Hindu Temple, Dubai

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Hindu Temple, Dubai (referred to locally as Shiva and Krishna Mandir) is a temple complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The temple caters to the large Hindu community in the United Arab Emirates and is the only Hindu temple in that country.[1] The temple complex comprises a Shiva and Krishna temple.

The Hindu Temple is located west of the Dubai Creek in the area of Bur Dubai (specifically Al Bastakiya). The temple is run in conjunction with the Indian consulate in Dubai; the temple also performs marriage ceremonies between Hindus. However, registration of Hindu marriages cannot be performed in the United Arab Emirates.[2] The upper floor of the Shiva temple formerly also housed a gurudwara; the gurudwara has now moved to new premises near Jebel Ali.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lipton, Edward P. (1 January 2002). Religious Freedom in the Near East, Northern Africa, and the Former Soviet States. Nova Publishers. p. 112. ISBN 978-1-59033-390-7. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ When expats tie the knot. Gulf News. Nov 2, 2007

Coordinates: 25°15′54″N 55°17′49″E / 25.264947°N 55.296829°E / 25.264947; 55.296829