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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don’t miss a visit to learn more about Islam and Omani heritage. Tour, visit the library and enjoy the architecture that pays homage to traditions.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lmcoffy
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Mosque is truly great. You can wander around as well if you want photos from further away. If you just walk through and don't tke many photos, 20-30min should be fine but if you want photos etc, a minimum of 45min should do it....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Renan B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

one of the must place to visit in Muscat .. i took this picture one i was with a group of Spanish tourists. i do tour guiding in Oman and the Mousq always in the Itinerary i makes for my clients

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank husam2019
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The architecture the culture the holiness you name it it has all The friendly staff who guide you at all levels and the grandeur all put together makes your experience a memorandum everlasting Must see place in Oman, don't miss the chance to visit this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank deveshskumar
Reviewed 5 days ago

A place to visit if in Muscat, its well build and has some beautiful wall to wall carpets, not to mention the chandelier (awesome)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joshmarsha
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I been here last month with my family, I really like the architecture of this mosque really nice and big

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mimi K
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were there on a Friday morning but the mosque was closed to visitors. Had a high hope of visiting that beautiful mosque but left disappointed. We could see a beautiful garden inside the mosque when we peeped through the gates. t is a shame...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Zulm0hd
Reviewed 5 days ago

For me, there were very few places in Muscat that are a must-see but Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is definitely one of them. Unlike other Mosques who try to impress with their grandeur or size. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque does this with modest elegance which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank The_Independant_T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I mean everyone goes there so you might as well. Amazing architecture and culture experience. Open to public for tours from 8 to 11 am, you can roam the exterior and garden area after prayer starts. Check dress code, must cover shoulders arms and floor...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JeannaSong
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Brilliant tour and a great insight in to the daily workings of the mosque and Omani society. The whole place was immaculate and the attention to detail outstanding.

Date of experience: January 2019
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October 30, 2018|
Response from Salim D |
Hi there. Where shall pick you up? The Grand Mosque is closed after 11.00am.
Rom Ella S
September 14, 2018|
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Response from ateresa2006 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Friday there is an ongoing Jumaa prayers but its ok to roam the outdoor area after the prayers, its quiet crowded though as it is a Friday. Thanks...
Javi H
August 20, 2018|
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Response from adamm223 | Reviewed this property |
I think as long as knees and shoulders are covered, so long shorts or trousers and no strappy tops you should be fine. I wore jeans and a tshirt when visiting but I shouldn’t worry about being too warm as the mosque is quite... More
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Karin G
Munich, Germany
Muscat Taxi/Micro buses prices (6 Replies)
I'm a bit worried about how to get around in Muscat during my short time there. I understand that there are micro buses and taxis. I would really appreciate to get some price indications both for taxi and micro bus for certain common distances, as with taxis, I understand that I have to negotiate the price... Airport - Muttrah corniche Airport - Old Muscat Old Muscat - Muttrah Souk Muttrah Corniche - Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque - Airport
January 17, 2016|
Response fromKarin G|
Thank you 'wjgmspeedy, for the taxi link. It is helpful for the major hotels to and from the airport, but I would still appreciate approx cost for taxi and micro bus rides between the major sights I mention. As I understand it, I need to negotiate about the prices as most taxis don't run on meters. Or do I just cut the price they say by for example 50%, as I know they try with tourists... Please is there anybody living in Muscat that has an idea of the places I mention? Cheers!
Eva B
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (2 Replies)
In a novel I read about "a pool of shallow running water in the shade of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque". Is there a pool and if so, what does it look like? Is it a water basin or a natural pool? And is the assembly hall in the madrasa accessible to women at all times or only on some special visiting days?
November 02, 2016|
Response fromMelDan78|
Mosque is open to non-muslim public (male and female) from 8am to 11am. you can visit all areas including main prayer hall and ladies prayer hall.
Brisbane, Australia
Visiting Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque during Ramadan (4 Replies)
I am arriving on a cruise ship on Monday 3 June 2019. The ship's tour includes the Grand Mosque and usually includes an inside visit. But this particular day that is not included. Does anyone know if the mosque is closed to non-Muslims because it is nearing the end of Ramadan? If the ship's tour can't go inside, then I suppose that nobody can, and we leave at 5pm.
July 21, 2018|
Response fromOman_Explorer17|
Last Ramadhan Grand mosque opens as normal.. From 8 - 11am only closed on Friday