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. 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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  • August 18, 2017
    Special for groups 15 Seater Bus.. Perfect tour to visit the must-do's in Muscat nice place in Muscat Oman  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This is one of the best mosques in the world if not the best. It's huge clean and the people working here are very friendly. It's advisable to go wearing appropriate attire. For abaya/kandura it's 2.5...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    No words can explain how peaceful and calm this Masjid is. The Muslim feels that he is concentrated in his PRAYER. ALL SHOULD VISIT THIS AND DO SALAH  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    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.
  • July 12, 2017
    Masha Allah very lovely place, well maintained however need to have some arrangement for visitors in terms of transportation.
  • March 30, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    I came here for the opening prayer and its beautiful as it was opened well maintained and peaceful place to be
  • June 12, 2017
    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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