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“Massive structure worthy of a visit.”

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
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Private Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A...
Ranked #1 of 95 things to do in Muscat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While not as unrestrained in it’s opulence as some other newly built “grand” mosques in the region, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque conveys awe and grandeur while still seeming a place of spirituality.

Thank Martin M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only open between 8-11 daily . You must wear conservative dress - ankles and wrists covered , they are very strict ( apparently my top was slightly transparent so I got sent away) . You can hire traditional dress for 2.5 omr

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

awe inspiring building and grounds. peaceful setting and beautifully maintained. the guide who showed us round was clearly proud of his association with this building

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful art-work and fascinating architecture. Good way to learn more about how positive Islam can be. So great to see how gentle and positive the Omani people live this welcome-culture.

Thank Oliver W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the largest and most spectacular mosques in the Gulf region (the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi actually outshines this one). Constructed of marble, sandstone and wood, the minimalist modern Islamic style of Muscat's mosque features five minarets that represent the five pillars of Islam. It was a gift from Sultan Qaboos to mark his 30th year of reign.

Compared to its chaste exterior, the interior is "a riot of opulence." The central Swarovski crystal chandelier in the main prayer hall, with its 1,122 lights, is breathtaking. The floor carpet is supposedly the world's second largest, taking between 400-600 female Iranian workers four years to make. (The number depends on the travel guide you read.)

Our Omani travel guide told us that this in the only mosque in Oman open to non-Muslims. As such, we were grateful for the opportunity to visit.

Thank CJW913
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