Al Fateh Grand Mosque
Al Fateh Grand Mosque Manama Reviews
Al Fateh Apr 19, 2016
The Al-Fateh Mosque is located in Juffair located next to the King Faisal Highway and built in 1987. It is an impressively massive mosque which is one of the largest mosques in the world and the largest in the country. Al-fateh is one of the main tourist attractions in Bahrain, covering over 6,500 square meters with a capacity to hold up to 8000 worshippers.
Al-Fateh also contains a library consisting of over 7000 books that are centuries old. Throughout the interior are Kufic-sytle calligraphy writings. Its dome is the currently the world's largest dome that is constructed entirely of fiberglass. The flooring comes from Italian marble with its chandelier from Austria, the teak wooded doors are form India.
Hours of operation are from 9am to 4pm six days a week and closed to visitors on Fridays. Friendly tour guides are fluent in several different languages to accommodate a wide variety of nationalities including English. Purdah is required for women visitors and black gowns with burkahs are available at the entrance. Men are also required to wear gowns if under dressed from the Bahrain heat.
I think was a pleasant experience to see that massive hallways the rooms under dome. We heard a prayer recording through a speaker. The entrance was free and the tour guide was friendly. Al-Fateh is a must-visit for any tourist as key landmark in Bahrain.
Part of the 2016 travels (UAE/Bahrain/Cyprus/USA) travel blog
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