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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Sohar

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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Jāmiʿ As-Sulṭān Qābūs Al-Akbar (جَامِع ٱلسُّلْطَان قَابُوْس ٱلْأَكْبَر)
Religion
AffiliationIslam
RegionEastern Arabia
Location
LocationSohar, Oman
Location in Oman
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Sohar (Middle East)
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Sohar (West and Central Asia)
TerritoryAl Batinah North Governorate
Geographic coordinates24°18′45.65″N 56°45′25.02″E / 24.3126806°N 56.7569500°E / 24.3126806; 56.7569500
Architecture
StyleContemporary Islamic
CompletedOctober 2016[1][2]
Specifications
CapacityOver 4,600[2]
Dome(s)3
Minaret(s)4[3]
Site area
  • Built-up: 181,000 m2 (1,950,000 sq ft)
  • Total: 28,778 m2 (309,760 sq ft)

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (Arabic: جَامِع ٱلسُّلْطَان قَابُوْس ٱلْأَكْبَر, romanizedJāmiʿ As-Sulṭān Qābūs Al-Akbar) is a mosque located in Sohar, Oman.[1] It was named after the previous Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said.

Construction

The mosque is built on a site occupying 181,000 square metres (1,950,000 square feet), and the built up area is 28,778 square metres (309,760 square feet). The area allocated for the mosque accommodates landscaping, car parks and other facilities. The main prayer hall can hold over 4,600 worshipers, while the women's area can accommodate 740 worshipers.[2]

The mosque has a garden, three main entrances, four minarets, and a blue main dome. It also integrates wood in its design. The interior of the mosque is intricate with subtle colors. The mihrab is tiled in a turquoise and gold palette. The carpet has a horizontally-lined pattern.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Sohar inaugurated". The Times of Oman. 2016-10-28. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  2. ^ a b c "Sultan Qaboos Gand Mosque Opens in Sohar". Atheer. 2016-10-29. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  3. ^ a b "Visit The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque In Sohar". Oman Magazine. 2019-06-02. Retrieved 2019-11-29.

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