Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Al Tayer Mosque

Al Tayer Mosque is located at Umm Suquem 1 and can accommodate approximately 280 people. 






Sunday, July 27, 2014

Al Gargash Mosque, Jumeirah

Located off Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah, Gargah Mosque is another of the most beautiful mosques of Dubai. The mosque is located in the vicinity of Kings School Jumeirah and is in the area opposite Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Resort.

While I refer to it as Al Gargash Mosque I am not really sure that's the official name. I asked at the nearby stores and cafeteria and was informed that the mosque is referred to as Al Gargash mosque. If you know the official name for the mosque and it is something else please let me know






Sunday, July 20, 2014

Grand Mosque, Nad Al Hamar

Located at Naad Al Hamar, off 47th street, this is probably one of the most majestic of mosques in Dubai. The beauty and magnificence of the mosque is accentuated by the space around the structure and the lack of any buildings around.

As I watched the mosque in awe, there was nobody around except a lone traveler who was resting in the compound. He explained to me that he was from Abu dhabi and had stopped by only to rest for a while before heading off. I learnt from the caretaker the mosque is also referred to as the Rashid Lootah Mosque








Saturday, July 19, 2014

Grand Mosque

The Grand Mosque is located in the busy Bur Dubai area close to the textile souq off Ali Bin Abi Taleb street. The mosque was originally built in 1900 and was a school where children learnt to recite the holy Quran. The original school was replaced by a mosque at same location in 1960 and later reconstructed to its current form in 1998.

A unique feature in the design is the 45 small domes and 9 large domes on the roof of the mosque. The Grand Mosque of Dubai is done up in Persian style wíth blue mosaic work and sand colored facades. The mosque contains beautiful handmade stained glass work. 











Monday, July 14, 2014

Heritage Village

Its like time stood still. An old world charm right in the middle of a bustling city. Heritage Village recreates the Dubai of yore, a testimony to the Govt's efforts to show case history. Located near the Shindhaga end of Dubai creek on Bur Dubai side, the village provides views of Dubai's traditional lifestyle and culture. 










Sunday, July 13, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khatab Mosque

The Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khatab mosque was established in 1986 and expanded in 2003. It was rebuilt in 2001 to its current form. I understand that the current design and architecture was inspired by the Blue Mosque of Istanbul.

It is only one of 3 mosque in UAE which give access to non Muslims and can accommodate over 2000 people at a time. 

The mosque is located in the Safa 1 area of Jumeirah off Al Wasl Road. 






Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khatab mosque

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Lime Tree Cafe, Jumeirah


It is kind of difficult to imagine that in these years of being in Dubai, I had never been to The Lime Tree Cafe. Somewhat of an iconic location and a big favorite with the expat population in Jumeirah, I had driven past the cafe many times in the past. 








So when a bunch of friends suggested we meet for brunch at TLTC, I wasn't going to let go of the opportunity. It is a nice quaint place located in an old fashioned villa along Jumeirah Beach Road. 











I guess the place has itself become some sort of a landmark in Jumeirah and has a large group of loyal customers. It has a lovely feel of 'happiness' all through. 




Mosques of Dubai

Satwa Mosque
A mosque in Jumeirah
Jumeirah Mosque
Al Khatab Mosque

Jumeirah Lake Towers - JLT











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