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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Wilayat (district) Bawshar, Muscat, Oman
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Swindon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Probably our favourite thing we did in Muscat. We had a lovely lady show us around the Mosque which is unbelievable! We had complimentary arabic coffee and dates from the Islam information centre and we learnt a lot about Islam. It is all really relaxed but be aware that everyone needs to cover arms and legs and ladies need to... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

THis is a magnificient mosque. I am impressed by the architecture, upkeep and size. The carpet of teh mosque is really beautiful so is the construction. Parking space is so much I believe there will always be free parking.

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Muscat
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A masterpiece of Islamic architecture, it is a shame to miss a visit to this place if you are in Muscat. Beware of the dress code: men should not wear sleveless shirts or shorts (even if they normally allow under-the-knee shorts, I would wear full-lenght just in case!), ladies should choose full-lenght trousers or skirts and long sleeves tops, and... More

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County Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

On a recent visit to Muscat we visited the Grand Mosque and it absolutely takes your breath away. It is definitely worth a visit when visiting Muscat.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautiful mosque - highly recommend visiting if you are in Muscat. Also recommend dressing appropriately - you will not be allowed in without long sleeves, pants and a head covering if you are a woman - there is a small shop there that sells head covers, but they are quite expensive.

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Muscat, Oman
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The only mosque where non-muslims are allowed to enter. This magnificent building and courtyard area is a MUST-SEE. The immense size of the chandelier in the main mosque (mens' mosque) is something to stand beneath and stare in awe. The hand-woven carpet, once the largest in the world but now relegated to second) is soft, sumptuous and beautifully patterned. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Having been to Mosques in Istanbul and across the Arab world I roughly knew what to expect with the Grand Mosque in Muscat. However, it was my husband's first mosque and what a beautiful example it is. The grounds and the architecture are stunning, as is the main prayer room. it is also worth visiting the Islamic Information centre. They... More

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of my first visit to a public mosque..open for public visits only on Saturdays. The mosque neccesitates women to cover their head & hands completely. So it is advisable to get dressed appropriately beforehand. In case you dont have apt clothes, dont be disheartened, for there are touts renting overalls for some 3 OMR. Bargain hard and they bring... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Coming from Abu Dhabi which boasts the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, I was prepared to be underwhelmed. My reaction, however, proved false. Everything at this setting fits together so nicely into a spiritual whole. For instance, the single chandelier under the dome is integrated into the larger space. One gets the feeling that the interior is one large room where all... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The people are friendly and ready to talk to the visitors though you will have to endure the hot and scorching sum so carry hats and sun glasses

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