Muscat Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Al Alam Palace (Sultan's Palace)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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

Muscat Old Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 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 2 Reviews

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

Muscat Cruise Port

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 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

Wahiba Sands

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Stretching over 125 miles (200 kilometers) from the Eastern Hajar Mountains to the Arabian Sea, the Wahiba Sands desert (Sharqiya Sands) is Oman’s adventure ...  Read more

Wadi Bani Khalid

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 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

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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

Bait Al Zubair Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

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


4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Muttrah is a district and former fishing village in the Muscat province of Oman with a long history as a center of commerce in the region. Souq Muttrah, a ...  Read more

Muttrah Souk

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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

Royal Opera House

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Muscat’s dazzling Royal Opera House has won over a wealth of fans since opening its doors back in 2011, claiming the title of the Gulf’s first opera house and ...  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

Amouage Perfumery

In 2012, the Amouage Perfumery opened in Muscat as a visitor center to celebrate three decades of this niche luxury brand of fragrance. Here you can discover ...  Read more

Bait Al-Baranda Museum

Converted from a 1930s house, this museum details the history of Oman and the Muscat region. Covering topics from the geology of the country and plate ...  Read more

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