Muscat Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Muscat

  • 1. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

    The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is Oman's main mosque. Construction on the mosque began in 1995 and ended in 2001. The massive structure, constructed of Indian sandstone, holds 20,000 worshipers total,...

  • 2. Muttrah Souq

    This is a traditional Arabian souq- a warren of alleys with stalls where you are persuaded to buy traditional perfume, incense and incense burners for a couple of rials; trinkets, pashmina shawls,...

  • 3. Old Town

    Old Muscat is located at the southern end of Muscat. It is the administration area and houses majestic buildings and old forts. It is the cleanest place I have seen. (The cleaning personnel works 24...

  • 4. Al Alam Palace

    WE went to see the palace that had been built for an international gathering. Since then, I believe , it has become a public area and hotel, The tiles and greenery are beautiful, and the sheltered...

  • 5. The Corniche - Muttrah

    The Corniche is one of the nicest, and most touristy parts of old Muttrah in Muscat. This is a pedestrian-friendly area with wide sidewalks, plenty of shady rest areas, lots of street art, and...

  • 6. Al Jalali Fort

    Guarding the Muscat bay at the eastern end, Al Jalali Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1587 and named Forte de São João (i.e., Saint John's Fort). Its Arabic name is said to derive from the...

  • 7. Shatti el-Qurm

    Qurum Beach is a long stretch of golden sand. One end is near where the hotels and cafeterias can be found. It is only about a minute walk to reach the beach from there. Unfortunately I could not take...

  • 8. Amouage Perfume Factory

    Saw this on the tourist map and thought it might be an interesting place to see. The tour was free of the small perfume factory where everything is done by hand! The guide explains how the perfumes...

  • 9. Muttrah Fort

    Muttrah Fort lies on a tall, steep hill along the Corniche, overlooking the Souk of Muttrah. The fort was constructed by the Portuguese in the Sixteenth Century. Formerly a prison, the fort is now...

  • 10. Ruwi

    Originally a separate village, Ruwi is now yet another neighbourhood in the row of towns that make up Greater Muscat. Ruwi is located inland in a valley (Wadi al-Kabir) behind Matrah and is surrounded...

  • 11. Riyam Park

    Located at the eastern end of the Matrah Corniche, al Riyam Park takes advantage of stunning views and the unique natural landscape. The green park is located on a small peninsula and includes two...

  • 12. Mirani Fort

    The Matrah "Dark Market" Souq is an area of open walkways. The "Dark" comes from the overhead roof that was put above the corridors to give shade and a cooling effect. The Matrah Souq is arguable the...

  • 13. Sultan Armed Forces Museum

    The Sultan's Armed Forces Museum (SAF) provides a good insight into the growth, development and status of Oman since the pre-Islamic times. The museum does center around military and political...

  • 14. Gate Museum

    Of a recent and more symbolic construction, the Muscat Gate signals the arrival into Old Muscat. It was built in a traditional Omani style over Al-Bahri Road, the main road linking Old Muscat to...

  • 15. Omani-French Museum

    Elsewhere in the walled city you can visit the Omani-French Museum, a rather less interesting collection of documents and artefacts relating to the friendship between France and Oman, located in the...

  • 16. Bait Al Zubair Museum

    This is a great museum to give you an insight into Omani life with its wide range of displays of handicrafts, jewellery and weapons. There are a few exhibits outside too of a traditional house and...

  • 17. Wadi Shab :Ideal getaway and day trip from Muscat

    Wadi Shab, about one and half hours drive from Muscat, is one of the must see attractions from the city.This is an ideal getaway and a day trip from Muscat.The...

  • 18. Information on all major Muscat/Matrah Museums

    The link below gives a good synopsis of each major Museum in the general Muscat and Matrah area. The information includes opening hours, prices, addresses,...

  • 19. Oman Dive Center, Not Only for the Diver

    It’s a beautiful place located in Bandar Jissah. The place is deserted, quite and beautiful. It has nice beach, barasti huts, restaurant and camping ground. The...

  • 20. Muscat International Airport

    Muscat airport is one of the largest and finest airports in the world with very large terminals and facilities.Muscat International Airport formerly Seeb...

  • 21. The Desert City of Muscat.

    Muscat, the official capital of Oman, is only a small part of a larger grouping of cities and towns strung some 40kms along the coast of the Gulf of Oman, which...

  • 22. Gulf Of Oman From Air

    The Gulf of Oman or Sea of Oman , is a strait (and not an actual gulf) that connects the Our first view of Oman & Muscat was great. We had read in the Geography...

  • 23. Enlightened water fountain

    An enlightened water fountain is located halfway between Mutrah and Old Muscat. The area is like a picnic area. This is a romantic place in the nights and you...

  • 24. The new palace in Oman

    The Sultan has moved from Al Alam Palace to another majestic palace, 400 metres away and slightly more hidden than the former place. It was not allowed to walk...

  • 25. Mutrah harbour

    The water along to coast of Muscat runs deep and contains the natural harbours. The Mutrah harbour is small and shaped like a horseshoe, with small waves and it...

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    Jan 24, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Muscat International Airport is more like a regional airport, nothing compared to even the medium size airports, it's infrastructure is not convenient at all, but it might become one of the best, because their are building new terminals, runways... It will be ready next year.

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