Grand Mosque Muscat

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Label : Top Attraction

Tags : Mosque

Timings : Muslims can usually visit throughout the day. Non-Muslims can visit from 8 AM -11 AM from Saturday to Thursday. The mosque is closed to Non-Muslim visitors on Fridays.

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : Free

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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Grand Mosque, Muscat Overview

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat is Oman's biggest mosque with an area of 416,000 m2 and has a capacity of over 20,000 worshippers; 8,000 people can fit inside and the courtyard can easily hold up to 12,000 people. This mosque is one of the few mosques in Arabia which allows entry for non-Muslim visitors. The mosque is a wonder of modern architecture and is a fusion of Omani, Islamic, and Middle-Eastern architectural styles.

The mosque has four main sections: the men's prayer hall, a Musalla (prayer hall) for ladies-with a capacity of 750 worshippers, a library and a lecture theatre. There is also an Islam Centre where you will be served free dates, coffee, tea, and other refreshments and you can interact with local Omani women. An ablution room with a fountain in the centre is also open to visitors at non-prayer times and is where worshippers perform purification rituals before prayer times.

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