King Abdullah I Mosque and its blue dome

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King Abdullah I Mosque and its blue dome

Built in the 1980s by King Hussein to honour his grandfather, this is one of the largest mosques in the Middle East.

The gigantic King Abdullah I Mosque can hold nearly 7,000 faithful between its walls and 3,000 pilgrims in it courtyard. It is recognisable from afar because of its beautiful 35-metres-in-diameter blue mosaic dome on top of the prayer hall. A true architectural feat in a contemporary style, it definitely deserves a visit.
It's also one of the few places of Muslim worship open to non-Muslims. Of course, avoid Friday prayer times and respect the rules, such as removing shoes before entering. Women must cover their hair, arms, and legs: black scarves and long dark coats are available at the entrance to the mosque.

King Abdullah I Mosque
Suleiman al-Nabulsi Street
Amman

+962 6 567 2155