Hindu Temple in Dubai to be opened for devotees; Public entry for people of all religions from October 5

Hindu Temple in Dubai to be opened for devotees, the country’s Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan will be the chief guest and Indian Ambassador to the UAE Sanjay Sudhir will be the special guest.

A report says that the temple, which is open to people of all faiths, was inaugurated on September 1. It is said to be the first community-run temple in the UAE.

“We are a community-run temple established in 2022. The Hindu Temple Dubai is a place informed by tradition, nurtured by faith and prepared for the future,” the temple statement said.

It is a contemporary spiritual center for all religions, with many faces of divinity ranging from sectarian connection to worship, knowledge and social support.

“With the generosity of the rulers of the UAE and with the support of the Community Development Authority (CDA), we are holding the official opening ceremony of the Hindu temple in Dubai tomorrow evening,” Raju Shroff, the temple’s trustee.

“We have preparations for the opening ceremony underway and security checks going on. Hence, the temple will be technically closed for the public on Tuesday and will open its doors for visitors for Dussehra from Wednesday,” he said, as per reports.

The temple website encourages visitors to pre-book slots. Visitors and devotees can book half hour slot by providing their name, mobile number, email id and number of visitors. Up to four visitors are allowed in a group.

It is open to the public from 6 am to 8.30 pm and requires visitors to wear modest clothing.