Al-Fateh Grand Mosque
Al-Fateh Grand Mosque
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  • Flower53_10
    Tbilisi, Georgia1,739 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very pleasant experience
    We visited this mosque and it was well worth it. Of course like in any mosque in the Gulf region they require the women to wear abbaya or Islam appropriate clothes. Here, they are very friendly and you can choose your own abbaya from the variety they have. Each abbaya is dry cleaned after singly use. Great service. Also we were greeted by the reception by a very friendly girl who had a smile on her face and showed us to the waiting area where we could seat and wait for our guide. Our guide Mehdi ( by the way , he was a volunteer) was a very knowledgeable, older gentleman, who knew a lot about Islam, mosque, etc. and spoke several languages. Very impressive. All the above mentioned things made our experience very pleasant acne unforgettable.
    Visited February 2023
    Written August 11, 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Got bored here by the long talk re Islam!
    Having recently visited mosques in Morocco, Egypt and Jordan, I got bored here by the long explanation about the Islamic religion. Most of the tours I had attended in other countries, the guides simply talked about the mosques themselves such as dates constructed, materials used , etc and then I was let go to move around the mosques and take photos. This was not the case here! Took some pictures here of the chandeliers, ceiling area, wood panels, etc. before hurrying to meet my driver waiting outside. Returned the abaya to the Reception Area. Note that toilet facilities are located outside, near the Parking Area.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 9, 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mosque and Islamic Center
    Its other name is the Al Fateh Mosque or the Great Mosque. At the Reception area, we were told to wear tne abaya, men did the same. took off our shoes as we entered the mosque. Tne guide breifly talked about the construction of the mosque. We then were told to sit down and explanations about how Muslims pray, prayers, Islam religion, etc. The presentation lasted about 30 minutes. Briefly took some pictures inside the mosque before leaving.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 9, 2023
  • Diane The Traveller
    United Kingdom69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informative tour
    A lovely mosque with some amazing features such as the chandelier. Not as big or as grand as Abu Dhabi, but definitely worth a visit. The guide gives lots of information about the mosque and the Islam faith which was very interesting and informative. Definitely on the “To Do” list when in Bahrain.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 20, 2023
  • Megha B
    Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates202 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful mosque
    The only mosque in Bahrain open for non muslims. It is one of the largest mosques in the world. Free guided tour was provided. They also provide Abayas for women. It is open for tours from 9am-4pm except Fridays.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 24, 2024
  • boo_tofu
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A visit to the mosque in Bahrain.
    Alhamdulillah, during my maiden visit to the KIngdom of Bahrain, I had the chance to visit this grand mosque as one of the stops with a city tour that we were on. Did a small prayer in the main hall and joined the rest of the entourage for the tour conducted by volunteers in the mosque. Was really impressed with the tour given, as not only did the guide explained to us the history of the mosque, but he also shared a bit of knowledge on the religion of islam, how muslims pray and etc. A brief explanation, just enough to share an introduction of the religion which was insightful even for me being a muslim!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 11, 2024
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,070 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must!
    Stunning. A must. Well looked after. Beautiful building inside and outside. Don't worry if you are not correctly dressed, they will give you something to cover up inside. We had a guided tour lasting around twenty minutes which was very good. The guide gave us a lot of useful information on the mosque and Islam. I am Muslim myself but learnt a lot from him. After the tour, we could walk around ourselves and take photographs. Closed every Friday. Footwear must be removed before entering.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 30, 2024
  • Janka K
    Brno, Czech Republic8,172 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very friendly and welcoming place
    An interesting place to see in Bahrai. For me, the best part of the mosque were the people working at the place. Everybody was very friendly and welcoming here. I also appreciate good English that these people spoke, making it very easy to communicate with the tourists. To enter the place, women need to be covered. There are some abayas that can be borrowed, so this is not an issue if you don't have some cover of head on your own. No ticket to enter the place needed.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 19, 2024
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bexsweetlife
Shoreline, WA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My husband was excited to begin my tour of Bahrain at the Grand Mosque. We arrived dressed respectfully, men in long pants (traditional cloak available to men wearing shorts) and I was offered an abaya (black cloak) to cover my clothes and a scarf for my head. We took part in a tour offered just as the mid afternoon Adhan (call to prayer) was beginning. The guides speak many languages and tours in languages other than English or Arabic can be arranged in advance. We were able to take pictures inside the beautiful building and we were encouraged to ask questions. We were given the option to stay for prayer time and observe from the upper mezzanine. Afterward, we had a couple of questions and a second guide took us back into the mosque to answer all of our questions for over an hour.
Friday mid-day is the busiest time at the mosque, and we would not have picked that time to go.
We would highly recommend taking the time to visit the mosque!
Written January 7, 2020
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John M
62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
What a stunning building!! A tribute to the Islamic faith and art. This building is a must see. Clearly if you are not of the Islamic Faith it is unlikely you will be able to enter but it is still well worth a visit to admire the beautiful form and magnificent structure. Loved it.
Written January 1, 2020
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Robert O
Bangor, ME349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Beautiful building and interesting overview of Islam provided to visitors. It is well worth the visit for people of all faiths. You must dress conservatively and they do provide clothing for those who may have forgotten. Shoes must also be removed so bring socks.
Written January 19, 2020
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Juliet R
Budapest, Hungary365 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was my second visit and learned something different. Your mosque tour is actually done by mosque personnel not your tour guide. On arrival, you check in and are issued appropriate covering and remove your shoes. First, a history of how the mosque was constructed and the history, followed by a brief explanation of mosque practices and the meanings of the prayers etc. Free to walk around briefly before leaving. Lots of free brochures and booklets if you wish to learn more,
Its respectful and a great way to appreciate the culture you are visiting.
Written March 26, 2020
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Abovetheclouds
2,070 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Stunning. A must. Well looked after. Beautiful building inside and outside. Don't worry if you are not correctly dressed, they will give you something to cover up inside. We had a guided tour lasting around twenty minutes which was very good. The guide gave us a lot of useful information on the mosque and Islam. I am Muslim myself but learnt a lot from him. After the tour, we could walk around ourselves and take photographs. Closed every Friday. Footwear must be removed before entering.
Written March 30, 2024
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boo_tofu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Alhamdulillah, during my maiden visit to the KIngdom of Bahrain, I had the chance to visit this grand mosque as one of the stops with a city tour that we were on.
Did a small prayer in the main hall and joined the rest of the entourage for the tour conducted by volunteers in the mosque.

