Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque by using our Muscat day trip planning site .
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  • A must visit for any stay in Muscat is absolutely fabulous this mosque is a remarkable monument
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  • We have been in this Mosque during a tour in Muscat. Very beautiful in its simplicity and recommended to visit. At some points outside of the façade can be seen inscribed verses from the Koran, in the main room big enough you can see details such as the chandelier or the carpet and columns. Outside is surrounded by plants and a central fountain that make it a place of peace.
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  • I live in Abu Dhabi where I go regularly to the superb Grand Mosque that sheikh Zayed had built. However, I watched with great pleasure of Muscat more typically Eastern and more richly decorated. I love its coffered ceilings especially. A must see!
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  • Its beautiful, but its missing very important points for any guest. 1- The ladies toilets are underground, we have to take the stairs, which is not comfortable to the elderly or the disabled. 2- In the toilets there are no tissue papers and the electric dryer isn't working. 3- There isn't a single mirror on the rest room walls, I mean we ladies need to fix up our scarves after washing up.. You know mirrors are extremely important. Oh how we care so much about showing off this place to foreigners, yet its sad that we don't care about the comfort of using this place for what it's actually made for 😅
  • The Sultan Qaboos grand mosque is a truly breathtaking and awe inspiring edifice!! It is beautiful in layout, with sprawling gardens and marble flooring. The intricate work in w wooden doors, door frames and ceilings are superb. And the feeling you get when u enter the main mosque can't be expressed in words. It's largesse, it's grandeur and its chandeliers are simply wonderful! You must not miss this place if u visit Muscat!
  • The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is what I believe one of the most beautiful and breathtaking places I've ever been to. It's a spectacle to the eye and so clean and well maintained. Everything about it just so amazing. The main dome is just beautiful. I'll add a few pictures to show this amazing place :)
  • Its spacious and meticulously preserved. The guards are very friendly and show warm hospitality to guests. Even non-muslims can enter & visit this place, with some regulations of course. Will recommend to anyone to go here.
  • A must visit place if you are in Oman. It is absolutely breathtaking. A very serene place and well maintained. One can spend hours here without getting bored.

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As the capital city, Muscat has a a good range of accommodations to suit the needs and wants of those who arrive in the sultanate. The city center stands out as the best place to look, whether you want something luxurious or budget-conscious, with most of the options located between the scenic waterfront and 23rd July Street. In particularly prominent spots sit a number of luxury options, with extra facilities galore and great access to the city's malls and attractions. Side streets house a decent number of guesthouses, with those positioned further from the center representing the real budget-friendly options in Muscat.
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