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Dome of the Rock

Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif), Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-3313
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Located in the Old City’s Muslim Quarter, this is the world’s third holiest shrine to Muslims (after the Kaaba in Mecca and the Tomb of the Propher in Medina), which signifies the spot where the Prophet Muhammad is believed to have ascended into Heaven.
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Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif), Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-3313
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

To see the Dome on the Rock in the best possible way, go there as early as possible to beat the bus groups. Once they arrive, chaos ensues and it is difficult to get photos without tons of tourists blocking your view finder. If you...More

1  Thank Tracy V
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Never carry a Bible when touring this site. Be prepared for some rudeness but generally safe. May or may not be able to enter the dome.

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 18 April 2017

If you go as a Christian, you can walk around and look at the outside of the buildings; if you are a Muslim tourist, I think you can go inside the Dome of the Rock. They will test you for entry, I think they ask...More

Thank Rik T
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I gather from reading other reviews that there is an entrance where non Muslims are permitted to enter. Our tour didn't go by that entrance and we were already covering a lot of ground so I didn't think to ask for an alternative entrance. However,...More

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Its accessible through the bridge at the western wall square, there are certain times of the day when you can visit, take an ID, because you might be asked and avoid tablets, because it will have to be stored at the check point. Its really...More

Thank brjader
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A very historic location, but it took a long time to get through the line and the metal detector. Really beautiful view

Thank Marlenelisch1953
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It is a very beautiful structure from the outside and from afar. It is a shame that non muslims are not allowed to enter inside. I was half tempted to say I am a muslim to see whether they would let me. The guards are...More

Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Impressive and beautiful. No entrance for non-muslims. The surrroundings and the views are marvellous. You only can enter the place through a pasport control at the western wall where a wooden bridge leads you to the heigt.

Thank 582pierre
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Getting to the Dome of the Rock is the hard part. There are long lines and security can be both difficult and arbitrary. Non Muslims cannot enter the Dome of the Rock mosque, but the grounds are lovely and there are fabulous views of the...More

Thank Toomdc
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Take your time if possible to look at all the details, as there are many from the windows to the tile work, to the arabic script to the beautiful ceilings. Such a sacred space. If you are Muslim, stop by the gift shop just before...More

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Bryan N
Can you recommend guides who can get me into Dome of the Rock?
18 May 2016|
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Response from Barishka | Reviewed this property |
Only muslims are allowed to visit the Dome of the Rock.. They check your passports to see your nationality and ask you to recite from Quran. Regarding the guides, they give you one from the checkpoint. You are not allowed... More
Non Muslims women can enter only if completely covered from head to toe ? What about men? Is there Fee?
12 April 2016|
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Response from Lourdes A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Maria... non muslims can only enter the esplanade to see the buildings which is totally worthy. Nobody enters the dome. To the mosque only muslims can enter. To enter the esplanade you must be decently dressed... pants... More
do any of the walking tours take you into the Dome area or Al Aqsa, or does one attempt it on there own. Is the area barred from Jews?
9 March 2015|
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Response from Nikiu | Reviewed this property |
If the situation is tense no one is allowed past the checkpoint, with or without group. If the situation is calm, I guess they don't allow you to go in by yourself, especially if you're Jewish (for your own safety). In your... More