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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  • The newly built Mosque is worth seeing in every respect. You arrive at the building complex with beautiful landscaped gardens, flatly ordered Bougainvileensträucher, lawns, flowerbeds, fountains. The building itself (much marble) are brightly decorated. The large minaret with approx. 90 m outstanding is the tallest building in Oman, as well as the mosque itself with the great dome. The Interior impressed with the ton Swarowskileuchter, the giant from a piece of manufactured carpet and installed here by the noble Materialien.Neben of the Hall covered the annex building (restrooms), the patios with marble and more Minarets on. Note: during the tour, women must wear a headscarf and cover the arms.
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  • The dome is just beautiful. It is open to non-believers from 8:00 to 11:00 except Friday. I advise you to go at 8: 00, you avoid dumped by cruises tour groups. The visitor entrance is arrow, but it must go further than the mosque for women. You enter through the gardens. Very easy to visit. Cover his head for women
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  • We had a private tour with tour rep and came away enlightened and in awe of the simplicity but grandness. A visit not to be missed.  more »
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  • Amazing place to visit if you are in the area or city. Very short drive from anywhere you are staying within muscat. I found parking difficult though but joined people by parking on the road. Maybe there is parking but I was not able to find it. The mosque itself is very grand, and huge in scale and can accommodate a large quantity of people. I went to Friday prayers and it could hold a lot of people. The gardens outside are beautiful too.
  • 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 :)
  • Super architecture..... super design... we have to reach there before 11PM...also ladies must wear full covered dress...otherwise they will not allow to enter inside.....

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