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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Completed in May, 2001, the impressive Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is made from 300,000 tons of Indian sandstone. The main musalla (or prayer hall), which can hold 6,500 worshippers, is square with a central dome rising to a height of fifty metres.
One of the largest mosques in the world, its impressive interior features include a handmade prayer carpet comprising 1,700 million knots and weighing 21 tons, which took four years to produce, and a 14-metre-tall Italian-made chandelier.
Many tourists come to Muttrah Corniche just to visit the souq, a traditional Arab market. Shops selling Omani and Indian artefacts and few antiques share space with more traditional textile, hardware and jewellery stores. Credit cards are accepted in majority of the shops, but bargain with cash. It’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun. Just keep heading downhill, towards the sea.
Royal Opera House
Oman's premier venue for musical arts and culture, the Royal Opera House can hold up to 1,100 people. The complex comprises a concert theatre, auditorium, landscaped gardens, cultural market, luxury restaurants and an arts centre.
For upcoming performances and other information, visit www.rohmuscat.org.om