Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
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8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Jörg Fischer
Berlin, Germany365 contributions
What an amazing building
Nov 2021 • Couples
Wow ... what an amazing building. It is so beautiful. The preying halls are glamorous. It is absolutely necessary to visit this place.
Written November 6, 2021
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maxime888
Paris, France9 contributions
So beautiful
Oct 2021 • Solo
It was really impressive. It is a massive building but exquisite when you go inside. The carpet is fabulous. A must-do on Muscat!
Written October 23, 2021
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Harold M
18 contributions
Impressive modern interpretation of a classical mosque, with a staggering chandelier.
Oct 2021
An extraordinary introduction to modern Mosque construction and design, with an incomparable massive chandelier as it centerpiece. The scrollwork is not nearly as compelling or as impressive as what you find in Istanbul, nor are the window designs much better than slightly more intricate rosemalling (think Norway), but the overall effect is attractive. Modern and well done. Don't miss stepping into the Islamic education center near the exit -- you will receive a friendly education in the faith, questions answered politely, and a booklet taking on the key issues associated with the faith from the viewpoint of others (jihad, for example). Worth a visit and a talk.
Written October 21, 2021
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janeandmo
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK441 contributions
Serene
Jan 2021 • Friends
So much to take in here, beautiful architecture, serene. You can learn about the Muslim faith from some volunteer nuns in the gardens and have a mint tea. Very friendly place that everyone should visit.
It’s quite cool inside too! Wear long sleeve, long dress and cover you hair.
Written October 20, 2021
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Brian R
15 contributions
Very friendly staff
Jul 2021
Stop at the Library the staff will be please to talk to you about Islam. It's a beautiful journey and cultural knowledge that you cant' miss.
Written August 11, 2021
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Neil McBeath
Muscat, Oman7 contributions
Quite outstanding
Jul 2021
I have visited this mosque several times, but it still stuns me.

Set among carefully landscaped gardens, this mosque is a fitting monument to His Late Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said (May He Rest in Peace). It was the site of His Majesty's funeral service in 2020, but before that it was primarily famous for its huge Persian carpet and the size of its chandelier.

These are both impressive, but what is often overlooked is the gallery of Islamic Art that adorns the the insides of the two colonnades that flank the main building. Each of these is decorated with a series of mihrabs - the niche in a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca. These mihrabs are in Mughal, Yemeni, Egyptian, Persian and traditional Omani styles, and are labelled in both English and Arabic, helping the visitor to appreciate the true richness of this aspect of religious art.
At the far end of the mosque complex, moreover, there is a very pleasant garden with some quiet water features. It is a nice place for the visitor to just sit and think.
Written July 20, 2021
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Moksha Jajal
Rajkot, India26 contributions
Divine, beautiful and unbiased
Aug 2020
Non-muslims are not generally allowed to enter the mosque. However, since this is the biggest and finest mosque of Oman, sculpted magnificently and named after the then king, Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, non-muslims are allowed to enter the premises as tourists and taken across the mosque for sight seeing on Friday mornings. However, a proper dresscode needs to be followed in order to enter, though they provide burkha and abaya inside the mosque for the visit, it is always preferred to wear "full sleeved shirts and full pants" and for ladies, the hair needs to be covered throughout the visit, they charge a certain fee for entering the mosque and additionally, if you rent the abaya/burkha, it will cost more. But the magnificent architecture of the mosque and its scenic beauty is worth every single penny and every effort!
Written July 8, 2021
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Jerry Nasution
Muscat, Oman4 contributions
Nice holy mosque
Sep 2020 • Family
Beautiful mosque with classic architecture and looks luxurious. Unforgettable experience. Nice place to bring the family.
Written April 14, 2021
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Pazargad
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia22 contributions
Must see! More like a museum!
Feb 2021
Don’t miss this beautiful mosque with a huge Persian silk/ wool carpet! It’s amazing place with beautiful garden outside.
Written February 4, 2021
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Amal A
Hawalli, Kuwait323 contributions
Grand mosque
Dec 2020
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the largest mosque that Qaboos bin Said Sultan of Oman ordered to build. The mosque is located in the governorate of Muscat. It was ordered to be built in 1992. It was designed by the architect Mohammed Saleh Makiya, jointly with Quad Design,Its construction lasted 6 years until it was completed.

The mosque hall was furnished with carpets made by hand from pure wool, which is the largest in the world, with an area of ​​4,264 square meters, and the carpet weaving took four years continuously in Iran.
Written December 27, 2020
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