Dubai’s new Hindu temple in Jebel Ali.


The temple is located near to a Sikh Gurudwara and churches at the Jebel Ali Village in Dubai. Temple will be officially open to the public from October 5, the day of the Dussehra festival. The temple is officially open to the general public from Wednesday, October 5, 2022, with a grand ceremony. Inaugurated by the UAE's Minister of Tolerance, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.which welcomes members of all religions.  

The temple has 16 deities, including Lord Ayyappan and Lord Guruvayoorappan. The main deity at the temple is Lord Shiva. A special black stone is used to create the deities’ sculptures. As a mark of religious inclusivity, the Holy Scripture of the Sikhs - Sri Guru Granth Sahib - has also been installed at the temple. A Tulsi plant will have its own designated section for mundan and other ceremonies. The temple is an architectural wonder that combines Indian and Arabic styles. Most of the deities are housed in the main prayer hall with a large 3D printed pink lotus spread across the central dome.

Over 900 tonnes of steel, 6,000 cubic metres of concrete and 1,500-sq-mt of marble has gone into the temple construction. The main prayer hall is approximately 5,000- sq-ft and can accommodate around 1,500 people at a time. The banquet hall on the ground floor can accommodate around 750 people, while the multipurpose hall can accommodate about 200 people. 

This magnificent temple has intricate marble carvings, tall brass spires, ornate pillars and impressive lattice screens. It took about three years to complete the construction of the temple. It is the largest Hindu temple in the emirate. The teaching room in the temple complex will have Geeta classes, Bharatanatyam classes, and more. The temple structure consists of two basements, a ground floor and a first floor. 

Online registration is available through the Hindu Temple Jebel Ali’s official website. Temple authorities have also installed a QR-code based appointment system on the official website. 

The temple has seen a lot of visitors, especially on weekends. Due to limited parking space, authorities recommend visitors to take the Dubai Metro to Energy or Ibn Battuta metro stations, the F44 bus or taxis to reach the temple. 

Location: Jabel Ali, Dubai, UAE

Visiting Hours: The temple would be open from 6.30am to 8.30pm daily 

Entry Fee: Free Entry 

How To Reach 

By Metro: The Al Ghubaiba metro station is the nearest station to the temple, and the temple is just a 10 minute walk away from the metro station.  

By Road: Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai have recently launched an air-conditioned taxi that will cross the Dubai creek on water. The water taxi is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the regular traffic. 

By Air: Nearest airport is Dubai international airport 

It is close to the Dubai Creek, so water transport can be taken advantage of, while the extensive reach of the Dubai Metro makes it convenient for those traveling by subway. Abra, a local boat ride is used to cross the Dubai Creek and if you are looking for a less expensive way to reach the temple, this is the cheapest way.

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