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Muscat City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 97 Reviews

Oman’s capital might have the same scrubbed-clean streets as the major Gulf cities but it replaces their dehumanizing skyscrapers with fascinating historical ...  Read more

Nizwa

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Nizwa is one of the most impressive of Oman’s numerous fort cities. It sits on a plain in the Hajar Mountains which was once a strategic point on the ...  Read more

Wahiba Sands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Wahiba Sands is named after the Wahiba bedouin tribe that lives nomadically among the golden desert sands. Also known as Sharqiya Sands, the dunes here are ...  Read more

Muscat Old Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Wadi Bani Khalid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

One of the wettest wadis in Oman, Wadi Bani Khalid is truly an oasis where villages and plantations spread out across the fertile floor. Famous for its ...  Read more

Al Alam Palace (Sultan's Palace)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

With its funnel-like gold and blue pillars and lone flagpole extending like an antenna from its flat roof, Al Alam Palace (Sultan's Palace) is one of Oman’s ...  Read more

Bait Al Zubair Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Oman’s rich cultural heritage is under the spotlight at Muscat’s popular Bait Al Zubair Museum, located in the Old Town just east of the modern city. Opened ...  Read more

Muttrah Corniche

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Sweeping down from the lively Port Sultan Qaboos to the 16th-century forts of Mirani and Jalali, the Muttrah Corniche marks the seafront boundary of Muscat’s ...  Read more

Muttrah Souk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

One of the oldest traditional souks (marketplaces) in the Arab world, the Muttrah souk has a history stretching back over 200 years and has earned acclaim ...  Read more

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Muscat’s most magnificent religious building and the only mosque in Oman to open its doors to tourists, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is one of the city’s ...  Read more

Land of Frankincense

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

From the height of ancient Greece and Egypt, into the Iron and Islamic Ages and through much of the 17th century, the frankincense trade thrived throughout the ...  Read more

Muscat Cruise Port

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

In a region where passengers are typically greeted by towering skyscrapers and cold, modern architecture, Muscat’s scenic coast, with its historic buildings ...  Read more

Hajar Mountains

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

The Hajar Mountains abound in natural wonders as well as some of Oman’s most important and fascinating historical sites. Its arid expanses are periodically ...  Read more

Al Mudayrib

On the old caravan route through Oman, the ancient settlement of Al Mudayrib is surrounded by 18th-century watchtowers dotted around the hills. In town, see ...  Read more

Dhofar

Waterfalls, green fields and verdant valleys: not what you’d normally associate with the Arabian Peninsula, but they’re all here in Oman’s monsoonal ...  Read more

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