Al Makmur Grand Mosque or very well known as Oman Mosque is one of the mosque located in Banda Aceh city. This mosque located very strategic, precisely only 5 minutes walk from the Governor’s Office Of Aceh and about 8 minutes by car from Baiturrahman Great Mosque Banda Aceh. This mosque also can be reach from Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport by taxi approximately 25 minutes.
This Oman Mosque has great architecture which is middle east style. The mosque has a floor area of more than 1600 square meters and it built on a land area of less than one hectare. The mosque has one dome and two towers. Inside of this mosque is also a lot of calligraphy of verse of Qur’an that can be seen in the wall of the mosque.
The beauty of this Oman Mosque architecture makes this mosque very unique mosque in Banda Aceh. Many people in Banda Aceh or Aceh Besar chose this mosque as a place for marriage. After the marriage finish most of them take the wedding picture in this mosque especially in the back of the mosque side because there is a beautiful view between two mosque’s umbrellas.
At the time of the earthquake and tsunami in December 2004, this Oman Mosque was damaged. But after the earthquake and tsunami the mosque was rebuilt with the help of the Sultanate of Oman, namely Sultan Qabus Bin Said.
With the help of the Sultanate of Oman, this mosque rebuilt with the middle east architecture and became well known as Oman Mosque until now. The Great Mosque of Al Makmur that located in Lamprit now is one of the pride mosque for the people of Banda Aceh. This mosque is very clean and very convenient for visitors who want to pray in this mosque.