When people think Dubai, they think stereotypes, but when residents think Dubai, they think diversity and tolerance. It’s no secret that the UAE’s spirit of tolerance has been greatly received by all its residents. From the different religions, cultures and nationalities that reside in the country, the celebrations here are vast.
By Diwali 2022, Hindu worshippers will have a grand surprise awaiting them!
A new Hindu Temple in Dubai will open it’s doors in time for Diwali 2022
The new Hindu Temple combines Arabic and Indian architectural elements
The Hindu Temple is east-facing and will cover around 25,000 sqft of the land its on in Jebel Ali. The beauty of this temple is the fusion of Arabic and Indian architectural elements. While honoring the Hindu structure, it is also paying homage to traditional Arabic design, including designs like the mashrabiyas, which are the golden panels on the facade and balconies.
This temple will be HUGE! Apart from the prayer hall which can have up to 1500 people, the temple has a main community area which can accommodate approximately 750 people. Another smaller hall will also be available for workshops, weddings, gatherings, and events.
Among the trustees who will oversee the construction work, Raju Shroff stated in an interview with The National, that the temple is contemporary-modern in style and the neutral tones and skylight will create a sense of serenity within the space for worshippers
The new structure is said to be an extension of the Sindhi Guru Durbar in Bur Dubai, according to the Community Development Authority. The work on the structure began in August 2020 and have been steadily progressing to meet the set deadline.