When traveling I like to soak up as much cultural experience as possible. Since this was my first visit to the Middle East or a predominantly Muslim country I had to visit a mosque. Luckily, the Jumeirah Mosque which is the most photographed mosque in Dubai, allows non-Muslims to visit the mosque as long as they dress modest. Unfortunately, I was unable to visit during the days and times that the tours are conducted but viewing the architecture of the mosque from the outside was a great experience.
The mosque can accommodate up to 1,200 worshippers and is built entirely with white stones in the Medieval Fatimid tradition. It is beautifully constructed with the towering minarets and a central dome. It’s a pity I was not able to experience the mosque at night when it’s lighted up but there’s always next time.