Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Tel: 971 4353 6666
Concierge.com's insider take:
The majestic Jumeirah Mosque showcases Islamic heritage and promotes cultural understanding; this is the only mosque non-Muslims are allowed to enter in the UAE besides the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi. The mosque was built entirely in natural-colored local stone in 1978. Its architecture is in the Fatimid tradition, with heavily decorated, towering minarets (including the tallest one in Dubai) flanking nine massive domes (and 45 smaller ones), all covered in geometric motifs and intricate Arabic calligraphy. It's a fascinating option for those interested in the religion, and at the end of the tour, questions are actively encouraged. Bare arms and legs are not permitted, and women should bring a head scarf.
Free one-hour guided tour on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 10 am.