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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Built out of light beige sandstone, with sprawling halls and grounds, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque features a 95.5 m (300 ft) minaret and adornments in the form of massive, intricate Persian-style prayer rugs and a giant chandelier imported from Italy. To visit during open hours, dress modestly, remove your shoes, and if you are a woman, cover your hair. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and many more Muscat attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Muscat tour planner.
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This Mosque is stunning. Visit both male and female halls. Also visit the visitors center. Gardens are beautiful
The great masjid is the biggest so far in Oman. It is also one of tourist spots & a must see. It has one of the most beautiful carpets which was completed and fully done in the building stage inside t... read more »
I am a frequent visitor to Muscat and finally managed to visit the grand mosque. It is as stunning as every other review indicates. I really appreciate learning about Islam but the 'volunteer' who eng... read more »
This mosque is really stunning I hve never seen such a beautiful mosque I love SQGM
Muscat is not a city overly blessed with great attractions but this mosque would hold its own anywhere. You must visit here if you visit Muscat. Non-muslims can visit from Saturday-Thursday 8am-11am. You can go as part of a tour or just rock by yourself. It allows you to walk around the lovely grounds and go into the main building which contains 1 of the biggest carpets in the world and absolutely stunning chandeliers. If you have time I'd highly recommend going to visitors centre. They offer dates, drinks, juices all for free. A few clerics are there happy to ask questions you may have about the mosque and Islam in general but they in no way were proselyting. The closest comparison I can think of is the Taj Mahal. Now I'm not saying it's that impressive but that's is even in the same ballpark is reason alone to check it out.
A very beautiful place to visit - tranquil atmosphere - ladies be aware you must have your arms fully covered and also your hair Staff within are extremely friendly and helpful. They also gave us free books if you want to learn about Islam
The biggest mosque in oman,very beautiful and surprising. Even you pass by you will feel sth
Mohd Akmal Zaki
Snap back to 2k13 when I was on my way to Mecca. Beautiful, one of the best modern Islamic architecture. Huge and also magnificent. One of the must stop place in Muscat.
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