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Eat Pray Love

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Hidden : 4/19/2015
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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So here we are at another of Dubai’s gems.  Welcome to Jumeirah Mosque it is said to be the most photographed mosque in Dubai and is one only three Mosques in UAE which is open to the public and allows non-Muslims to enter. 

Pleae be aware this is a high muggle area so please use uber stealth, shoe lace tying, fancy photo angles, anything to prevent muggling. 


Eat Pray Love is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Julia Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert, based on Gilbert's memoir of the same name. Ryan Murphy co-wrote and directed the film.

Hindu leaders voiced concern over the production of the film and advocated the use of spiritual consultants to ensure that the film conveyed an accurate reflection of life in an ashram. Both Salon.com and The New York Post have suggested that Gurumayi Chidvilasananda was the guru featured in the film and in the book by Elizabeth Gilbert on which the film was based, though Gilbert herself did not identify the ashram or the guru by name.

Jumeirah Mosque construction took place from 1975 – 1978 with the official opening in November 1979. Built in the medieval Fatimid (909-1171 AD) tradition combined with modern building materials. Considered to be one of the most attractive mosques in Dubai, it is featured on the UAE 500 Dirham bank note. 

Inside Architecture of Jumeirah Mosque:

Islam forbids to create any pictures of living beings except plants, which could be worshipped. Accordingly, it is very rare to find pictures in Mosques at all. Instead, the interior is usually decorated with rich ornamental patterns and Arabic calligraphy.

Qibla wall of Jumeirah Mosque, the wall, which faces Mecca, as this is the direction (Qibla), which a Muslim has to face while he is praying.

Mihrab, prayer niche in the center of the Qibla wall indicating the exact praying direction. It is also the `holiest’ place in the Jumeirah Mosque.

Minbar in Jumeirah Mosque , a platform to the right of the Mihrab from where the `imam’, the one who leads the prayer, delivers the `khutba’, the Friday sermon, which can deal with religious, social and political subjects.

Before entering the Jumeirah Mosque for Prayer, the ritual cleansing (wudu’) has to be performed. It starts with washing the right and left hand (3x), then the mouth (3x), the nose (3x), the face (3x), the right and left arm (3x), the head, the ears, and finally the right and left foot (3x)..

Jumeirah Mosque tours are organized by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding as part of its Open Doors, Open Minds policy, designed to bring different nationalities together. Most unusually, photography inside is allowed, so it’s worth packing a camera. The tour, which is as much fact-finding as sight-seeing, lasts 1½ hours and there’s a Q&A session at the end.

The tours are conduct every Saturday,  Sunday,  Tuesday and Thursday at 10am (children must be 5yrs+ in age) for the tourists and residents who gather outside the ornate Jumeirah Mosque for a conducted tour of the Mosque and a better understanding of Islam. Fee is AED 10per person.

– No prior booking is needed for tours.
– Ladies need to be covered – long skirts or trousers, long sleeves, hat or scarf for the head.
– Gentlemen need to wear trousers – T-shirt or shirt and not a vest. You will need to take off your shoes before entering the mosque.

The Cache is a small nano attatched to a DEWA box with velcro.  You may or may not need tweezers, it comes out at the moment but not sure about over time.

Thanks and happy caching!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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