Iranian Mosque, Bur Dubai

The Iranian Mosque Hosainia [a] is a Shia mosque Hosainia located near the old Textile Souk in the Bur Dubai district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1]

Iranian (Garashi) Hosainia
حسينية الشيعية الگراشية الإيرانيين
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Religion
AffiliationShia Islam
Location
LocationBur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Geographic coordinates25°15′49.4″N 55°17′38.8″E / 25.263722°N 55.294111°E / 25.263722; 55.294111
Architecture
TypeMosque Hosainia
StylePersian

ArchitectureEdit

The mosque is inspired by Persian architecture and is notable for its colourful exterior and interior. It features a facade and onion dome marked with extensive Persian faience tilework, and an azure blue background featured in floral patterns.[2] Islamic calligraphy from the Quran is inscribed in rosettes, amidst swirls in colours of green, yellow, red and white. The mosque has its origins among the city's Iranian community.[2]

Lonely Planet describes it as a "simple yet striking mosque in the textile area of Bur Dubai Souq" and is notable for its "sensuous, bulbous domes and gently tapering minaret." [3]

There is another Iranian Mosque in Satwa inspired by similar elements.[2]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Arabic: الحسينية الشيعية الايرانية‎; Persian: حسينية شیعه ایرانی

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bur Dubai, Textile Souk, outside Iranian Mosque". Dubai360. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Thomas, Gavin (2003). Frommer's Dubai and Abu Dhabi Day by Day. John Wiley & Sons. p. 43. ISBN 9780470684597. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  3. ^ Lonely Planet