Located at the eastern tip of the modern capital city, Muscat’s Old Town is best known for its pair of 16th-century forts and the striking Al Alam Palace (Sultan's Palace), clustered around the waterfront. The two forts of Al Mirani and Al Jalali, perched on neighboring cliff tops, look out over the Gulf of Oman and form the boundaries of what was once the center of the historic capital. 
  
Today, the area known as Old Muscat encompasses the coastal suburb of Muttrah and the idyllic Muttrah Corniche, which runs the length of Muscat bay. With its busy port and eclectic blend of old and new architecture, this is one of the capital’s most atmospheric areas and there’s plenty for visitors to see and do. Stroll along the restored remains of the original 16th century city walls; get lost in the colorful labyrinth of the Muttrah souk; or discover the city’s rich history and heritage at the Bait Al Zubair Museum, the Muscat National Museum or the Muscat Gate House Museum.

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Private Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

The tour begins by driving through the beautiful embassy quarter of Muscat en route to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Visit the mosque, a religious landmark of ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.21

Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

The tour begins by driving through the beautiful embassy quarter of Muscat en route to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Visit the mosque, a religious landmark of ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.13

Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

There is no better way to see Muscat than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Muscat attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such as ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: Varies

From USD $58.00

Muscat Shore Excursion: Private City Highlights Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

After docking at the Port of Muscat, head out to discover the city’s highlights on a 4-hour private shore excursion. While enjoying personalized attention from ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.21

Muscat Shore Excursion: Private Nizwa Day Trip

Leave the Port of Muscat with a private guide and spend a day discovering enchanting Omani fortresses around the historical town of Nizwa. Pass through the ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.58

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