Most Visited Place in Oman

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the most artistic and extravagant modern mosques in the world. The mosque features a blend of Islamic, Middle Eastern, and Omani architectural styles, hosts one of the world’s largest handmade Persian rugs and one of the world’s biggest crystal chandeliers.
This mosque highlights its role as a scientific and intellectual source of knowledge across the Islamic world.

What can be explored:

1.A library that contains 20,000 reference volumes.
2. 416,000 square meters area of the mosque.
3.World’s Largest Chandelier.
4. World’s Largest Carpet in the Prayer Hall.
5.Delightful Art and Interior.
6.Modern Islamic Architectural Wonder.
7.Surrounded by beautiful gardens.

World’s Largest Chandelier

Astonishing facts of Grand Mosque:

1.The mosque’s total capacity is 20,000 worshipers
2.The mosque’s prayer hall floor is topped with a single piece of Persian carpet composed of 1,700 million knots which took about 27 months to make.28 different colors made from plant or natural dyes, in varying gradations, are used in this carpet’s weave.
3.the mosque was first opened in 2001 and took six years to build and the 5th largest mosque in the world.
4.World’s Largest Chandelier(weighs 8,500 kilograms) It holds around six hundred thousand shining bright Swarovski crystals, with 24-carat gold plating which took more than four years to complete.
5.The building itself is made up of 300,000 tons of sandstone.
6.the only mosques in Oman that allow non-Muslim visitors.

The lecture theater of the Grand Mosque regularly hosts events which are open to the public. Many are lectures conducted in English by Muslims and non-Muslim religious scholars who do not necessarily address Muslims and usually aim to promote inter-faith dialogue.

In 2015, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque features in the list of “The Telegraph”, UK’s leading newspaper, as one of the 25 most beautiful mosques in the world. Sultan Qaboos Mosque is a must visit Iconic Architectural wonder in Muscat, Oman.


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