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Grand Friday Mosque, Male
(3.2/5 based on 170 reviews on the web)
Appreciate the exquisite calligraphy adorning the walls of Grand Friday Mosque, the largest religious structure in the Maldives capable of receiving nearly 5,000 worshipers. The intricate carvings, decadent chandeliers, and hand-woven carpets imbue the mosque with an air of historical grandeur. Since its opening in 1984, the white-marble mosque has dominated Male's skyline with its golden dome. Dress respectfully for you visit, making sure your legs and shoulders are covered before you enter. With our international travel planner, Male attractions like Grand Friday Mosque can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The Saudis have struck here, too. (Of Islam, which is practiced in the Maldives is similarly rigorously retrograde.) For the visit to the mosque the men must be decently dressed (long trousers, shirts); Towels around the shoulders are placed the women. About prayer times, and on Fridays the mosque for the "Unbeliever" is closed. It dominates the district, it has, but is neither architecturally nor historically important.
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  • Very nice to visit and see this mosque. Very nice prayer and environment throughout. The imam was very eloquent in Arabic, but the sermon was in the native language. Open concept mosque with wind blow...  more »
  • Worth seeing and going inside to take a close look. Grand Friday Mosque which is just a short walk from the jetty. It was a architecturally beautiful modern mosque with gold domes set in amongst large...  more »