The Grand Friday Mosque is a must see for tourists. It is unique in design and the largest mosque in the Maldives. The mosque has been given the name Masjid-al Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu-al-A'z'am. It also houses the Islamic Center, where several important seminars of international level such as the SAARC General Meeting have been held.
Grand Friday Mosque has a large golden dome and stunning minarets and is large enough to accommodate more than five thousand worshipers at a time. Locally it is also known as Huskuru Miskyii, since the mosque houses the tombs of members of the royal family and a few national heroes of the country. The art in the mosque and royal burial grounds is spectacular, making it a must-see tourist attraction.