Dubai’s mosques aren’t like European cathedrals; simply strolling in for a look around isn’t an option. With one exception. As part of the ‘Open Doors. Open Minds’ venture, magnificent Jumeirah Mosque welcomes visitors six days a week, and the tour is incredible and extremely affordable with under 12s going free.
Everyone is encouraged to ask questions, rituals and customs are explained, and the mosque itself is revealed in fascinating detail. You leave with a greater understanding of the true meaning of Islam; but what really sticks with kids is the warm, friendly atmosphere, and sheer charm of the local guides.
Older kids and teenagers will enjoy the Jumeirah Mosque tour. Respectful dress is expected. But if you aren’t sure, don’t worry, you’ll be given appropriate clothing on arrival.