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The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is an Islamic mosque located at Jalan McArthur, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8711, Brunei. It is one of the most lovable mosques in Asia Pacific. Besides a place for worshipping, The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is also a famous tourist destination in Brunei. It is one of Bruneian major historical sites as well. The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque can accommodate up to 3000 people.
The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque
Muslims can always visit the mosque anytime to conduct their religious activities. The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque has a large prayer halls for both men and women. Women have their own prayer room, separated from men's. The women's prayer room is located upstairs, which can be accessed by a staircase. The ablution areas are provided outside the mosque. Men and women have their own ablution areas. On Friday, there's always Friday prayer.
Both Muslims and non-Muslims can always enjoy the beauty of The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque. You can take a lot of pictures depicting its luxury and grandness. Only superior quality materials were used at the time of its construction: Italian marble flooring, English stained glass and chandeliers, Shanghai granite, and Saudi Arabian handmade carpets. The huge round dome of The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque was made from gold. Visitors can also see the replica of a 16th century Sultan Bolkiah Mahligai Barge.
The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is surrounded by a spacious garden. You can take a walk and enjoy the scenery around this beautiful mosque.
How to Get Tickets?
No tickets are required.
How To Get Around?
The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is place of religious prominence. Inside the building, talk as quiet and little as possible so as not to disturb the prayers. Do not run, make jokes or laugh out loud. It is better to mute or switch off your mobile phone. Also keep in mind that some areas are intended for certain gender.
What Should I Wear?
Before entering The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, visitors should remove their shoes. They also need to dress appropriately. Men should not wear shorts or sleeveless shirt. It is better to wear long pants and sleeved shirt. Women are not allowed to wear singlets, shorts, or a mini skirt. Long pants or skirt are recommended. Come here modestly dressed (covered clothes). Women are given robes to wear at the main entrance.
Best Time to Visit
Muslims can visit The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque anytime of the year. Non-Muslims should avoid any holy months or major festive seasons such as during the holy month of Ramadhan since the mosque is most likely not to be opened during such periods.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you can explore The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque by yourself without a guide. It's easy to get around and you'll meet people there to explore the area together.
How To Get There?
The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is nearly 8 kilometers by road from the airport. Visitors can take the public buses which charge passengers $ 1.00 USD (equivalent of S$1 ($0.74)) no matter where you board or alight. You can also take the tourist taxis that can ferry you around. Make sure that you bargain to get the best price.
It is not allowed to take pictures inside the building, but you can always take pictures outside.