BAPS Swaminarayan Temple

Abu Dhabi

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The oasis of spirituality in Abu Dhabi welcomes people from all over the world to soak themselves in spirituality and global harmony. As a result, visit this Hindu stone temple in Abu Dhabi and feel the typical Indian temple vibes. Besides this temple is undoubtedly the largest Hindu stone temple outside of India. Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi also marked his presence at the inauguration ceremony of this temple. Moreover, this temple is the first of its kind in West Asia. Especially, this temple is open to the general public irrespective of their religious beliefs, or regional, or racial differences. 

Tour Details

  Tour Name 

  Swaminarayan Temple Tour

  Pick up  Time

  9 AM (Customisable)

  Days of operation

  Everyday

  Aarti Time

  7:30 AM and 7:30 PM

  Location

  Abu Dhabi 

Inclusions

  • Visit to BAPS Swaminarayan Temple, Abu Dhabi
  • Visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque
  • Lunch Stop ( Meals not included )
  • Presidential palace ( picture stop )
  • Abu dhabi cornice
  • Picture stop at emirates palace
  • Yas island
  • Picture stop at Ferrari world

Exclusions

Exclusions

  • Food
  • All personal expenses

  • Cancellation made 30 days or more before the departure date will incur a cancellation charge of 50% of the overall package cost
  • Cancellations made between 29 to 15 days before the departure date will incur a cancellation charge of 80% of the overall package cost
  • Cancellations made between 14 to 1 day(s) before the departure date will incur a cancellation charge of 100% of the overall package cost

 

 

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What to expect at BAPS Swaminarayan Temple, Abu Dhabi ?

The BAPS Swaminarayan Hindu Temple is a Hindu place of worship in Abu Dhabi. It consists of marble and sandstone shrines. Additionally, it has an amphitheatre, an exhibition hall, a library and book shop, a food court, a majlis, a sports centre, classrooms, gardens, and two community centres with a capacity to accommodate 5000 people. Moreover, it has 7 shrines in respect of the 7 emirates of the United Arab Emirates. 

The seven shrines of the temple have idols of the famous deities in India. Namely, these 7 idols are present in the temple:

  • Akshar & Purushottam
  • Radha and Krishna
  • Ram, Sita, and Hanuman
  • Shiv, Parvati, Kartikeya and Ganesh
  • Jagannathji, Subhadra and Baldevji
  • Tirupati Balaji and Padmavati
  • Ayyappa Swami.

Highlights of the temple

  • As per the Hindu tradition of building temples, this temple is also built without using steel or iron in its construction. 
  • The green foundation of the building has 50% fly ash, earthen bricks and stones to promote sustainability and eco friendly aspects.
  • Over a thousand carvings of the deities tell their stories in the exterior bracket of the temple.
  • The steps of the temple depict lessons from other cultures of the world.
  • The pink sandstone is imported right from Rajasthan in India for the construction of the temple.

How to Reach

The BAPS Swaminarayan Hindu temple is on the Dubai Abu Dhabi highway. So, the exact address is P6-Abu Dhabi-United Arab Emirates. Moreover, you can reach here by a mode of public transport like bus or subway. You can drive to the temple on Sheikh Zayed Road also. However, the most convenient mode is private transport by Travel Saga. Thus, rent a car and enjoy hassle free travelling. 

Nearby attractions to cover

Abu Dhabi is a magnificent city and has a lot of other attractions you wouldn't want to miss when you visit Abu Dhabi for the BAPS Swaminarayan temple. Also, visit these popular places in Abu Dhabi:

Booking Policy

Book our private/sharing tour to Abu Dhabi and visit this oasis of spirituality. Additionally, you can also book our private transportation services to comfortably reach the temple at your convenience. Moreover, there are no entrance fees at this temple so you can visit this place for free with your family or friends. Also, for our private transportation services, cancellation policies apply. 

Cancellation Policy

  • No charges apply for cancellations that are made 24 hours before the departure of the tour.
  • You would have to indeed pay 100 per cent charges for cancellations if you fail to cancel the booking within 24 hours of the departure of the tour.
  • Thus, if you are eligible for the refund, it will be returned to your account within 7 working days.

FAQs

Q. Which is the largest Hindu temple in the UAE?

The BAPS Swaminarayan temple in Abu Dhabi is indeed the largest Hindu stone temple in the UAE.

Q. What is the material used in the construction of the BAPS Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi?

Marbles and pink sandstones are used in the construction of the BAPS Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.

Q. What is the budget for the construction of the BAPS Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi?

The approximate budget for the construction of the BAPS Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi is ₹700 crores. 

Q. What is the dress code for the BAPS Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi?

Certainly, the dress code here is to wear clothes that cover the back, shoulders, chest, knees, and navel. Besides, tight fitting clothes and clothing with offensive design is a strict no. Moreover, if you are dressed inappropriately, you’ll have to wrap the cloth given by the temple staff to cover yourself. 

Q. Who inaugurated the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi?

India's Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi inaugurated the BAPS Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.

Q. What are some other religious places in Abu Dhabi?

Indeed, the very popular Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is a religious place that also welcomes people from other religious faiths.

Q. What are the 7 shrines in the BAPS Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi?

The 7 shrines pay tribute to the 7 emirates of UAE. Each shrine has the idol of Indian deities, viz

  • Akshar & Purushottam
  • Radha and Krishna
  • Ram, Sita, and Hanuman
  • Shiv, Parvati, Kartikeya and Ganesh
  • Jagannathji, Subhadra and Baldevji
  • Tirupati Balaji and Padmavati
  • Ayyappa Swami.
Q. What are the entry charges for adults and children at BAPS Hindu Temple, Abu Dhabi?

The entry is free of cost for everyone visiting the temple. Also, there is no age, gender, race, or religious discrimination here.

Q. What time does the Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi remain open?

The temple opens to the public at 9 AM and it closes at 8 PM. Additionally, the morning and evening aarti times are 7:30 AM and 7:30 PM respectively. 

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Write an email at [email protected] 

Also, call us at +971 4 268 4645/ +971 50 914 3707

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