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Majestic Hindu temple opens in Dubai: UAE lauded for supporting 3.5 million-strong Indian diaspora

The Indian community has played a major role in the economic development of the UAE and is respected for its technical competence, sense of discipline and law abiding nature.

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A new Hindu temple has been formally opened to worshippers across the UAE in Jebel Ali Village in Dubai, delivering a powerful message of tolerance, peace and harmony. The majestic structure, that blends Indian and Arabic architecture designs, issituated in a neighbourhood referred to as the emirate's 'worship village'. The temple features detailed hand carvings, ornate pillars, brass spires and striking lattice screens that blend Indian and Arabic architecture.

The 'worship village' in Jebel Ali now houses nine religious shrines, including seven churches, the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara, and the new Hindu house of worship. Plans to construct the 70,000-square-foot house of worship were announced in 2020, shortly after the Covid-19 pandemic struck the city.

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