Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan bin Hamood Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar inaugurated, on Friday, the Sultan Qaboos Mosque in the Wilayat of Sohar.
The mosque covers a total area of 181, 000 sq. metres and the built up area is 28, 778 sq. metres. The area allocated for the mosque accommodates the landscaping, car parks and other facilities. The main prayer hall of the mosque accommodates 4,600 prayer performers. It also has a prayer area for 740 women.
The mosque is located opposite Bait Bahjat Al Andhar in the Wilayat of Sohar. The mosque represents a new landmark added to the deep rooted historic landmarks in the wilayat of Sohar.
Total number now 32. The mosque brings the total number of the Sultan Qaboos Mosques in the Sultanate’s governorates to 32.
Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan bin Hamood Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar performed at the Mosque Jumah (Friday) prayer, led by Mohammed bin Salim Al Maqbali, imam and preacher of the mosque.
The total area of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in the wilayat of Bausher which was opened in 2001 is 416,000 sq. metres and the built up area is some 40,000 sq. metres.
The Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Ruwi is one of the first mosques built in 1978 as per the Royal Directives of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
This was followed by the construction of the Fort Mosque in the Wilayat of Nizwa of Al Dakhiliyah Governorate which opened under the Royal Care of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said in 1980.