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 mosque is beautiful with all its detailed work. The chandelier, of course, is the focal point along with its large carpet. The grounds are nice, also, to talk an afternoon stroll on.  more »
  • imposing but restrained, contains an immense carpet & decoration ever. It is necessary for women to be covered to visit the mosque and men must wear long pants
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  • A must see, don't miss it!! Such a beautiful and grand chandelier. Do enjoy the beautiful gardens outside.  more »
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  • Lovely place although there is no place to cross the main road if you are coming from Ruwi then try to reach the main entrance and not from the side. It is a good place for photography do check my clicks.
  • Masha Allah very lovely place, well maintained however need to have some arrangement for visitors in terms of transportation.
  • The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is very well built and very nice inside and out. We regard this mosque as the best we have seen and we have been in many. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The gardens and surroundings are very well kept and pleasant to walk around.
  • I came here for the opening prayer and its beautiful as it was opened well maintained and peaceful place to be
  • One of the best mosque ever seen great architect, well decorated garden, and they have world largest handmade carpet in side main praying hall.

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