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“IMPRessIVE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Wilayat (district) Bawshar, Muscat, Oman
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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Muscat
Type: Religious Sites
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Toronto, Canada
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“IMPRessIVE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Phenomenal architecture, interior design and tranquil gardens.
There is an information centre with tea, coffee, brochures, Qurans, etc.

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“A must see in Muscat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Women need to be wearing scarves, and not expose their legs or arms there. Wear sandals as you need to put your shoes in a cupboard before you enter several different parts of the Mosque.

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“Mosque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

First time in a mosque and such an experience. Good tour guide. Lovely artistic work, mosaics and inlays.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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“Really Grand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This holy epitome of Islamic art and glorious modern architecture is really grand , with its epic beauty in and out. It is the prime attraction and a must visit unique religious site enriching peace and tranquility. It provides a wonderful insight to the cultural heritage of Oman..

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“An education into the real Islam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The interior of the great hall is absolutely stunning. The guides are helpful and give a very different version of the an Islam which loves its neighbour, which is sadly lacking in the western press. Make sure you visit the free coffee shop for coffee and dates, and an opportunity to talk to the female volunteers about Oman, the mosque and religion. This also gives a contemporary view of Omani women. Our volunteer works Saturday only in the mosque, her day job is a petrochemical process engineer, was educated in the UK, and proud to be an independent Omani woman.

Female visitors beware, the dress code is very strict. My wife thought she would get away with 3/4 length sleeves, but alas there was 3 inches too much wrist showing. They are also very particular about hair being totally concealed, with not a single hair showing.. If you do get caught out, taxi drivers in the car park rent out appropriate garments.

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