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Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

Jalan Mc Arthur, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8711, Brunei Darussalam
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This magnificent mosque sits at the very heart of the capital city and the country's Islamic faith. Built in 1958 and named after the 28th Sultan Of Brunei, it is one of the most impressive mosques in South-East Asia. Set amid its own lagoon, the mosque seems to be floating, surrounded by lush greenery and floral gardens, while its glittering dome, covered in real gold, soars above the skyline. Featuring luminous stained glass windows, floors of gleaming Italian marble, walls of Shanghai granite, chandeliers from Britain and Carpets from Saudi Arabia, the mosque brings together the world's best materials in a tour de force of architectural beauty and spiritual ambience. A marble bridge across the lagoon brings you to a replica of a 16th century Royal Barge, which used to host religious ceremonies, like Quran reading competitions. At night, the mosque is illuminated, making it a vision to be seen. Opening Hours : Sun-Wed, 8am until 5:30pm, EXCEPT at Prayer times Closed : Thurs-Fri Shoes are to be removed before entering. Dress appropriately For Men : No shorts, No Sleeveless ( wear long pants) For Women : No singlets, No shorts, must cover leg ( wear Long pants)
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Jalan Mc Arthur, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8711, Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Shame it is closed to non Muslims on Thursdays , Fridays and religious holidays but still wonderful from the outside and a must visit experience for anyone in Brunei

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The mosque is really pretty and worth a quick stop. It was closed due to prayers but still so beautiful to look at. It's not that big so we spent about 15 mins to take some pictures.

Thank monsternina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friend from Brunei took us there for the view. We weren't able to go inside since it was during their prayer time so we just enjoyed the view outside. It is a very picturesque mosque. There's a lake on it's grounds and it's so...More

Thank Shai E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful especially the view with the body Take pictures. Stinking hot but a very nice town. Not much else to see though.

Thank allenja
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A mosque with European and Arab influence ... looks like an old castle with gold dome, stain glass, marble tiles and with wood finishing. A place for muslim worship fitted with air-conditioner a timeless iconic design. The lake and ship nearby feels like you just...More

Thank NAPRA2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most iconic mosque in Brunei Darussalam built during the reign of the Sultan's late father, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III. Its a must visit for tourist not only for muslim traveler and also for non muslim.

Thank hjnoorazlanh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come here modestly dressed (covered clothes), for non Muslims try to avoid any holy months or major festive seasons as it's most likely not to be opened for non Muslims during such periods. The mosque itself is abit dated, the lake is abit murky but...More

Thank TheLittleRedDotSG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice Mosque to visit. Be sure to enter through main front entrance to be provided with robe. You may have to wait an hour or 2 until services are over before entry is allowed. People go to Brunei to work in oil or medical. Brunei...More

Thank him b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you google about brunei the most picture that appear ad a result is that masjid. Yes, this masjid is very beautiful hence very convincing place to take a rest after perform a solat. The toilet for women on left side. Take the ablution there...More

Thank nurulfahmie m
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Non Muslims can enter the mosque at 4 intervals during the day. We were there at 4 so we had to wait half an hour. It's quite a beautiful mosque and we enjoyed the quietness that comes over it. For such a rich country I...More

Thank Sabine R
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Response from Ira A | Reviewed this property |
Opening timers from Saturday to Wednesday's are: 8.30am to 12 noon, 1.30pm to 3.00pm and 4.30pm to 5.30pm Good call choosing Saturday. The mosques aren't open for visits on Thursdays and Fridays.