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  • Location:Muscat, Oman
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Muscat by Night

Experience the twinkling sights of Muscat by night on this 5-hour evening tour and enjoy a 3-course dinner on the way! Accompanied by an expert driver who acts as your personal guide, take photos of the glittering Grand Mosque and extravagant Al Alam Palace, and drive along the Corniche just as the setting sun casts the sea and mountains in the mauve glow of twilight. Finally, browse for bargains in Mutrah Souq and savor a scrumptious dinner at a welcoming local restaurant; it's the perfect finale to your evening out!


  • 5-hour private tour of Muscat by night
  • Savor a delicious 3-course dinner including water and sodas at a local restaurant
  • See Muscat’s mosques, palace and forts illuminated in the gauzy evening light
  • Admire Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the flamboyant Al Alam Palace
  • See the glittering Corniche and hunt for bargains at colorful Muttrah Souq
  • Experience personalized attention from your friendly driver-guide

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Muscat by Night

Explore Muscat at night and take photos of the beautiful Grand Mosque

Start your experience in the late afternoon with a hotel pickup from your centrally located Muscat hotel. Meet your friendly driver-guide and set off in your comfortable, air-conditioned car.

Stop for photos outside the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Admire this imposing landmark, considered one of the finest examples of modern Islamic architecture.

As twilight descends, pass the opulent Royal Opera House and drive along the Corniche. This beautiful road skirts Muttrah waterfront and serves up sunset views over the dusky mountains, elegant houses and shimmering harbor waters. Continue to charming old Muscat, where traditional Arabesque buildings are tucked into a mountain-backed bay. See Al Alam Palace, the ceremonial palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, whose flamboyant columns simply have to be caught on camera! Listen as your guide tells you more about the palace and the two 16th-century Portuguese forts of Jalali and Murani that flank either side of the monument.

Later, stroll through Muttrah Souq. Browse the stalls of this vibrant market and ponder over the Omani silver, gold, pottery, textiles and other handicrafts on offer. Haggle hard and you might catch a few bargains!

Last but not least, head to an inviting local restaurant for a delicious dinner of typical Omani dishes and international favorites. Relax over your meal before your tour finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.


Sample Dinner Menu:

Welcome aperitif
  • Fresh lemon mint juice
  • Hummus and moutabel (dips)
  • Tabouleh (vegetable and bulgar wheat salad) and spicy Thai chicken salad
  • Fresh Caesar salad
Main Course
  • Grilled chicken with mushroom sauce
  • Potato gratin
  • Vegetable lasagne
  • Penne with pesto cream sauce
  • Omani lamb with rice
  • Fresh fruits
  • Mahalabiya (a traditional milk pudding)
  • Om ali (a pastry, nuts, raisins and cream pudding)

Water or soda

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was simply a fantastic night tour by a great guide. Muhammad although a much older gentlemen, brought unique knowledge from living in Muscat for the better part of fifty years. The sights we went to were not only interesting but beautiful and it was topped off by a very welcoming and filling meal at the end.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2014

The driver didn't really speak much, long silences during the taxi drive between sites. The Restaurant we were taken to was not of local Omani food, but a Pakistani restaurant. Food very disappointing. Not enough time at the souk.

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