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Address: Wilayat (district) Bawshar, Muscat, Oman
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The city has many mosques, some of them very beautiful, but this one commissioned by HM Sultan Qaboos is an exceptional and very classy edifice. Visit in the morning, remember to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The city has many mosques, some of them very beautiful, but this one commissioned by HM Sultan Qaboos is an exceptional and very classy edifice. Visit in the morning, remember to take a covering for the head, - it will not disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

An absolutely breathtaking mosque. Was lucky to preform Friday prayers there and the sheer amount of people gave it a feeling that's unparalled by other mosques I have been too. 110% worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A must for visitors to Muscat, stunning architecture, no charge to get in. Make sure you cover knees and shoulders when visiting.

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Newtown, Powys
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A must for visiting westerners. The mosque is enormous and has fantastic decoration. It is only open for visits in the morning - BUT GO EARLY. We got there at about 8.00 am and walked straight in - the place was not at all busy - went back to our hotel for a late breakfast. However hoards of tour buses... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A very modern mosque that is very stunning, beautiful marble, amazing chandelier and carpets in the main "room". Worth a visist

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

There is nothing subtle or understated here. The craftsmanship, materials, scale, opulence...breathtaking. Take time to talk all over the property. There are quiet, contemplative corners everywhere. Even though the size of a 747 hanger, the main prayer hall cries out for meditation and reflection. There is beauty everywhere. The Sultan left no stone unturned as he sought artistic and ethnic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Toured the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque during a March 2015 trip to Oman and, other than it being crowded that day [an Italian cruise ship had dumped 3,000+ passengers onto Muscat and I believe that they all ended up at this mosque at the exact same time as I did]. Definitely a "must see" when visiting Muscat.

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Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great location, but no alcohol drinks, overlooking the beach. The best sushi, maki,...they used to have great variety before like Lebanese mixed grill dish, pizzas oven baked, etc...

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The grand mosque is definitely one of the most visit places in Muscat. Any person would be floored and truly amazed by the grandeur of this wonderful mosque. The interiors are very charming and offers a very peaceful experience to anyone visiting here. The huge chandelier in the main hall is just breathtaking.!

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Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Grand Mosque is grand indeed. Its Peaceful and serene in the center of the busy town of Muscat. I visited with friends and family and found , lot of tourists admiring the gardens and the interior architecture and grandeur.

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