Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Omar Bin Khattab Mosque - Dubai

I remember going to this mosque last ramadan, just couple of days after it's opening. It was in news because after Grand Jumeirah mosque this is the only mosque in Dubai that allows access to the non-muslims too. It was also in news because apparently about 80 million dirhams have been spent on this mosque. I was amazed the first time I visited this mosque for taraweeh, oh the Imam! They had gotten Abu Bakr Ash Shatri for the taraweeh and his voice is blessed, mashallah! I miss Ramadan now! Anyway, so I made a vow to come again to this mosque and when the opportunity presented itself I couldn't decline. I was extremely tired that day after work so the photos aren't extremely amazing but they do give you an idea about the mosque. For a better view, click on the pictures.
The outside view

Minarets perching in the sky

Some of the lovely decor!

I love this place so much

The decor inside - yes, it gets better!

Writing on the wall

The ceiling for ladies section

This is near the musalla in gents section

Amazing, isn't it?

But mosques are not just for decoration. They are a  place where you worship and find guidance.

Quran - 1 divine book with all answers.

Then you do some dhikr

The gents section. 

Details and details everywhere

Where the Imam stands

Then you make some dua asking Allah to make you visit Ka'aba

BW love

Then you leave
All photos are mine, If you'd like to take any, you can ask for it on the comment box :)


  1. Beautiful!
    I love Abu bakr al shaatiry's voice :)

  2. Love the pics Shireen! Thanks for a wonderful post.

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