Monday, December 27, 2010

Jumeirah Mosque - Dubai

José "zepombal" also sent me cards to wish me happy holidays and he sent 2 cards, 1 from Dubai and the other from Oman.
This one from Dubai with the Jumeirah Mosque was in my favorites album and i was supposed to received some time ago through a favorites tag but the card never reached me. The card was still in my album, till last thursday, when i've received José's envelope.

"The Jumeirah Mosque is a dominant landmark of Dubai city. Built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, this stone structure is a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. While strolling through the Mosque at sunset, you will be washed in shadows by this elegant formation.
The Jumeirah Mosque is built in the medieval Fatimid traditional combined with modern building materials. Considered to be one of the most attractive mosques in Dubai, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding organizes visits to the Mosque for non-Muslims, aimed at promoting cultural understanding and first-hand experience as an insight to the Islamic religion.
No prior booking is needed. You will have to assemble at the rear of the mosque (Jumeirah Mosque) at 10.00am on Thursday (every week). Ladies need to be covered - long skirts/trousers, long sleeves, hat/scarf for the head. Gentlemen need to wear trousers - Tshirt or shirt and not a vest. You need to take off your shoes before entering the mosque. Information about Islam is put up at the rear of the mosque. From mid-september onwards, the tour is conducted twice a week on Sunday and Thursday. The tour lasts approx. for an hour and a half and the good news is photography is allowed!" - in:

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