On 26 March 2008, Mawlana Hazar Imam officially opened the Ismaili Centre Dubai in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, senior members of the ruling families of the United Arab Emirates. Hazar Imam was accompanied at the ceremony by Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim.
The Ismaili Centre Dubai is comparable in scope and architectural standing to Ismaili centres in London, Vancouver and Lisbon. It is built on land that was donated by the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, on the occasion of Mawlana Hazar Imam's Silver Jubilee in 1982.
Click on the following links to learn more about the Ismaili Centre Dubai:
Press release and speech
- Press release announcing the opening of the Ismaili Centre Dubai
- Speech made by Mawlana Hazar Imam during the Opening Ceremony
Foundation Laying Ceremony (13 December 2003)