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Magnificent Hindu temple opens in Dubai

ByJosh Taylor

Oct 6, 2022

Here in Jebel Ali Village, a magnificent new Hindu temple that combines Indian and Arabic architectural styles was dedicated with a stirring message of tolerance, peace, and harmony.
The temple, which is situated in the worship village of the emirate, opened its doors to worshipers from all across the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday.

The new Hindu temple in Dubai was opened by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and Ambassador Sanjay sudhir. According to a tweet from the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Ambassador Sunjay Sudhir commended the UAE Government for supporting the 3.5 million-strong Indian Diaspora in the UAE.

The formal inauguration ceremony was highlighted by a potent message of acceptance, peace, and harmony that brought together individuals of all religions, according to the Khaleej Times newspaper.

Priests welcomed guests with the peace greeting Om shanti shanti Om as they arrived, while musicians playing the tabla and dhol, Indian drums, welcomed them.

Nine religious buildings, including seven churches, the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara, and a brand-new Hindu temple, are currently housed in Jebel Ali’s worship village.
A ceremony to cut a ribbon was planned for the main prayer hall.

Ambassador Sudhir, Dr. Omar Al Muthanna, CEO of the Community Development Authority’s (CDA) social regulating and licensing body, and Raju Shroff, trustee of the Hindu Temple Dubai, were present with Sheikh Nahyan.

The magnificent inauguration ceremony was attended by more than 200 luminaries, including the heads of foreign missions, leaders of several religions, businesspeople, and Indian community members.

It is good news for the Indian community that a new Hindu temple is being inaugurated in Dubai today, according to Mr. Sudhir. The inauguration of the temple will help the huge Hindu population in the United Arab Emirates fulfil their religious goals.

The 2012-opened Gurudwara is next to the newly built temple. We consider it an honor that Sheikh Nahayan opened the brand-new Hindu temple in Dubai. The Indian representative added that we thank the courtesy and kindness of the Dubai Government for giving land for the temple and allowing its construction.

The 70,000 square foot place of worship’s construction was first mentioned in 2020, not long after the city was hit by the COVID-19 epidemic.
The temple combines Indian and Arabic architectural styles with fine hand carvings, elaborate pillars, brass spires, and spectacular lattice screens.

Outside of the inaugural ceremony, Mr. Shroff told Khaleej Times that the opening of the temple in Dubai was a dream come true for Indians throughout the United Arab Emirates. The temple is a perfect illustration of how we view religion as uniting people from different cultural backgrounds. Construction schedules weren’t impacted by COVID-19 thanks to the help of the Dubai government.

The Hindu Temple in Dubai is a fantastic example of how open-minded and compassionate Dubai and the United Arab Emirates government are. The Emiratis’ generosity endures, whether it was in 1958 when they opened the nation’s first temple or now with the Hindu temple. Visitors must register in advance to enter the temple, and they may do so online.
There will be a sizable community centre before the end of the year where Hindu marriages and other events, rituals, and prayers can be performed.

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