Sultan Qaboos Grand MosqueCurrently Closed
- 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
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.
- 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.
- There are no eateries in the immediate surrounding area of the mosque.
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95% of people who visit Muscat include Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
94.38% of people start their Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Very big and beautiful mosque. Women have to wear decent covering clothes. Also, men can't get in shorts. If you don't come like this, you can rent a dress from people there. (Taxi drivers earning a little side money) Inside the mosque there is a very big and nice carpet, a huge chandelier, just impressive. A must see! Also inside there are people who inform about the mosque and Islam for free which is very informative and good. They speak very good english. The visit is free but limited to 11:00 A.M.
Very large and beautiful tourist attraction in Muscat. I could only spent half an hour there. The interior is decorated very beautifully and exterior is designed also very well. There is a separate prayer hall for females. At the entrance there is also a well maintained garden with fountains.
No words or pictures can do this mosque justice. Humbled and awed from the moment I entered. The architecture and design details are beautiful! Could've stayed hours and still wouldn't have had enough. We were lucky to visit close to sunset and were able to explore it with very few people. It's open for all visitors only from 8 to 11 am though. Absolute must see!
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.
One of the most beautiful, organized, and we'll kept and serviced mosques in the region. The mosque is an architectural masterpiece. It has several gardens, some with water fountains in it's surroundings. It has a library and many halls outside with architectural pieces from the several Islamic and regional dinasties and their architectural style and colors.