Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
To explore the cultural, historic and architectural aspect of Oman, one must visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which is the largest mosque in Oman and the only one in the country that allows entry to non-Muslims. The mosque is a beautiful example of Omani architecture and was gifted to the Sultanate of Oman by its ruler Sultan Qaboos to commemorate 30 years of his reign. Accommodating 20,000 worshippers, the mosque was built within a span of six years using 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone. The most exquisite and eye-catching part of the mosque is the eight-tonne Swarovski crystal chandelier hanging from the central dome which will captivate the attention of all art and architectural aficionados.