Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque
Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is a solid yet beautiful symbol of Islam in Bandar Seri Begawan. Although it has become a favourite tourist destination in the city, it remains an important location for prayer.
Erected in 1958 and named after Brunei’s 28th Sultan, this iconic landmark is made more majestic by the surrounding artificial lagoon that also serves as a reflecting pool. The interior of this mosque is nothing short of lavish – Italian marble graces the floor and walls, chandeliers from England hang on every room, and expensive carpets don the floor of prayer rooms. A glass mosaic with 3.5 million pieces of glass and real gold leaves is the famous attraction of the main dome.
Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is located in Jalan McArthur, Bandar Seri Begawan.
Opening Days and Hours
The mosque is open to visitors 8:30 to 12:30, 13:30 to 15:00, 16:30 to 17:30 Monday to Wednesday, and Friday from 16:30 to 17:30 only.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the mosque is completely free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Bandar Seri Begawan via Royal Brunei Airlines.
- Proceed to the city centre and board a bus to Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque.
- You can also opt for taxi services to get here.
- Solo Travellers/Backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is one to two hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is a very popular attraction in Bandar Seri Begawan. The best time to visit is in the morning when crowds are lesser.
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- Jerudong Park
- Brunei Museum
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