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Why Visit the Capital of Oman, Muscat

Situated by the Gulf of Oman, the picturesque Muscat is undoubtedly worth visiting while in Oman. Surrounded by water and the imposing Hajar Mountains, the city offers some postcard-like sceneries, as well as an equally dazzling cultural scene.

Visit one of the numerous souks in the city to enjoy its unique ambiance and get a glimpse of the regional customs or taste the mouth-watering local cuisine at restaurants nearby. One of the most popular ones is the Mutrah Souq, attracting a number of people to admire its uniqueness each year. Providing lots of goods to choose from, it is a great place to develop your bargaining skills, thus don't be shy to give it a try. 

The Mutrah Souq is located at the Mutrah Corniche, perfect for an evening stroll or a scenic bike ride. Stretching along the harbor, it provides some of the most scenic views over the water, as well as numerous lovely fountains and sculptures along the way.

In addition to that, don't miss the chance to marvel at the magnificent pieces of architectural heritage during your Muscat tour, such as Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, featuring a golden dome and sky-crossing minarets. The beautiful monument of modern Islamic architecture is one of the main landmarks of the city and definitely a must-see.

The Sultan's Palace is also worth exploring while Muscat sightseeing and for those seeking to delve into the museum scene, make sure to visit the National Museum and Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art.

Best Things to Do in Muscat, Oman

  • Explore the local souk markets
  • Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
  • Check out the Sultan's Palace
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