The number of visitors to the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi, the Middle East's first traditional stone temple, has reached 1 million this week. "Celebrating a million prayers, a million hearts, a million hopes, and a million stories of love, peace, and harmony. Special prayers for all the 1 million visitors," the temple stated on June 14, announcing this significant milestone since its opening on February 14. Over 100 days since its grand inauguration, this iconic sandstone temple, dubbed a "spiritual oasis for global harmony," has drawn thousands of visitors from both the UAE and overseas. Anticipating a surge in visitors during the Eid Al Adha holidays, the temple's spokesperson emphasized the need for pre-registration via its user-friendly booking platform. Additionally, the temple will extend its hours from 8 am to 9 pm during the holiday. Visitors can book their preferred date and time slot on the temple's website. The temple operates from Tuesdays to Sundays, closing on Mondays. Unregistered visitors might be refused entry. "Please note that any individual or groups visiting the Mandir without prior registration during the Eid holiday period will be subject to approval for entry based on prevailing conditions at that time. Registering in advance ensures a seamless process for your visit and contributes to an organized experience for all worshippers," the temple stated. A limited-stop public bus, service number 203, runs between the central bus station and the temple in Abu Mureikha, off the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway.