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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Wilayat (district) Bawshar, Muscat, Oman
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a very impressive mosque with a magical atmosphere. Well worth a visit. The surrounding grounds were full of birdsong and the climate was just nice in the morning. The Omani people are so calm and seem to go about their lives with such ease compared with some other middle east nationalities.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just Amazing! Astonished by the greatness which man ascribe to God almighty! A place must be visited.

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Surrey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

All that you expect - big, dramatic, marvelous floors and carpets, huge chandelier, curiously smaller area for women and afterwards a surprising welcome - coffee and dates under the palm trees. Be prepared for vigorous debate.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Perfect location, massive with well maintained and serene gardens. The persian carpets inside the mosque is a wonder in itself.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If your in Muscat you must give this a visit - its stunning experience whatever your religion.. the two buildings have amazing décor and certainly worth a visit.

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Manama, Bahrain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful and peaceful Grand Mosque ... mixing all type of Islamic arts in one place. You will just set and look around the beauty of the pieces available in the mosque.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There was nothing to dislike. The grounds are being kept really nicely and some parts look a little bare but it's because they're redeveloping some of the flower beds. The construction site opposite is a bit unsightly. But then that's not the Grand Mosque is it? The Mosque itself is beautiful from a distance and up close it just gets... More

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Muscat, Oman
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is one structure I found which had painstakingly incorporated Islamic architecture from the world over, as much as can be. and all in equal measure. Very thoughtful and respectful. The place is evident of the piousness the country holds for its faith. Surely, a place to go down in the annals of Islamic history from the modern world.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

the only problem was the weather - but no one can help that. make sure you are checking the timings because it closes around 11Am and is not opened on Fridays. It has a very beautiful hall in the men s pray section (women and children are allowed to visit).

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is an absolute must do when visiting Muscat - words do not really do it justice and there is a magical quality to the visit. The magnificent carpet, carvings and marble make it special We visited in the morning But it was still incredibly hot , so choose fabrics carefully for comfort

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