Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque - This architectural marvel will make you gawk at it in wonder and amazement. It's one of the largest mosques in the world capable of seating 20,000 people. As the sun falls on it's dome it sparkles and shimmers overlooking the iconic city. It's meticulously designed patterns, carpet and chandeliers will leave you awestruck.
Muscat, the capital city, is a great place to start your Omani adventure. Head over to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque for a spiritual start to the day. The only mosque in the entire country that allows non-Muslims inside, this place is a true wonder. Set against the commanding Hajar Mountains and clad in smooth marble, the mosque is one of the largest and most impressive structures in Oman. Where the outside sparkles in polished marble, the inside has a massive eight-tonne chandelier hanging from the ceiling. The domes and pillars are equally stunning, covered in mosaic tiles in cobalt blue, sea green and shimmering turquoise.Price: Entry is free, but you need to cover your head. A scarf or abaya is available for rent for 2.50 OMR (Omani Rial) or ₹425Time: Saturday to Thursday, 8am to 11am, for non-Muslims
2. Visit the Grand Mosque to appreciate the grand stature. The mosque used to have world's largest carpet and chandelier until UAE and Qatar beat it's record.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is one the finest mosque in Oman. It was worth to wake up early morning. Entrance time 0830 to 1100 hrs except Friday. Free entry.
This quietly imposing glorious piece of modern Islamic architecture is the third largest mosque on earth. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque was built in 2001 and its interiors are adorned with the largest hand-woven Persian carpet on the planet which alone measures 70m by 60m wide, making it the 2nd largest hand loomed Iranian carpet in the world. Located along a stretch of the Sultan Qaboos Highway, the mosque is a must-visit place in Muscat.One of the foremost attractions here is the former Guinness world record holder of Largest Chandelier in the World – the 14 metre, 8 and 1/2 ton behemoth that dangles from the centre of the men’s prayer hall. The mosaic walls are also nothing short of stunning.