Was really impressed with the tour given, as not only did the guide explained to us the history of the mosque, but he also shared a bit of knowledge on the religion of islam, how muslims pray and etc. A brief explanation, just enough to share an introduction of the religion which was insightful even for me being a muslim!
Written February 11, 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Its other name is the Al Fateh Mosque or the Great Mosque. At the Reception area, we were told to wear tne abaya, men did the same. took off our shoes as we entered the mosque.

Tne guide breifly talked about the construction of the mosque. We then were told to sit down and explanations about how Muslims pray, prayers, Islam religion, etc. The presentation lasted about 30 minutes.

Briefly took some pictures inside the mosque before leaving.
Written November 9, 2023
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Peter Slabbaert
Bornem, Belgium1,166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We had read about this mosque and were not disappointed!
This is a real marvel in all its facets when it comes to fine architecture.
We had the luck of having of a wonderful guide who guided us around and explained us the history of Bahrain and its religion. Interesting! We were lucky that we arrived before a coach with other tourists entered the mosque so were able to take marvelous pictures. Always impressed when you one sees the grandeur of such buildings.... same in Moscat, Abu Dhabi, Mosta.....
Think without religion in your mind and discover the beauty of these constructions!
Written February 16, 2020
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TAMEMBER101108
Portsmouth, UK130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
I had never visited a Mosque and was very, very impressed.
I was given my own English speaking guide who was very knowledgeable and answered even my most ridiculous question.
Because I had shorts on, I was given a robe to wear.
Photography was allowed inside. It was one of the most interesting visits I have had in the world.
I would definitely do this again.
Written February 23, 2020
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
I visited this mosque as part of a city your. The local tour guide here is very passionate and could go on for hours uninterrupted. He explains everything about that mosque and the religion very well. I could come back here just to learn more about the history of the place again.
Written January 8, 2023
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