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Became one of the highlights of Muscat, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the only mosque that allows non-Muslims to enter the hall. Built with Contemporary Islamic architecture, this mosque has the largest chandelier and the second largest carpets in the world.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
The chandelier at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the largest chandelier in the world and they are included in theWorld Record. The chandelier is located in the center of the men's prayer hall and 14 meters high and weighs 8,5 tons. It holds 600,000 shining bright Swarovski crystalsand 24 carat gold plating. This chandelier took more than dour years to be completed. The sixteen smaller chandelier also exist in the men's prayer hall to complete the main chandelier. Visiting the men's prayer hall to see the largest chandelier in the world is the first thing to do at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque has many things that can attract its visitors. The second largest hand-woven rug carpets in the world is located in this mosque. Made by 600 Iranian women, the carpets took four years to be completed. The 21 tons carpets is covering 4200 meters of floor in the men's prayer hall. It is complete the the largest chandelier to create a stunning view in men's prayer hall.
Although the book in moque's library is written in the othe language, visiting the library is also the best thing to do at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. There are more than 20.000 book features. The library also has an impressive sight with the beautiful architecture design which can attract visitors to come and see it.
Enjoy walking around the corridor is a must thing to do at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. While walking, you can see and admire the beautiful Isalmic mosaics on the corridor's wall. Take your time to walk in the corridors and study the handcrafted details of the mosque. It is truly a one-of-a-kind piece of art.
Getting into Islamic Center is another thing to do at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Islam Centre The Muslim ladies there will serve you free tea, coffee, and dates. At Islam Center, you will be served free tea, coffee and dates by the Muslims ladies. They will start the conversation about that leads to Qu'uran and the benefits of Islam. They are trying to inform you about Islam rather than convert you since you are a guest in this mosque.
How to Get Tickets?
There is no ticket required to enter this mosque. There is a Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque tour that can be joined when you are visiting this mosque. The tour will guide you to know all the history behind the construction of this mosque. Taking the tour is the best thing to do Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
How To Get Around?
You can take a stroll to get aroung the area. Taxi and bus are available near the mosque to get you around the Muscat City. The local bus is modern and is completed with AC. Using public transportation is the best thing to do at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque sorrounding area.
What Should I Wear?
As it is a religious place, women are required to wear headscarf, long-sleeves, and long pants or floor-length. While for men, wearing long trousers and covered shoulders is a must thing to do at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
Best Time to Visit
For non-Muslims, the mosque opens at 8 am to 11 am everyday, except Friday. While for Muslims, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque can be visited anytime they want.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and everything can be found in this site. You can do all things to do at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque on your own. It is easy to find since it is the highlights in Muscat beside the Royal Opera House.
How To Get There?
Getting into Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is easy. If you are in Muscat, you can walk down the Sultan Qaboos Highway. By driving, you can easily open your map and type the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque as your destination. Red Bus and Mini Bus are also available to take you there from your place. Using public transportation is the best thing to do to save your budget while travel.
Do not be surprised if you are approached by Omani women offering you dates and coffee. The best thing to do at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is to take the opportunity to talk with them.