Evoking the Mediterranean image of white stucco against the azure sky, the Al Ghurair Mosque in Dubai extends familiarity and warmth in its construction and symmetry to the faithful. The nearly 1,400 square meter Mosque is framed against the crystal blue waters of the Gulf, painting an azure background to the simple yet compelling forms of the domed structures.
A single minaret graces the entry court with the surrounding collection of identical structures forming the core of the mosque. As with all such architecture, the simplicity of the forms belies the complexity of the triangular site plan and the exquisite proportions of the elements. The five lesser domed structures stand as sentinels to the larger main dome of the mosque, all designed and constructed in the largely unadorned indigenous style of the nearby desert.