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Things To Do in Muscat

Muscat- surrounded by picturesque mountains and deserts- is a beautiful port town settled on the Gulf of Oman. The city is unmistakably modern and that becomes quite evident through the upscale restaurants, shopping complexes, world-class boutiques and modern malls sprawling throughout the town.

But that’s not all, the port city is just as old as it’s new! It features history that dates back to millennia, and attractions like 16th century Portuguese forts, Al Jalali and Mirani testify the fact. No matter what’s your taste, be it modern or history, the city definitely got something that will leave you intrigued.

Popular Attractions in Muscat

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is Muscat’s premier attraction and is situated on a stretch of the Sultan Qaboos Highway. Beautifully crafted, it is the only mosque in entire Oman that doesn’t restrict an entry of a non-Muslim.

Mutrah Souq

Mutrah Souq

Oman’s oldest market-Mutrah Souq is strikingly beautiful and is comprised of shops selling Omani and Indian artifacts. Dating back to 200 years, the Mutrah Souq is a prototype of the old Eastern market, stretched deep within the city.

Sultan Armed Forces Museum

Sultan Armed Forces Museum

Sultan Armed Forces Museum is a military museum housed within a 150-year-old summer home- Bayt al Falaj- which apparently served as a headquarter of the Sultan’s armed forces. The museum is just not limited to a military hardware exhibition.

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House is a premier art and cultural organization, located in Shati Al-Qurm district of Muscat, Oman. The opera house features an auditorium, a theater, cultural market, luxury restaurants and postcard-perfect gardens.

Sultan's Palace

Sultan's Palace

Sultan's Palace, also known as Al Alam Palace, features an awe-inspiring contemporary Islamic architectural design and was built in 1972. Located in the heart of the city, it is largely used for ceremonial purposes of Sultan Qaboos of Oman.

Bait Al Zubair

Bait al Zubair

Owned and run by Zubair Family, Bait al Zubair museum is located in Bait Al Falaj. It showcases an extensive range of Ormani artifacts, depicting Oman’s vast cultural and socioeconomic heritage. It is said to be one of the best private collections worldwide.