This beautiful architectural masterpiece was built in memory of King Abdullah, the grandfather of the late King Hussein in the year 1989. The massive dome, which is the most striking feature of this octagonal mosque, is said to represent the sky whilst the golden lines that run down to the base, depict the rays of lights and irradiates the 99 names of Allah.
The cavernous prayer hall is built without a single pillar for support, and thus has the ability to house approximately 7,000 worshippers at one time. The courtyard also has the ability to facilitate at least another 3000 devotees at any given time. The women’s section, although comparatively small, has the ability to accommodate 500 worshipers, and you will also find a small royal enclosure attached to the same. Verses from the Holy Book, the Al Quran decorates the heavily inscribed interiors of this mosque as well as the huge three-ringed chandelier.
This instantly recognizable Blue Dome Mosque also provides invaluable information on the life and times of King Abdullah. You would also be able to visit the Islamic museum located within the mosque premises. There, you will find quite a collection of pottery, coins, Muslim art, and stone engravings, and of course, a collection that is predominantly of King Abdullah’s personal belongings and photographs. The all-inclusive entrance fee will provide you with access to this architectural and historical masterpiece; however, it is worth remembering to cover your hair if you are a female and everyone is expected to remove their shoes before entering the prayer hall.
Finding accommodation in and around Amman could be bit of a challenge if you are unsure of what to look for. With quite a number of unbelievable Amman hoteloffers at stake, choosing an option that is both economical and comfortable would add value to your vacation. Whether it is star class cuisine or star class accommodation you are after, you would find it all within easy reach. Situated within close proximity to many local attractions in addition to world-class dining and entertainment options, the Millennium Hotel Amman would provide you with an unforgettable experience. An excellent choice of hotel that features stellar customer service, modern amenities, and comfortable accommodation, this famous hotel in Amman Jordan is geared to give you an unforgettable Middle Eastern hospitality experience.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.