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Grand Mosque

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Kuwait City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A large group of expat ladies, arranged a tour. Our guide was a lovely young lady. Helped us with our abayas, I was told to take my own scarf, but they do provide them if you forget. The young lady was very enthusiastic, and extremely knowledgeable. Explaining everything, even how the placement of the carpet always points to Mecca. The... More

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Menlo Park, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
5 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was hesitant to try to visit this mosque, because I was a solo female traveler and did not know if women are allowed to visit. However, I was directed to a special room where I was greeted with a female guide and given a burka to wear. She took me around the large mosque which was beautiful and she... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Compared to the mosques in UAE and the Grand mosque in Muscat, this place is certainly not on par. Poorly maintained and architecturally unremarkable.

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Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Grande Mosque is beautiful with the tile designs, carvings and ceiling designs. The Aware Centre provides free tours of the Mosque which is well worth your while!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Visiting Kuwait for the first time? This really is worth a visit. Visitors (Muslim & non Muslim) are made to feel very welcome, and the guided tour is really educational

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The new decoration is amazing should have a visit but to respect the place and God you should wear the islamic long dress (cover your body and head) Just to show face and hands

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

It is a nice place to visit both for residents and travellers. Ample parking is available in basement except during ramdan. After the maintenance now the mosque is open to public again.

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south Wales
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Well worth a visit - not many people visit Kuwait but this Mosque compares with others that are much better know. The guides are excellent.

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Montreal
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We took a guided tour through the mosque. They tour guide was very knowledgeable and eager to answer question. He encouraged us to ask questions and take photos. They requested that my wife wear the traditional black cover-up to attend the the tour which we respected. We appreciated learning more about the culture of the Kuwaiti people.

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Redding, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The staff here were really polite, honouring, friendly & informative. We started with a cup of tea & biscuit, then my wife was given traditional clothing to put over her outfit. We were met by our guide and were given a tour - photos permitted - of the mosque's huge main prayer hall. (72 metres (236 ft) wide on all... More

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