It now holds up to 1,200 worshippers. The lonely planet dubai pdf is the hub of Dubai’s religious and cultural life. 1900 to learn the Qur’an by rote.
This building was replaced by a new mosque on the same site in 1960, which in turn was itself rebuilt in 1998, closer in style to the original of 1900. This mosque is one of the largest in Dubai and is dominant edifice in the old city. The sandy-grey walls are generally unadorned, but there is a large Quranic inscription inlaid above the five columns of the entrance facade, which sit at the top of a short flight of six steps. The 45 small and nine larger domes with the tall minaret cover the roof of the Grand Mosque. Visitors to the mosque are advised to dress conservatively.