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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Wilayat (district) Bawshar, Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Staff were all very keen in who you are, where you came from and loved to tell you all about the mosque and their faith

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a guided tour. Really worth it. The architecture, design and decoration left us speechless. This is a must if you are in Oman.

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Zetten
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

very nice place to visit; a must see when in Muscat. the carpet is impressive; as well as the size of the mosque. Do not forget to cover shoulders, legs, and bring a scarf to cover your hair.

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manchester uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Probably the most impressive building in Muscat and well worth a visit though conservative dress required inclusing a head covering for women. We were singled out as white visitors and taken for free refreshments and a Q+A session on Islam but this was done graciously.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The mosque is the largest and most peaceful mosque I have ever visited. The white tiles with the sun shining off them is a beautiful sight. While the mosque lacks the history and awe of the mosques you would see in Instanbul it is still worth a visit. When I went there didn't seem to be any guides, I was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The place is well maintained by the government. outside parking area is also a place to see. Beautiful minaret's height and glaze attracted more than anything. Qurani ayaat are placed in the buildings in very beautiful ways.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was a very huge mosque very beautiful and when i entered the mosque the aroma of Oudh was just so awesome. There is a separate praying area for women. But female visitors have a specific timing to enter you have to keep that in mind before you plan to visit the mosque

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Must see if you're visiting Muscat. Do keep in mind the visitors' hours plus mosque etiquettes reg. dressing etc. The guide at the mosque also tells you a bit about the history and architecture of the place. For more details, you can visit the cultural center located inside the premises.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

On my short and spontanous trip to Muscat I decided I have to visit this beautiful huge mosque which is pretty new and very beautiful In my opinion a must see. You can watch omani people and if you are lucky one of these very friendly people tells you details about the mosque. The surrounding is a green park and... More

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely - everything !! right from entrance. Clean garden, lovely trees, nice lawns and the interiors were so good reminded me of the Indian Mahals and Forts at Rajasthan, Agra and Delhi. The marble work was indeed exquisite. Worth a visit or two.

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