Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 December 2018

Exhibition celebrating mosques from around the world opens in Dubai 

Mosques of the World will be at Jumeirah Mosque until October

The 'Mosques of the World' exhibition at Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai
The 'Mosques of the World' exhibition at Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai

A new photo exhibition celebrating some of the world’s most beautiful mosques has opened at Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai.

Mosques of the World, which features 32 photographs by people from 15 countries, focuses on the architecture and spiritual beauty of these buildings. It has opened to coincide with the Hajj season and will run until the end of October.

The 'Mosques of the World' exhibition at Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai 
The 'Mosques of the World' exhibition at Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai

Secretary General of the HIPA, His Excellency Ali bin Thalith, said: “Photography is a powerful medium that allows photographers to speak and communicate with the rest of the world without words. Using that as inspiration, we set out the unique challenge of documenting the beauty of Islamic architecture and mosques to our Instagram community through the HIPA Instagram Photo Contest.

“The results were inspiring and highlighted the wide array of Islamic architecture found around the world while also underlining the photogenic serenity and appeal of these places of worship.”


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Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General of Dubai Culture, said: “The exhibition is in line with our mission to highlight local and international talents in the field of Islamic arts and culture and will also help highlight our tireless efforts to build partnerships and develop innovative projects and initiatives that support our leadership’s vision of strengthening Dubai’s global position as one of the most artistically conscious and established cities in the world.”

Mosques of the World is at Jumeirah Mosque until the end of October. For more details, visit www.dubaiculture.gov.ae