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Mosques of the World exhibition opens in Dubai

Event in line with Hajj features 32 works by photographers hailing from 15 countries, and focuses on distinctive, Islamic architectural elements

Mosques of the World exhibition opens in Dubai
The exhibition is in line with Dubai Culture's efforts to present the rich heritage of Islamic art. (Photos courtesy of Dubai Culture)

An exhibition showcasing some of the finest mosques around the world has opened at Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai in line with the Hajj season.

The Mosques of The World Exhibition was organised by Dubai Culture in collaboration with the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, showcasing the winning and shortlisted photographs from the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) on Instagram.

 
The exhibition features 32 works by photographers hailing from 15 countries (Photo courtesy of Dubai Culture)

It features 32 works by photographers hailing from 15 countries, and focuses on distinctive, Islamic architectural elements.

The exhibition will run daily from 9.30am to 8pm (except for Fridays) until 31 October, 2018.

The Jumeirah mosque is one of Dubai’s oldest and most photographed mosques.

Built in Fatimid style, it was commissioned by Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, father of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It is open to non-Muslims and can hold up to 1,300 people.

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