerings here remain unmatched. The spectacular building and its reddish-pink exterior stand out from afar making it a sight worth capturing especially during the night. 

5. Masjid Al Rahim, Dubai

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Standing majestically in Dubai Marina, Masjid Al Rahim is a spectacular example of Islamic architecture with a minaret, dome, and a patio. While the white and blue colors illuminate the mosque during the evening giving it a magical look, what captures the interest of the visitors is the gold and white detailing of the interiors. Chandeliers and Arabic calligraphy adorn the beauty of the mosque making it a cherished place among the locals. 

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6. Iranian Mosque in Bur Dubai

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One of the very few Iranian mosques in Dubai, the glorious Shia mosque, Iranian Mosque is abundant with a vibrant mix of colors and Persian architecture. Floral patterns, the dominant blue shade, and Persian tilework provide extensive detailing to the mosque. Some of the similar elements can also be found at the Iranian mosque of Satwa which is another beautiful mosque you can consider visiting. The Islamic calligraphy, on-site library, weekly tours for cultural understanding and intricate decor are sure to leave you fascinated on your visit to Bur Dubai’s Iranian mosque. 

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7. Al Farooq Omar bin Al Khattab Mosque in Al Safa

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Inspired by the designs and interior styles of Andalusian and Persian architecture, the Al Farooq Omar bin Al Khattab Mosque is like a castle with spectacular minarets, domes, and stained glass windows. Also known as the Blue Mosque because of its similarities with the Blue Mosque of Istanbul, this place has a capacity of over 2000 worshipers and is the ideal place to get insights into Islamic heritage and culture. Adorning the beauty of this marvelous building are the colorful tiles, a library, a lecture hall and hand-sculpted inscriptions on the interiors. 

Unique designs and remarkable architecture makes all these mosques stand out from the country’s gigantic skyscrapers. So dress up decently and head to these beautiful mosques to best rejuvenate yourself.

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