Sharjah is the capital of Islamic Culture 2014 has over 600 Mosques, but the Al Noor Mosque (located beside Khalid Lagoon on Buhaira Corniche), is often regarded as the most famous.
The Al Noor Mosque was built by order of the wife of the ruler of Sharjah, her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed al Qassimi. The construction of the Mosque started in 2003 and was completed 2 years later in 2005.
Al Noor Mosque is the first mosque in Sharjah to open its doors to the expatriate community and visitors to Sharjah so that they may learn about the UAE National culture and religion.
Al Noor Mosque visit for non- muslims currently now open
Public visit every Monday at 10am (except public holidays)
Duration of the tour approx 1 hour
Explanations on Islam & Culture of U.A.E
Questions and Answer session
Rules and regulations:
- Registration is required for the visit (Registration area located at entrance to mosque)
- Dress code required for the mosque visit should be modest and conservative, no shorts or skirts above the knee.
- Tour guides and tour companies must not enter the Mosque unless accompanied by a registered guide from the Sharjah Centre for Cultural Communication
- Photographs and cameras are permitted during the Mosque visit
- Private visits can be arranged, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office from 9am to 2pm Sunday to Thursday
Al Noor Mosque a photographic icon for its architectural beauty