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The mosque's main prayer hall can accommodate 2,600
worshippers. Image courtesy: ONA

New mosque opens in Oman

MUSCAT, June 4, 2017

The new Sultan Qaboos Mosque in the Wilayat of Suwaiq in the Governorate of North Al Batinah, Oman, was inaugurated last week.

The mosque, which covers 5,750 sq m, has been built on an area of 37,558 sq m, said a Times of Oman report.

The mosque was inaugurated by Minister of Housing Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed bin Saif Al Shabibi.

The main prayer hall can accommodate about 2,600 worshippers and also contains three classrooms for the memorisation of the Holy Quran. It has a large 32-m-high, 14.6-m diameter dome and two 48-m-high minarets, said the report.

The mosque also includes a prayer hall for women with a capacity of 360 worshippers.

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