The largest mosque in Kuwait, and located in a prime location just opposite to the Seif Palace, the Grand Mosque is one of the most important sights in the country and covers an area of over 45,000 square feet. The extensive construction process started in 1979 and was finally completed in 1986, and cost about KD 14 million. This national treasure stands as an epitome of Arab and Muslim beliefs and culture, as well as contemporary technology and styles. The design incorporates and caters to the very many different Islamic influences on the people of Kuwait, from Moroccan tiles and geometric shapes, Isfahan ceramics and Indian artwork. The mosque can accommodate up to 11,450 worshipers, and the number increases to about 180,000 annually when people from all over the world come during the holy month of Ramadan. There are plenty of guides in the area to help tourists get around and learn about the history of the mosque, and there are items of clothing for tourists who are not appropriately dressed as well.