What to do in Muscat?

Where exactly is Muscat? It sounds like some distant, magical, exotic place. And it certainly can be, depending on where you’re travelling from. The flight time from Central Europe is between 6 and 7 hours. The capital of the Sultanate of Oman is located at the very bottom of the Arabian Peninsula, next to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. It sits right by the sea, making it easier to choose excursion destinations, tours or attractions. Simply extend your business stay and explore the Muscat region.

Our tips for Muscat:

 Sultan Qaboos Mosque: Muscat’s skyline is dominated by some magnificent mosques. The most famous of these is, however, the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, which impresses visitors with its vast size and Indian architecture.

Qasr Al Alam Sultan Palace: The palace is the workplace of the ruling sultan. Though not open to the public, it is still a stunning sight, especially at night when the grand building is lit up spectacularly.

Al Jalali Fort: One of the finest fort complexes in greater Muscat sits perched atop a rocky outcrop. It provides a great view of the old town and Qasr Al Alam Palace.

Mutrah Souq and Corniche: Enjoy a relaxed stroll along the waterside promenade known as the ‘Corniche’. Explore the laneways of the old town and visit the Mutrah Souq. Browse the wide selection of wares, trade like an Arabian, and sample the merchants’ delicious specialities.

Dolphin and whale-watching: You may be in luck and manage to spot one of the imposing sea-dwellers during your cruise. The sightseeing boats depart from Mutrah Harbour. Enjoy the sea breeze!With the beach on your doorstep, and mountains and desert nearby; take some time to explore this fascinating country. Hire a car and discover Oman’s stunning nature.

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