Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat
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Address: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Bawshar Wilayat
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 11:30 am Details
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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.
Restaurants Near Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
- There are no eateries in the immediate surrounding area of the mosque.
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One of the most beautiful modern mosque as compared over the world. The mosque features a blend of Islamic, Middle Eastern, and Omani architectural styles, hosts one of the world’s largest handmade Persian rugs and one of the world’s biggest crystal chandeliers. It has been constructed in the way of accommodate 20,000 worshippers. If you come to oman don't miss to visit this mosque once at least and better to visit morning session before 11.00am. Visitors should dress up conservatively especially woman should cover their hair, shoulders and arms while they are inside.
It is an spectacular mosque and compound with many facilities, well decorated and constructed. There is a hughe amazing chandelier in the middle that gives a distinction touch. It is a must if you are on Muscat.
Number one for tourist in Muscat. Very nice place with free entrance, just respect other religion and enjoy this magnificent place with large gardens and stunning architecture.
One of the best mosque ever seen great architect, well decorated garden, and they have world largest handmade carpet in side main praying hall.
If you have kids below 10 years, the mosque management don't allow them inside the mosque halls. They make you sit in the courtyard without AC or speakers so you can not hear the prayer or wait. Although the Prophet SAW didn't ask for women to leave kids home, Omani people follow some other form of religion in the name of Islam where they don't let kids experience the Islamic traditions.
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