We had a comfortable landing at the Dubai International Airport, which is one of the most sophisticated airports in the world. It offered world-class facilities to travelers such as baby-care rooms for travelers with infants, business services, medical services, smoking lounges, prayer rooms, lounges, showers, ATM and Wi-Fi. People who wanted to shop can find confectionary, fashion, electronics, books, cosmetics, jewelry, and money exchange. We had our room booked at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and it was just 40 kilometers away from the airport.
I had a lazy evening and spend time wandering around the hotel. At night, we sat together to prepare the itinerary so that we could start our sightseeing trip the next day. I was up early the following day morning and arranged for the cab to visit the Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple, which is located in Jebel Ali, Dubai. The cab took us through Ghweifat International Highway to enter the Sheikh Zayed Road and reach Jebel Ali within 25 minutes. The temple, a multi-storey structure spread over 100,000 square feet, comprises of the first floor, intermediate terrace, ground floor and basements.
Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple Dubai | Image Resource : thenational.ae
The basements have ample parking spaces expanding over 25,000 square feet. In the complex, we saw a water body, which was protected with grill. Called Parikarma, it offered a beautiful reflection of the building if you looked into it. We walked into the entrance to enter the ground floor, which have a kitchen, dining hall, pantry and store room. I saw a space with a facility to store things and there was a table too; it looked like an office.
Inside Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple Dubai | Image Resource : pinterest.com/pin/302937512406756022
Inside the temple, we witnessed a Prayer Hall featuring dual doors and counters for Prasad. The ceiling of the hall looked high and designed to feature a dome. There are windows shaped in arch form around the hall. The hall offered a great ambience. We offered our prayers and donated some money at the temple.
There was a function room, which can accommodate around 1000 people. This hall served people to conduct religious ceremonies. I found a dining area to serve people food. Amazingly, this area accommodates around 600 people at a time. It also has facilities to make 1800 rotisserie every hour. We spend a good time at the Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple and then, moved on to the next destination.