MUSCAT: Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, Shaikh Saif bin Mohammed al Shabibi, Minister of Housing, will inaugurate the Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Al Suwaiq in the Governorate of North al Batinah on Friday.
The mosque was built on a total area of 37,558 square metres.
The mosque building covers 5,750 square metres, while the rest includes landscaping, outdoor works and parking. The main prayer hall accommodates about 2,600 worshipers.
The mosque contains three classrooms for the memorisation of the Holy Quran, the entrance hall of the mosque, which can accommodate 300 worshipers, a large 32-metre-high 14.6-metre diameter dome and two 48-metre-high-each minarets.
The mosque includes a prayer hall for women with a capacity of 360 worshipers.
It also includes the office of the mosque administration.
The main hall area and its annexes are 5,750 square metres.
The mosque also includes roads and parking lots for about 590 cars, toilets and other services.
Sultan Qaboos Mosque is one of the most important landmarks in the wilayat and an important architectural masterpiece added to the series of Sultan Qaboos mosques which His Majesty the Sultan ordered to build in all the Sultanate’s governorates to enhance the religious and spiritual aspects of the citizens.
Together with the upgrading of their scientific and cultural level to form the integrated Omani personality in all its aspects. — ONA