The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a new yet architecturally
classic building completed in 2001 after six years of construction,
and is the third largest mosque in the world. Equally impressive is
the hand-made Persian carpet on the prayer floor, also one of the
largest in the world, weighing over 21 tons. This is a religious
site rather than a tourist destination so visitors need to be
respectful of some rules, although English-speaking guides are
available to help navigate the visit. Women must be fully covered
before they are allowed access. Muslims can visit any time of the
day but tourists of other faiths, while very welcome, should only
come during visiting hours.
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