Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

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  • Address: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Bawshar Wilayat, Muscat, Oman
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 11:30 am Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque - Review

If you had a window seat on your flight into the city you would have noticed this architectural wonder even from the sky. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the third largest mosque in the world and a shining beacon that lights up the Muscat city skyline.  Its golden-lit dome is 50 meters off the floor and is a spectacular sight in the clear desert nights. The mosque took over 6 years to be constructed, and features the world’s 2nd largest hand-woven Persian carpet, a 14 meter gold-plated Swarovski chandelier and five beautifully proportionate minarets that rise like graceful fingers into the night sky.

Inscribed with Islamic art and the many names of Allah in various scripts, the inner walls of the mosque are a marvel in themselves. The entire grounds are open to the public during visiting hours (check Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque timings) , including the library and the frangipani-filled and beautifully manicured gardens. The tranquil desert air and quiet vibes of this place of worship make it a beautiful place to visit.

One of the prime religious attractions of Muscat, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque holds much importance. Since it’s a religious site, there are no tickets for Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. However, if you wish to be enlightened on its significance, you can book tickets for Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque tours with us and get the best deals. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ticket prices come along in all ranges. Thus, it is best for you to get your Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque tickets as soon as possible.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Information

  • The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is closed to Non-Muslims on Fridays.
  • Modest clothing, as befits a place of worship is a must - T-shirts are acceptable for men but no sleeveless T’s or shorts. Women are required to be covered from ankle to wrist and also have to cover their hair (Pashmina shawls are available at the mosque for this purpose).
  • A guided tour of the mosque will give you a lot of insight into its construction and history.
  • The mosque is located in the Bawshar Wilayat, which you may notice on road signs as spelt “Boushar” “Baushar” “Bowshar” etc. Go with phonetics.

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  • There are no eateries in the immediate surrounding area of the mosque.

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  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Address: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Bawshar Wilayat, Muscat, Oman
  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Timing: 08:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

  • 95% of people who visit Muscat include Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in their plan

  • 92.89% of people start their Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

People normally club together Qurum Beach and Mohammed Al Ameen Mosque while planning their visit to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Sultan Qaboos grand mosque is one of the magnificent building to see. Main prayer room contains beautiful marbles and hand stitched carpets. But the main attraction is the chandelier hanging on the roof. Mosque is open for any visitor from 8am to 11am. All women must wear clothes that cover whole body and need to cover hair with a scarf. Men can't wear shorts. Entrance to the mosque is free. You can rent automated guide system from entrance for 2.5 riyals, you'll get lot of information listening to it.

  • Open to all tourists from 8am-11am, excepts Friday. Ladies must wear a scarf to cover hair, long sleeves tops, long skirts or wider fitting trousers. Guys should wear long trousers also. It's a very welcome place, also has Islamic information center that to share information about this religion with visors. It's free to enter, audio guide in several languages could be borrowed for R.O. $2.5 at gift shop.

  • Fantastic architecture and great exterior space. The buildings have a distinctive style with remarkable design and construction quality and the different exterior walkways allow the visitor to admire and appreciate the scale of the constructions. The materials used are top quality as well as the design details that refer to Islamic and Arabic architecture with actual quality standard. When in Muscat, this is a place anyone should visit.

  • This is a very welcoming place, with open and impressive grounds to explore. Seeing the prayer halls with their grand chandeliers and carpets show the live and effort put into the place. The guards are helpful too and appreciate the respect shown by visitors who perhaps are not Muslims. I would recommend anyone visiting Muscat comes to see this beautiful location.

  • A must visit in Oman. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a very beautiful mosque, located in Muscat. It has a lot of domes and minarets and has been built using Indian sandstone. The chandeliers in the prayer hall, has been made in Italy. The mosque is surrounded by beautiful, landscaped gardens and manicured lawns. The peace and tranquility that resides within and the calm, serene atmosphere is a balm to the soul.

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