I went about an hour before closing and thought that the mosque was stunning at nighttime; it is well lit and the lights shining on the architecture really let you appreciate its beauty.
How to get there: I took a taxi from my hotel. There was no need to ask him to wait as there were some taxis parked outside the mosque upon our exit.
Visit notes: Be sure cover your arms and legs and head if you are female. If you didn’t bring a scarf/pashmina (which you should carry in your handbag during all trips to the Middle East) and/or aren’t appropriately dressed, there are abbayas for loan at the mosque’s welcome center.
Be sure to obey all signs about which sections of the mosque the non-Muslims can enter. And of course make sure to remove your shoes at the entrance (you can’t miss the shelves of shoes where the faithful have dropped them off).
Stunning! Do not miss this beautiful mosque.