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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Address: Wilayat (district) Bawshar, Muscat, Oman
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited the Grand Mosque in Oct 14 and it was one of the most memorable experiences from my entire stay in Oman. The Mosque is easy to find and get to, even when driving your own hire car around the City as we were. Once inside the Grand Mosque it is very welcoming to visitors and there was an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is an impressive building and no expense seems to have been spared. I would have enjoyed looking round more but made the mistake of going on a Friday – the most holy of days and the only time that visitors are not permitted, however in error I wandered in (removing my shoes of course) before rapidly realising my error... More 

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Roma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Unique and very nice place, colors, mood and style. Must to visit. it would be nice to visit the interior

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Don't leave Muscat without spending an hour here! Arrive early to get the place to yourself before the crowds arrive. Walk around the grounds too. Drop into the Islamic Centre in the West Wing (near female abolutions) for free coffee, dates and a chance to ask questions about Islam from some beautiful and welcoming Omanis.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

the staff provided a great tour with true insight into their faith. Visit the visitors centre to ask questions about Islam too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The mosque is a great reminder of what Oman represents- tolerance and beauty. Entry is free and non-Muslims are welcome to wander through this magnificent building (but stick to the carpeted areas). Much of the beauty and proportions of the building are hard to capture in a photo, but I did get one I was happy with. The building is... More 

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Doha
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Okay place to visit. Nothing great. Nice architecture but not outstanding or extraordinary. been there done that!

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MUSCAT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Well worth visiting this Mosque with full respects to the Culture. Well maintained and good landscape with plenty of pathways for an evening stroll...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I Think is one of the greatest modern Mosque in the world. It's an amazing architectural construction with very well kept gardens and open space

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Check the days you are permitted to visit - your hotel or travel agent would tell you. Visits into the mosque are permitted only at certain allotted time slots during the day - not on fridays. But it is also a great sight at night - when the entire mosque is lit up. It's right next to the main thoroughfare... More 

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