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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Wilayat (district) Bawshar, Muscat, Oman
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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44 helpful votes 44 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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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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the only attraction of note in Muscat. Free entry but get there in the morning because it closes prompt at 11am. I had a problem getting a taxi after the mosque had closed and had to walk to nearby Sultan Qaboos St to hail one down. The mosque comprises of two main buildings. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a magnificently decorated and beautiful mosque. The carpets, chandeliers and marble are worth a tour.

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Bowral, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I love mosques and have been into many in Turkey where free access is allowed apart from, naturally, in prayer time. I guess that the main problem for me is that most Turkish mosques are centuries old whilst this one is only a few years old and therefore lacks the character that I like so much in Turkey. However the... More

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