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One of Sharjah’s most popular mosques in Ottoman-style architecture.
Al Noor Mosque is a place of worship open to public and a popular Islamic tourism destination. It is an an iconic landmark along the Sharjah corniche, with cascading domes and two towering minarets in the Ottoman style. The interior of the mosque is etched with intricate calligraphy of verses from the Holy Quran. As a popular Sharjah tourist place, the mosque offers Emirati traditional dress for visitors in the entrance area.
Whether you’re visiting the mosque by yourself, in a group or with family, the tour is highly recommended. Guides talk about Islamic culture, Emirati history and heritage and the mosque’s spectacular architecture. At the end of the tour, adults and children also have the opportunity to ask questions. You can take photographs in Al Noor Mosque, so don’t forget to bring your camera. The mosque makes a perfect backdrop for a picture, so take a family photograph here as one of your things to do with kids.
Before sunset, visit the Al Noor Island which is just across the water. Here, you can see the famous butterfly garden and contemporary art installations. After the sun sets, take a look at the mosque beautifully lit up to highlight the opulent architecture. Located right along the corniche, it is also one of the popular places to visit in Sharjah at night. Locals often pass by the mosque in the evening en route to one of the many parks in Sharjah.
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