These mosques in UAE will leave you spellbound and in awe!

Al Noor Mosque – Sharjah

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The Al Noor Mosque is located on the Khaled lagoon at the Buhaira Corniche. Built in 2005, the mosque is of Turkish Ottoman design and was influenced by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Turkey. It was the first mosque in Sharjah to open its doors to non-Muslims.

Grand Jumeirah Mosque – Dubai

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One of Dubai's most popular mosques, it is one of three mosques in the UAE that can be visited by non-Muslims and women. The best way to visit this splendid mosque is by taking the guided tour organised by The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. It is also said that it is the most photographed mosque in Dubai.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi

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Built in 2007, it is the largest and definitely the most famous mosque in the UAE and the eighth largest mosque in the world. The unique feature about this mosque is that it was constructed with the aim of 'uniting the world'. The material for its construction came from around the world like Germany, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and more. The mosque to around 11 years to construct and can accomodate 41,000+ visitors at a time. Featuring 82 domes, the mosque also has gold gilded chandelliars and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet. It was also rated at the world's second most favourite landmark by TripAdvisor.

Al Badiyah Mosque – Fujairah

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Built back in 1446, the Al Badiyah Mosque in Fujairah is one of the oldest mosques in the UAE. Square in shape and built with stone and burnt mud , the mosque's design and construction is unlike any other mosque in the area. The roof has four domes which rest on a central pillar. Situate on a hillside in Fujairah, the view from the top is splendid and attracts photographers from all over making it one of UAE's top attractions.

Green Mosque – Dubai

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Built in 2014 by the Dubai's Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation;The Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque is the first environmentally friendly mosque in the entire Islamic world. Environmentally-friendly materials were used in the construction of the mosque, it also uses thermal insulation systems, solar-powered water heaters and air conditioners that emit reduced greenhouse gases. Wow. Isn't that briliant? 

Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque and Centre – Dubai

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Opened in Dubai in 2011, the mosque was built to bridge the gap between visitors and locals and facilitate cultural exchange. It promotes the values of moderation, tolerance, creativity, leadership, peace, and harmony. It is considered one of the UAE’s largest mosques and the third of its kind to open its doors to non-Muslims after the Mosque of late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi and the Grand Mosque in Jumeirah. With an area of 93,400 square feet, the mosque that can accommodate 2000 people at a time. Inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, it features 21 domes, 124 stained glass windows and 4 minarets on the exterior. The Ottoman inscriptions were sculpted by 60 Moroccan craftsmen from the city of Fez. The center is a great place to learn about Islamic culture and heritage.

Also Read: With Sheikh Zayed Mosque rated as the 2nd favourite landmark, let’s look at some lesser known facts about it!

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