If you want to try something different this holiday then we recommend you to visit Muscat, the amazing capital of Oman. Fewer people know how beautiful this place is and that’s why you should try a different experience. Here are the most wonderful attractions you can see in Muscat and which will surely offer you very nice memories.
The Grand Mosque is quite imposing from the outside and it is certainly an attraction you should not miss if you visit Muscat. This wonderful piece of modern Islamic architecture was actually a gift from Sultan Qaboos for the nation, in order to mark his 30th year of reign. The main prayer hall is absolutely stunning, and the beautiful Persian carpet measures not more and not less than 70 meters wide, making it the 2nd largest hand-loomed Iranian carpet in the entire world. The Grand Mosque can accommodate 20,000 people, including 750 women in a private prayer hall. Visitors are required to wear modest clothes and cover their arms and legs. Women and girls must also cover their hair. Therefore, if you visit this location make sure you remember these important details.
Many tourists come here just to visit the souq, which certainly retains the interest of a traditional Arab market. There are shops that sell amazing Indian and Omani artefacts, and also all sort of antiques, modern textile, hardware, and pieces of jewelery. If you want to go to Mutrah Sonq for a shopping session then you don’t need to bring cash with you because cards are accepted in most shops. Keep in mind that the main entry is opposite the pedestrian traffic lights. We are pretty sure that you will find some very interesting things here.
Sultan’s Palace is another beautiful attractions you need to visit in Muscat. The only disadvantage is that the palace is closed to the public but you can admire it from the outside and also enjoy the wonderful surroundings. Just pause in front of the gates and take a quintessential photograph. The history of this building is very interesting. The Sultan’s Palace has actually been built over the site of the former British embassy, and today is often used for ceremonial purposes.
If you go to Muscat you cannot miss the National Museum, which is housed in an imposing building right in the heart of old Muscat. The emphasis of the National Museum is on high-quality than quantity, with space, light, and height used for enhancing the selective displays showcasing the Oman’s heritage. The giant screens and high-tech devices placed all over the museum bring the artifacts alive.
Marina Bandar Al Rowdha
Marina Bandar is without a doubt a popular launching point for many watersports, including diving and fishing. It also offers a full range of boating amenities and most of all it is an excellent place to enjoy harbor activity and enjoy a delicious meal at the Blue Marlin restaurant. If you want to use the pool then the good news is that you can actually do it for free. The entire journey to this place offers amazing sea and mountain views, and a glimpse of local life.