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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.

Highlights

  • 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

marcel.ritter

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.

WK C

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

This is a very relaxing, well organized trip. The dhow offers great views and although there isn't much commentary, it is well worth doing.

Jennifer K

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

Really lovely tour! The staff was very friendly and were always offering us snacks and drinks. The boat was very clean and overall a great 2 hours spent cruising the omani coastline and watching the amazing sunset. If you're looking for a relaxing excursion, this is it.

Emily M. Wright W

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

The tour was awesome. Hotel pickup was prompt, the boat (and restrooms) were clean, and the staff were great. They offered hard candies, fresh dates, Arabic coffee, and unlimited water/soda. The views were amazing. Highly recommend!

Christina S

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

It was a very relaxing experience.

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