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Dome of the Rock
Dome of the Rock during Ramadan

The Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Rock is a 7th-century edifice located in Jerusalem.

It enshrines the rock from which Muḥammad is said to have ascended to heaven.

Sometimes erroneously called the Mosque of Umar, from a tradition that it was built by Caliph Umar I, the Dome of the Rock was actually built by Caliph Abd al-Malik between 687 and 691.

The first domed shrine to be built, the Dome of the Rock is a masterpiece of Islamic architecture.

It is recommended to verify the opening hours and entrance requirements with the site itself
Free admission ●
Opening hours of the Temple Mount:
Sundays – Thursdays: 8:30 am – 11:30 am , 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
Sundays – Thursdays: 7:30 am – 10:30 am , 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.
The Temple Mount is closed to tourists on Fridays and Saturdays.
Sometimes the police forbids entrance to the site without prearrangement. It is recommended to call in advance to find out regarding changes. Telephone number: 972-2-6226250.
Modest Dress.
No weapons allowed.
It is not permissible to bring sacred Jewish objects to the Temple Mount (a talit, prayer book, shofar, etc.)
Explanatory guides and documents will not be available upon your arrival at the site. It is recommended to learn about the site before visiting.

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