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.
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.
Tours & Tickets
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
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Head out from Muscat on your own private tour to the coastal town of Quriyat, famous for its beautiful beaches. Then onto a photo-stop at the ... Read more
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)