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King Abdullah Mosque

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King Abdullah Mosque

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LegalRover wrote a review Feb. 2021
1,223 contributions129 helpful votes
If you have visited other mosques around the world, especially in the Gulf, then you may be disappointed with this mosque. It is very plain and ordinary in comparison. One of my friends with whom I attended thought that seeing the mosque from the street was more impressive than the interior. King Abdullah I Mosque is sometimes referred to as the Blue Mosque due to the mosaic tiled dome. The mosque was completed in 1989 as homage to King Hussein's grandfather. The interior has a large octagonal prayer hall. There is a separate section for women. As a tourist, you can visit both the men's and women's sections. Men are required to wear long pants; women a head scarf and a dark robe that are provided when you pay your 2 JD entrance ticket at the souvenir store. You have to walk through the souvenir store (of course) to get to the steps that lead you up to the mosque itself. Before you enter the mosque, you are required to leave your shoes in the cubby holes just outside. The inside is somewhat bland, again, in comparison to other mosques. If you have time, I would recommend going to the lower level. In addition to a huge auditorium, there is a display outside in the hallways. I found this to be the most interesting part of the entire experience. I learned a lot from reading the placards and looking at the photographs, especially about King Hussein's restoration efforts of the Al Aqsa Mosque dome in Jerusalem. If you have never been to a mosque then I would recommend coming here. If you have, then manage expectations. The outside is more striking than the interior.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Rochalovesruby wrote a review Mar. 2020
York, United Kingdom673 contributions342 helpful votes
We have seen many mosques around the world and if you don’t get a chance to visit don’t be disappointed. We paid a small fee to enter then we were led into a gift shop where the ladies had to pick either a brown or black full length and hooded abaya. Bearing in mind this mosque is an important one the decor was bland with many lights out on the vast light fitting. Of course it was of interest to us otherwise we would not entered. On leaving the mosque and depositing the abaya we were collared in their shop.....we did not buy anything.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jenni44 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa151 contributions88 helpful votes
A new-ish Mosque with a shop attached. If you have time go take a look but you won't be missing out on anything spectacular if you dont have time to get there
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Steve H wrote a review Feb. 2020
Boynton Beach, Florida96 contributions19 helpful votes
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I wear splints on my ankles to keep from tripping, which makes it very difficult to remove my shoes. But they won’t allow stocking coverups over your shoes for those with such issues. They made me remove the splints and shoes and go with stocking feet. They did bring a chair over which was appreciated. I can get by walking without support for a little while, which made it ok except my socks became wet from water in the carpet. Wearing wet socks with splints is very uncomfortable. No attempt was made to bring that to a visitor’s attention or cordon off the area though they knew of the problem. Inside was ok, but I guess I expected more. It’s just a giant round room with some lights overhead. For a mosque that allows non-Muslims to enter, there was no accommodation to explain what we were seeing. There’s no learning here, just a view of the blue mosque architecture, which was awesome. The museum, after seeing some great ones in Amman, was small and of little benefit. While nice, it could have been so much more.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mus wrote a review Feb. 2020
Toronto, Canada116 contributions30 helpful votes
Beautiful mosque from inside and outside. Non muslims can go in, and women too. Which’s an uncommon thing when it comes to mosques. If you happen to have some time, it nice to go and see it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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