Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat

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Built out of light beige sandstone, with sprawling halls and grounds, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque features a 95.5 m (300 ft) minaret and adornments in the form of massive, intricate Persian-style prayer rugs and a giant chandelier imported from Italy. To visit during open hours, dress modestly, remove your shoes, and if you are a woman, cover your hair. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque by using our Muscat day trip planning site .
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  • The most beautiful building I have ever seen. Worth having to be covered from head to toe as a woman to enter. Photography allowed  more »
  • Worth the visit beautiful planned and maintained Mosque opened to any nationalities or religion , the place gives you true value for Islam and peace people are ,Tour guides on hand Omanis very polite ...  more »
  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque - Glorious piece of Modern Islamic Architecture If you are in muscat, you should visit this beautiful mosque. Entrance to it is free and it is located right in the middle of...  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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