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Iconic Mosques in Oman – devoted paths

With a not-so-long history, Oman is nevertheless home to longstanding tradition. The architecture of the mosques reveals the religiousness of the Omanese.

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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

This is, of course, the most known mosque in Oman. As you enter the mosque, you cannot afford to miss the magnificent corridors. And then you will see the marble arches illustrated with Koran verse. These verses appear beautifully when sunshine falls on them. As you move away from the entrance, you will notice more colours coming to sight. The mosque remains unparalleled in Oman. Luxury resorts are also built close to this mosque due to its celebrated status. Also known simply as Grand Mosque, this is located close to Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort.

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Al Zulfa

Al Zulfa

Probably because it is located in close proximity to the Royal Guard base, this mosque is widely known as Royal Guards Mosque. The mosque is blessed with 20 domes and various corridors. The very facets of Islamic architecture are visible in this mosque. The mosque is made more enchanting with coloured glass cuts. But you are not allowed to see inside if you are not a Muslim.

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Sultan Said bin Taimur Mosque

Sultan Said bin Taimur Mosque

Nestled in Al Khuwair close to Technical College, this mosque was opened to the public in 1999. If you have been to Turkey, this mosque will ring a bell. Its design resembles the Ottoman style and offers an enchanting fusion of colours and calligraphy. Unfortunately, the mosque is not open to the non-Muslims. If you are non-Muslim, you have to be satisfied with the pictures posted online. The pictures, however, offer you an awesome feeling about the mosque's interior.

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Sultan Taimur bin Faisal Mosque

Sultan Taimur bin Faisal Mosque

Unlike Sultan Said bin Taimur Mosque, this is open for non-Muslims as well. But then again you need to visit between 8 am and 11 am from Saturday to Thursday. If you know how to get to Mabilah North, this mosque is right there. The mosque would introduce you to Oman's contemporary royal architecture.

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Al Zawawi Mosque

Al Zawawi Mosque

This mosque is relatively older than most contemporary ones. Open to the public since 1985, the mosque was built in honour of Zawawi family members. You can see Koran text inscribed on metal plates on the mosque's inside walls. If you are a non-Muslim, bad luck! You have no opportunity to take a look inside.

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Mosque of the Great Prophet

Mosque of the Great Prophet

This is the main mosque in Muscat attended by the Lawati tribe. Of all the mosques mentioned here, this is the oldest as it was built in the 15th century. The mosque underwent a number of repairs and refurbishments. And now you can see a blue dome along with a minaret of the same colour. From the dome, you will hear Koran script being read. You will also witness Shia functions held during special times of the year. This mosque too is not open to the non-Muslims. But worth looking at from outside, especially because this is the oldest among the mosques mentioned in this list.