The Grand Mosque is located in the busy Bur Dubai area close to the textile souq off Ali Bin Abi Taleb street. The mosque was originally built in 1900 and was a school where children learnt to recite the holy Quran. The original school was replaced by a mosque at same location in 1960 and later reconstructed to its current form in 1998.
A unique feature in the design is the 45 small domes and 9 large domes on the roof of the mosque. The Grand Mosque of Dubai is done up in Persian style wíth blue mosaic work and sand colored facades. The mosque contains beautiful handmade stained glass work.