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- Address: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Bawshar Wilayat, Muscat, Oman
- Timings: 08:30 am - 11:30 am Details
- 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.
Restaurants Near Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
- There are no eateries in the immediate surrounding area of the mosque.
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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
08 AM - 09 AM
92.87% 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
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat Reviews
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.
When in Oman there is one attraction that stands out from the rest, which is known for its grand stature and mystified history. Naturally, the Grand Mosque is going to be one of the highlights of your visit to Muscat. Here are some interesting secrets and facts you should check out before visiting. The full name of this magnificent structure is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which dominates the Muscat skyline.
This is not just a mosque or a religious place, this is a sign that Oman is a symbol for religious and ethnic tolerance that many countries in the world should follow. Non Muslims are allowed to see the mosque and hear about Islam. I read in some of the reviews that they have to pay to get in. I wish it's not true. Or at least lower the entrance fees to a very small amount like 1$ or so. The mosque contains the largest carpet in the world (Made in Iran). You need sunglasses if you are to walk during the summer.
Amazing work by the sultanate in design and all other stuff. Just amazingly designed and the detailing done is simply mind blowing. Close observation can only show you the true beauty of this amazing masjid. the way it has been made and stuff like that can be understood only in close observation
Muscat’s most magnificent religious building and the only mosque in Oman to open its doors to tourists, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is one of the city’s most popular attractions. Built in the Ghubrah suburb back in 2001, the landmark building is an impressive feat of contemporary Islamic architecture and one of the largest mosques in the Gulf, with the 40,000-square-meter grounds able to accommodate an incredible 20,000 worshippers at one time.
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