King Abdullah Mosque

King Abdullah Mosque, Amman: Address, King Abdullah Mosque Reviews: 4/5

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LegalRover
1,377 contributions
Very average
Sep 2020
If you have visited other mosques around the world, especially in the Gulf, then you may be disappointed with this mosque. It is very plain and ordinary in comparison. One of my friends with whom I attended thought that seeing the mosque from the street was more impressive than the interior.

King Abdullah I Mosque is sometimes referred to as the Blue Mosque due to the mosaic tiled dome. The mosque was completed in 1989 as homage to King Hussein's grandfather. The interior has a large octagonal prayer hall. There is a separate section for women. As a tourist, you can visit both the men's and women's sections. Men are required to wear long pants; women a head scarf and a dark robe that are provided when you pay your 2 JD entrance ticket at the souvenir store. You have to walk through the souvenir store (of course) to get to the steps that lead you up to the mosque itself. Before you enter the mosque, you are required to leave your shoes in the cubby holes just outside. The inside is somewhat bland, again, in comparison to other mosques.

If you have time, I would recommend going to the lower level. In addition to a huge auditorium, there is a display outside in the hallways. I found this to be the most interesting part of the entire experience. I learned a lot from reading the placards and looking at the photographs, especially about King Hussein's restoration efforts of the Al Aqsa Mosque dome in Jerusalem.

If you have never been to a mosque then I would recommend coming here. If you have, then manage expectations. The outside is more striking than the interior.
Written February 22, 2021
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Rochalovesruby
York, UK667 contributions
The Blue Mosque.....
Feb 2020 • Couples
We have seen many mosques around the world and if you don’t get a chance to visit don’t be disappointed.

We paid a small fee to enter then we were led into a gift shop where the ladies had to pick either a brown or black full length and hooded abaya.

Bearing in mind this mosque is an important one the decor was bland with many lights out on the vast light fitting.

Of course it was of interest to us otherwise we would not entered. On leaving the mosque and depositing the abaya we were collared in their shop.....we did not buy anything.
Written March 4, 2020
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Jenni44
Johannesburg, South Africa150 contributions
Blue tiled mosque
Feb 2020
A new-ish Mosque with a shop attached. If you have time go take a look but you won't be missing out on anything spectacular if you dont have time to get there
Written March 1, 2020
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Steve H
Boynton Beach, FL115 contributions
Besides architecture, not much else
Feb 2020 • Couples
I wear splints on my ankles to keep from tripping, which makes it very difficult to remove my shoes. But they won’t allow stocking coverups over your shoes for those with such issues. They made me remove the splints and shoes and go with stocking feet. They did bring a chair over which was appreciated. I can get by walking without support for a little while, which made it ok except my socks became wet from water in the carpet. Wearing wet socks with splints is very uncomfortable. No attempt was made to bring that to a visitor’s attention or cordon off the area though they knew of the problem.

Inside was ok, but I guess I expected more. It’s just a giant round room with some lights overhead. For a mosque that allows non-Muslims to enter, there was no accommodation to explain what we were seeing.

There’s no learning here, just a view of the blue mosque architecture, which was awesome.

The museum, after seeing some great ones in Amman, was small and of little benefit.

While nice, it could have been so much more.
Written February 28, 2020
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Mus
Toronto, Canada116 contributions
Nice inside and outside mosque
Feb 2020 • Solo
Beautiful mosque from inside and outside. Non muslims can go in, and women too. Which’s an uncommon thing when it comes to mosques. If you happen to have some time, it nice to go and see it.
Written February 25, 2020
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Ukienomad
Fleming Island, FL6,325 contributions
Mosque that welcomes Non-Muslims
Feb 2020 • Friends
King Abdullah mosque was built in 1989 by late King Hussein in honor of his father. The only mosque that welcomes non-Muslims. The mosque is huge and can hold 7000 men inside and 3000 in the courtyard. It has a capped dome painted in various blues and is one of Amman’s modern landmarks. They have a really nice gift shop on the right side of the mosque but don’t forget to bargain with them.

Written February 13, 2020
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Jiri P
299 contributions
Good to see
Feb 2020 • Family
Entrance via souvenir shop. But you do not have to buy. You can borrow suits for girls.
Fee is 2 jod / person to go inside. Interior looks nice. Carpet is very comfortable to walk 😌.
You should see it once you are in Amman.
Written February 8, 2020
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA1,187 contributions
Disappointing
Jan 2020 • Solo
Well...it’s big! That’s about it. The outside is so-so and the interior reminds me of a Shriner’s Hall. Also, it doesn’t look particularly well maintained. E.g. they have a large chandelier and several lights were burned out.

Cost is only 2 Dinars which is both cheap and excessive.
Written January 12, 2020
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CKT808
Honolulu, HI2,739 contributions
Learning about Islam
Nov 2019
A visit to the "Blue Mosque" was a lesson about Islam. Women are required to wear a robe with a hood, and everyone removes their shoes before entering the Mosque. Our guide explained some of the religious practices and talked about the Quran. It was an interesting and educational visit.
Written December 15, 2019
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Ronald_jelle
The Hague, The Netherlands2,626 contributions
Not impressive
Dec 2019 • Family
I went here with my kids, i like the blue dome, but wasn't impressed by the design in and outside. I have seen more beautiful mosques.

That said, does a house of prayer need to be richly decorated, be more impressive than all the others?....

To be honest no!. I am a muslim and the mosque is a house of prayer and yes it does that!.

Not necessarily a touristic place, but a fine house of prayer.
Written December 11, 2019
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