• Location: Muscat, Oman
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Enjoy a sunset cruise aboard a traditional Arabian trading vessel called a ‘dhow.’ Enjoy sea breezes while you sail past Oman’s rugged coastline sprinkled with medieval forts and fishing villages. Marvel at postcard-worthy sights you pass including Al Bustan Palace, Muttrah’s Corniche and Al Alam Palace — the Sultan of Oman’s residence nestled in the Muscat harbor. Sip bottled water and soda as you capture the vivid sunset during two hours on the water, plus hotel pickup and drop-off from Muscat.


  • 2-hour sunset cruise aboard a traditional dhow from Muscat
  • Soak up spectacular views of Oman’s rugged coastline as you drift over the Arabian Sea
  • Cruise into old Muscat harbor and see the sultan's spectacular Al Alam Palace
  • Enjoy magical views over Muttrah’s beautiful Corniche and latticed waterfront
  • Take photos of the stunning Al Bustan Palace standing proud in its magnificent bay
  • Stay refreshed with complimentary bottled water and soda on board

What You Can Expect

Sunset Dhow Cruise from Muscat

Admire the Omani coastline on your dhow cruise

After hotel pickup and a transfer to Marina Bandar Al-Rowdha outside the city, board the dhow and take a cushioned seat on deck to begin your 2-hour Muscat sunset cruise. Handcrafted wooden sailing vessels like this one have been used for centuries around the Arabian Peninsula. Just like medieval traders once drifted along Oman’s rugged coastline, you’ll head northward past the Hajar Mountains to secluded bays and picturesque hamlets. 

Glide past the Muscat Yacht Club and the fishing boats of Sidab to Cemetery Bay and the old Muscat harbor where cliff paintings depict ships that have docked here through the ages. Glimpse Jalali and Mirani, 16th-century forts that tower above Al Alam Palace — home to the Sultan of Oman. 

From Muttrah Harbor, view the whitewashed edifices of Muttrah Corniche, home to the Muttrah Souk whose labyrinthine alleys teem with gold, silver and spices. Sail by the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Hotel of Al Bustan Palace, tucked against the mountain-fringed bay. 

Watch enraptured as the setting sun reflects its fiery glow on the water, and refresh with complimentary bottled water and soda before returning to the marina for a transfer back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Geoffrey C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This is a very good trip,well worth doing. Hotel pick up and drop off is included. Comfortable on board facilities and English speaking,very good humoured crew. The skipper will even let you take the wheel! Soft drinks,water,a few dates and nuts inc.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Lovely sunset cruise from Marina Bandar al Rowdha. Plied with coffee, dates, snacks all the way. Nice relaxing end to the day.

Catherine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This trip was excellent. A very good view of Muscat from the water. Very comfortable Dow and the driver even returned us to our hotel after we had dinner at the marina. Excellent service and a very good cruise. I can highly recommend this.

Mark C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

It was lovely seeing the sights from the sea from the forts to the palace. The crew was informative and accommodating.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Might just be the best value-for-money experience you can have in Muscat. Punctual and friendly pick-up and drop-off by bus shuttle, extremely service-minded staff all around, gorgeous views of both rugged cliffs and urban coastal areas. Cold and hot drinks plus some little snacks on board. As an outdoors experience, your mileage in terms of temperature and swell may vary, but for us this was an entirely pleasant affair. Just bring a sweater for the way back after sunset.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Chad P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Had a great time on this 2 hour sunset cruise. Pick-up from the hotel was on time and after a 20 minute drive we were boarding a beautiful old dhow to take a cruise along Muscats coast line. Staff were very friendly: sweets, drinks, including Omani coffee were served. Perfect opportunities for photos were had by all. Great evening out in Muscat.

Eman A

4 star rating: Recommended December 2017

A romantic 'Dhow' cruise up to sunset while viewing all spots of interest along the coast with seagulls flying by. Omani guides were very friendly and served un limited water and sodas in addition to chocolates and nuts, dates and arabic coffee.


4 star rating: Recommended December 2017

We were taken to the marina in time and boarded the Dhow early. The cruise was nice and we got to see the rugged coastline. We were offered soft drinks, water, dates and coffee. There were not a lot of commentary though about the places that we saw.

Phillip E

4 star rating: Recommended October 2017

We were collected on time and the trip was very pleasant. The Dhow was comfortable and the crew friendly. Plenty of soft drinks and nibbles as described in the brochure. We enjoyed the scenery and the relaxed approach. The sun set was lovely. After the sunset the trip home was quite slow.

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