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Luxury Dubai Dhow Dinner Cruise Including Sightseeing Along The Creek
"Getting ThereComplimentary hotel to hotel transfer - for Dubai Hotels onlyPick from Hotels in Jumeirah / Dubai Marina / JLT / Barsha - 1815 to 1845Pick from Hotels in Bur Dubai / Downtown Dubai / Business Bay - 1900 to 1930Pick from Hotel Dubai Creek epitomizes the city's personality. Here the magnificent sophistication of the 21st Century walks hand in hand with the simplicity of a bygone era.Hop aboard our glass enclosed contemporary dhow which keeps the traditions alive offering stunning views of the old and new Dubai. Waken you present and future Dubai Creek.Sumptuous feast with Arabic appetizers grilled meat fresh salads and delicious Arabic sweets awaits you as you glide further along accompanied by hot beverages. Get ready to be mesmerized as our enchanting tanora artist spins his well-lit costume to liven up your evening."""
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Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo - Explorer Package
"Get ready to explore the wonders within Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.Your experience starts with the 270 degree acrylic walk through tunnel of the Dubai Aquarium. Surrounded by 10 million liters of water experience the thrill of being in such close proximity to thousands of aquatic animals including sharks and rays.From there your Explorer journey continues in the Underwater Zoo with a submersible simulator which takes you on a virtual adventure with a sea turtle narrator as you swim amongst several sea creatures including dugongs and whale sharks. Next watch a film demonstrating how passionately the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo team care for 30000 aquatic animals on a daily basis. Head down to water level and step aboard the glass-bottom boat drift out over the surface of the aquarium and watch thousands of animals swim below your feet all while learning interesting
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Burj Khalifa Tours and Musical Fountains From Dubai
"Burj Khalifa is at the heart of Dubai and its people; the centre for the World’s finest shopping dining and entertainment. Starting the tour at Dubai Mall the largest in the region we walk past the Dubai Aquarium and on to Souk Al Bahar a modern mall themed as a traditional Arabian marketplace located within the Burj Khalifa development. The highest point of Burj Khalifa experience is the view from At the Top Burj Khalifa’s Observation Desk. Located on level 124 of the World’s tallest tower
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Grand Mosque Tips (6)

Mosque at night

All the guides and most VT tips advice the visit to Jumeirah mosque at night, to see its illumination.

My hotel was across the street and I did it almost each day.

I agree with the tips. At night, it gets new colours, new relieves, and, with the not so hot weather, we may take a little longer appreciating it. (My daytime visit was at 6 AM, also “mild”).

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solopes
Apr 26, 2016

Grand Mosque

The Grand Mosque is the most attractive mosque in Dubai.
The Grand Mosque in Bur Dubai boasts Dubai's tallest minaret. The current Grand Mosque was built in the style of the original Grand Mosque, dating from the 1900.Considered one of the largest mosques in the United Arab Emirates, the Grand Mosque is at the heart of Dubai's religious and cultural life. Visitors can take photos but cannot enter the mosque.

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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Dec 06, 2009

Grand Mosque

Located just across the road from the Dubai Museum is the Grand Mosque. The original Grand Mosque, which dated back to 1900 is long gone, and the current version was only completed in 1998. It was however modelled on the original mosque, and blends well into this old bar of the city.

The Grand Mosque is home to the tallest minaret in Dubai, at 70 metres high. The mosque has 45 small domes, plus 9 large ones with stained glass panels. With a capacity of over 1000 worshippers, this is indeed a Grand Mosque.

Unfortunately we were unable to have a look inside, as non-Muslims are not permitted to enter the mosque.

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sue_stone
Jan 07, 2008

Grand Mosque

Not as striking as the Jumeirah there is no doubting that the Grand Mosque beats its older rival hands down for sheer scale.

Only re-built in 1998 the Grand Mosque boasts the city's tallest minaret at 70m and can comfortably accommodate hundreds of Muslim worshippers at a time. The main building comprises an amazing nine major domes and many smaller ones. Non-muslims are not allowed to enter but even if you can only view the outside you can't fail to be impressed.

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Dec 29, 2007
 
 
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Grand Mosque

Located just behind the Dubai Museum, this mosque boasts the city's tallest minaret at 70 metres. It was actually built in the 1990's in the style of the original Grand Mosque, which dated from 1900 and was knocked down to make way for another mosque in 1960 before the current mosque was built. The mosque can accomodate 1,200 worshippers and is also home to the city's Kuttab (Quran school).

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Willettsworld
Jan 02, 2006

The Grand Mosque

It looks very traditional but it dates back to the 1990s only.
There were lots of men outside the mosque and of course, non muslims are not allowed inside. We went during the night, what made it a bit intimidating too.
In any case, is a nice sight if you happen to be in the area but not worth much walking just to see it from ouside.

The most interesting features are the minaret, which is the tallest in Dubai and the domes.

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