Did you know that in Dubai it is quite common to see a mosque every few kilometers. Muslims pray five times a day and on Friday and many of these mosques have been designed to cater to up to a 1000 devotees. No matter where you are in Dubai, including in shopping malls, you will hear the call to prayer five times a day reminding Muslims that it is time to pray.
Here are some tips i you visit a mosque as a tourist
- Remove Your sunglasses, hats and Shoes before you actually enter a mosque.
- Be Respectful: Avoid making loud noises or engaging in unnecessary conversation inside of mosques. Turn off mobile phones, don’t chew gum, and do not bring food or drinks inside of a mosque.
- Do Not Point Feet: While sitting, avoid pointing your feet in the direction of the Qibla – the primary wall inside the mosque indicating the direction of Mecca.
Dress Appropriately which is modestly. Men and women should both cover as much skin as possible; women are required to cover their heads.