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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

Al Jalali Fort

One of a pair of 16th-century ports perched on the coastal cliffs surrounding the Old Town of Muscat, the dramatic stronghold of Al Jalali Fort is one of the ...  Read more

Al Mirani Fort

Looking down over Muscat’s Old Town from its cliff top perch, the mighty Al Mirani Fort is one of Oman’s most striking landmarks, guarding the entrance to ...  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

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

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

Dibba

Bordering the United Arab Emirates, Dibba is known for its lively port and the dramatic scenery of the area’s coastline. Taking a traditional Arab dhow ship ...  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

Ibra

Known as the gateway to Oman’s Sharqiya region, the city of Ibra is one of Oman’s oldest cities, well known for its impressive horsemen and camel-racing ...  Read more

Jebel Shams

Jebel Shams is Oman’s highest peak, and at around 10,000 feet (or 3,000 meters) it makes a cool contrast to the baking coast. The regular road runs out ...  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 City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 99 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

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

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

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

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