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“A mosque over the sea” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Floating Mosque

Floating Mosque
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Jeddah
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This beautiful white mosque seems to emerge from the sea.
Jeddah
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“A mosque over the sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

A nice place to join prying with enjoying the sea side. Giving a relaxing view at the sunset. A lot of Muslims visiting Makkah for Omerah are coming to relax in this mosque

Visited June 2013
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“Not as beautiful as some of the photos ive seen..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I managed to see the floating mosque in real life during my umrah visit. The mosque is ofcourse beautiful and amazing how it crosses into the water holding onto the foundations. However i have seen some pictures where the mosque looks pink with blue domes. i guess this was down to photoshop effects..

Visited October 2012
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Jeddah
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“Like the Mosque could float away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I've never been inside, but the outside is spectacular. You must see it from both sides and different times of the days. The way the light reflects off the white exterior makes for a fun day of photographing. It sits on pilings in the water, but has the illusion of floating.

Visited May 2013
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dubai
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“Beautifull mosque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Beautifull mosque, calm invironment, located in corniche street, about 3 km from sheraton hotel, one of major attraction in jeddah, saw many tourist bus thier, after visit mosque, there is sitting area near by to sit with kids and have beautifull look of red sea.

Visited March 2013
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“Not too much to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The "Floating Mosque" in Jeddah is really just an edifice built on pilings on the coral reef along the Jeddah Corniche. Locally, it is known as a mosque which Indonesian Muslims have a particularly affinity to visit when coming for Hajj or Omrah, but it really isn't all that special. It is on the northern end of the Corniche, which has lot of spots to picnic on the Jeddah seaside. I'd recommend mornings (the earlier the better between May and October, when it heats up early in Jeddah) for a drive and stroll, both near this mosque and along the Corniche, in general.

Visited February 2013
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