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Oman’s capital might have the same scrubbed-clean streets as the major Gulf cities but it replaces their dehumanizing skyscrapers with fascinating historical sites. Prime examples include the 16th century Portuguese-built forts of Al-Jalali and Al-Mirani which make for spectacular views, especially when they’re floodlit at night.

The Grand Mosque, an elegant modern construction in sandstone, draws on classic Arab styles and boasts a vast prayer carpet and a similarly outsized Swarovski crystal chandelier. The pick of the museums is probably Bait al-Baranda (“Verandah House”), which contains exhibits relating to the history, people and natural phenomena of Oman, housed in a renovated hundred-year old building. The seafront, or corniche, is a popular spot in the cool of the evening when the lights of the waterfront buildings are reflected in the placid waters.

Practical Info

Muscat is in the north of the sultanate, on the Gulf of Oman. Some major airlines fly there directly, and most at least offer connections in Dubai or Abu Dhabi in the neighboring United Arab Emirates.

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Day Tour to the Enchanting Forts of Nizwa

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

The tour starts with a spectacular drive through the Hajar mountains via the oases of Fanjah and Birkat Al Mauz, to reach Nizwa and the impressive 17th century ...  Read more

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

From USD $67.15

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 $51.42

Private Tour: 4x4 Desert Adventure Safari from Muscat

Your private 4x4 vehicle off-road a dirt track meanders through the fascinating Hajar Mountains to Wadi Abyad, famous for its water pools. The tour proceeds to ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.68

Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 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

Private Day Tour to the Enchanting Forts of Nizwa

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The tour starts with a spectacular drive through the Hajar mountains via the oases of Fanjah and Birkat Al Mauz, to reach Nizwa and the impressive 17th century ...  Read more

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

From USD $101.58

Private 4x4 Desert and Wadi Safari - Wahiba and Wadi Bani Khalid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Your 4x4 vehicle will take you through the fascinating Hajar Mountains, and the town of Ibra to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of Oman's most beautiful wadis (dry river ...  Read more

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

From USD $156.67

Private 4x4 Wadi Safari - An Encounter with Nature

This tour will bring you closer to nature by first of all visiting the Nakhl oasis and a having a photo stop at the impressive fort, you then proceed to the ...  Read more

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

From USD $151.51

Private 4x4 Safari - The Mountain of the Sun

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy a great day out driving through the fascinating Hajar Mountains and the oases of Fanjah and Birkat Al Mauz.

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

From USD $151.51

Muscat Shore Excursion: Private City Highlights Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 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

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

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