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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Wilayat (district) Bawshar, Muscat, Oman
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Very impressive mosque. The only one apparently open to non-muslims in Oman. Truly impressive new architecture and grand scale. The panel details close up may not be as finely finished as the hand carved stone columns of the medieval cathedrals am more used to in Europe, but (I say this seriously) then the the columns of the stunning huge central... More

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This masjid (mosque) wqs bulid by orders of his majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The design is aimple though very attractive and spiritual. You feel the glory of the building along with simplicity. Dont miss the chance to pass throughout all the passageways as there are diffrent designs in every group of pillars with explication in both arabic and English.... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

unfortunately we came late..the mosque is only open from 8h - 11h we arrived at 12.30 and were warmly greeted by the visitors centre providing us a lot of helpful information and a warm welcome get together :) thanks for that!

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

For me the exterior is more interesting than the grand interior. I mostly liked the corridors illustrating the different Islamic styles and the water fountains. Certainly worth a visit.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Visiting hours are followed strictly and I think it closes at 11 AM. Ladies must cover their hands and feet completely to be allowed inside. Marvelous structures inside and many great photos can be taken. Must visit.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great to see such a place of worship, beautiful building with many interesting areas to see. Get a tour to fully understand the Mosque.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This mosque was built as a gift to the people of Oman by their Sultan. No expense was spared and it is beautiful to behold. Especially the hand made carpet from Iran and the beautiful chandelier

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Gorgeous architecture (esp in the men's section, of course), and worth the visit, of course. Deal with the rather vague help of the women at the front who help dress you if you're not covered enough & you have to rent stuff to wear. Then deal again with the men who insist your hair not show, etcetera etcetera. Then go... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful garden nice place to go through hug as everything else here trying to cover the leak of culture by building hug monuments

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Arrived quite close to Morning Prayers starting, so didn't have as long to visit and view as I would have liked. It truly is a magnificent place of worship, irrespective of religion. Interiors, building itself and gardens were all breath taking. Will definitely visit again, but with more time to spare before Morning Prayers.

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