Grand Mosque

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Grand Mosque information

Dubai , United Arab Emirates
Ali bin Abi Talib St
Getting there
Metro: Al Fahidi, Al Ghubaiba
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Dubai’s tallest minaret (70m high) lords over more than 50 small and large domes that give the city's largest mosque its distinctive silhouette. Today's building was only completed in 1998 but is, in fact, a replica of the historic house of worship from 1900. As with all Dubai mosques except Jumeirah Mosque, it’s off limits to non-Muslims.

As well as being the centre of Dubai’s religious and cultural life, the original was also home to the town’s kuttab (Quranic school), where children learned to recite the Quran from memory. It's opposite the Dubai Museum.