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Desert Safari: Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat
"Depart from Muscat in the morning in a 4 wheel drive via Fanjah. Travel through Sumail Gap to observe the village life in Rawdah and Al Akhdar. The tour moves to Wadi Bani Khalid a picturesque mountain village renowned for its wadis and rocky canyons complete with massive boulders and cliffs. The turquoise pools that lie in between the canyon’s large rocks and caves offer a fascinating place with stunning view and perfect for a long swim. Enjoy a picnic lunch. The subsequent part of the tour move crossing miles of golden dunes the wilderness of Sharqiyah home to the nomadic Bedouins for centuries. Visit to a Bedouin family where you can buy local handicrafts and enjoy a camel ride (at an extra cost payable directly). Enjoy the adventurous dune bashing and a camel ride. The tour leaves from the Desert to
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Desert Safari to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat
"At 08:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel or residence in Muscat city. Board your 4x4 and head towards Fanjah where you stop at the roadside to take photos of an abandoned village. You then make a turn near Bidbid which continues on the route to Ibra. Visit the ruins of an abandoned village at Al Mansfah near Ibra. Much of the charm and character of this old mer known as the lost Shangri-La. Reach the magnificent Wadi the pools are cool deep and absolutely stunning surrounded by palm trees and vast orangey-red rocky outcrops with silky water. After spending some time there
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Best of Muscat by Night Tour
"Start your experience visiting Bait Al Zubair Museum which is a wealth of information of the country's structure tradition and heritage. In the end you will have a far deeper understanding of this incredible capital city before parting ways to continue exploring on your own.The visit continues at Al Alam Palace the ceremonial palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos whose flamboyant columns simply have to be caught on camera. Listen as your guide tells you more about the palace and the two 16th-century Portuguese Forts of Jalali and Mirani that flank either side of the monument. The twinkling sights of Muscat by nig
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More Warnings and Dangers in Muscat

Crude Oil contaminated with sand

Muscat Oman is such a rich oil country and I have been here once. I never went to the town becuz of sand blizzard and its awful getting caught in the eye. The people are very friendly the ones working...
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HulaJoy
Jun 08, 2015

Nothing to drink at Al Qurm Beach

Muscat is very hot and you must bring water on the beach or stay close to a place where you can buy something to drink. I like to explore new places and especially walking along the beaches. The taxi...
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georeiser
May 15, 2015

Arabian Leopards around my tent.

Whilst travelling in Muscat, i camped on a beach near Yiti, and woke to find very large tracks coming out of the mountains, around my tent, and back to the mountains. There were 2 sets of tracks, one...
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jaydw
Jan 04, 2010

Driving around

For all those of you who intend to drive in Muscat.Roads and traffic signs: Most roads are in excellent conditions, as well as traffic signs.Drivers: Omanis are very nice and friendly people I have to...
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tamerinho
Feb 02, 2008

Taxi's

This isn't a a danger tip but a warning tip. Taxi's are about the only transportation possibility in the major cities of Oman.Take a driver who speaks some English and agree to a price before setting...
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northsea
Oct 08, 2007

Nature call

Take care if you have to answer on your "naturel call". -The toilets in the souq are not as clean as in a hotel. - If you have to, it's very hard to find your way back to the centre or exit of the...
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northsea
Oct 08, 2007
 
 
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Muscat, HSBC ATM

April 2007Beware the HSBC ATM on Muttrah's Corniche. It took my Visa, but it neither dispensed the money, nor gave the receipt. I tried to straighten things up with HSBC (ME) people in the main office...
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Oct 03, 2007

Sea snakes

There are 28 species of snakes and 9 of these are sea snakes... one day we were sitting in the room watching a documentary about sea snakes in Oman (in arabic, so we missed the point) and decided...
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call_me_rhia
Dec 24, 2005

General warning

Although Oman is a very peaceful and safe country to visit, it is after all in the Middle East. Islam is by far the most prevalent religion, and Western people should take notice of this before going...
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Heni86
Oct 15, 2005

Money change

This again is a warning tip.If you have to change money, the best place is in the Muttrah souq.You have quit a few money changers who will give you a far better rate than hotels and banks. Just start...
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northsea
Sep 17, 2005

La Terrazza Restaurant

If you are expecting an Italian restaurant from the name (we were and still were when we sat down in the "Venezia area" of the restaurant) think again. This is a Lebanese restaurant with a poor choice...
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Ali&Steve
Feb 24, 2005

Oman FM can cause (mental) health problems.

I'm not sure if it's possible for screaming insanity to be brought on by listening to the radio, but Oman FM could quite possibly send a sane person completely doolally. They have a playlist of...
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Ali&Steve
Feb 17, 2005

Ask permission before taking photos of people

You should ask permission before taking direct photos of people in Muscat, especially the women due to thier religion. Normally the men will allow you to take their photographs but the women will not...
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victorwkf
Feb 10, 2005

Please dress appropriately

Oman is an islamic country and therefore you should dress appropriately when going around Muscat. As a rule, clothings should not be too revealing e.g. mini skirts for ladies, shorts for men. Tourist...
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victorwkf
Feb 10, 2005

Top Hotels in Muscat

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PO Box 1998, Muttrah, 114, Oman
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P.O. Box 964 Al Khuwair, Muscat, 133, Oman
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Barr Al Jissah, Muscat, 113, Oman
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Bldg 1730, Qurum Street, PO Box 1455, Muscat, 00112, Oman
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Shatti Al Qurm, PO Box 951, Muscat, Oman
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Al Khaladiya St, Muscat, Oman
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Top Things to Do in Muscat

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Muttrah Souq

Muttrah Souq, the oldest marketplace in Muscat, is a place to visit for shopping. The covered bazaar consists of many shops and stalls selling souvenirs, clothes, silverwear and goldwear, spices, etc....
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Old Town

iIf it is not too hot, it is nice to walk from Mutrah along the coastal road to the old town of Muscat with the Sultans Palace, some museums and some Portugese fortifications, about 3 kilometer....
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

If you take the Expressway from the airport towards the city you'll travel past the Grand Mosque completed in 2001,for the 30th year as Head of State for his Majesty the Sultan Qaboos. It should...
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Shatti el-Qurm

Shatti Al Qurum Beach is located at the heart of Muscat's beachfront tourist zone. It is perfectly suited for out-of-town visitors when staying in Muscat. It was the first spot to visit and take a...
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The Corniche - Muttrah

Corniche means something like "chopped out of rock". It is a reasonable name since Mutrah looks like it has been chopped out of the rocky landscape. Mutrah Corniche has a sea front promenade with a...
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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...
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peaceness98

"Ahlan"
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victorwkf

"Muscat - An Amazing Arabic Port City"
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MM212

"Muscat - مسقط"
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Rinjani

"Muscat, A Beautiful Lush Green"
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"muscat"
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