Sikhs get official gurdwara in UAE

Dubai, Jan 28 (IANS) The Sikh community has got their first official gurdwara in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said Saturday.

The gurdwara opened Friday in Jebel Ali, around 35 km from Dubai, the Gulf News daily reported.

Spread over 25,000 square feet near the Jebel Ali Hospital, the gurdwara has a dedicated floor for community feasts and a huge hall for devotional songs.

The Sikh community in Dubai till now offered prayers in a gurdwara in the temple complex in Bur Dubai.

There are an estimated 50,000 Sikhs in the UAE, hailing from India and Pakistan.