Ismaili Center, Dubai , United Arab Emirates
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The structure was inaugurated in 2008 by Prince Karim, the Aga Khan, in the presence of senior UAE officials. A 3,000-square-metre public neighbourhood park was also created on parts of the land based on Islamic garden themes. The architecture is an amalgamation of everything that is beautiful in Islam.
2008, March 27 - Dubai: Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shiite Ismaili Muslims, yesterday said that the new Ismaili Centre in Dubai is a place for peaceful contemplation. 'It is not a place to hide from the world, but rather a place which inspires us to engage our worldly work as a direct extension of our faith,' the Aga Khan told a big gathering at the opening of the Ismaili Centre in Dubai. Gulf News [More of this article, see Forum section]