Muscat VacationsOman
The capital of Oman in the Middle East, Muscat is a storied city with a surprising amount to see and do. This beachside location is, like many other major Middle Eastern cities, seeing a repurposing of sorts as the leaders strive to prepare for life when the oil dries up. …

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Reviews of Muscat

Kevin Picholo
Kevin PicholoFoster City, California, USA
13/01/2019

Muscat was an interesting city, almost all white buildings with a desert colored hills on one side and a deep blue gulf sea on other side. It was one of the most important sea ports for trading with India and rest of Asia.

Baxter Jackson
Baxter JacksonNizwa, Oman
31/12/2011

Oman's capital city has got lots to offer the intrepid traveller - miles of pristine coast line, coral reefs, dolphin spotting, scuba diving, dune bashing, sandboarding and world class rock climbing - all within the city limits. If you're tastes run more along historical/cultural lines, score some tickets to the Royal Opera House and while you're waiting, absorb the long, illustrious (yet relatively unknown) history of the Sultanate at Bait Al Zubeir or Bait Al Muzna after haggling for frankincense and pashmina till your throat's sore in Mutrah's stunning seaside souq. A sundowner of sheesha and fresh squeezed lemon juice with mint at the Oman Dive Center is a perfect way to top off a day in this little undiscovered corner of the Arabian Peninsula.

Harold
HaroldBrooklyn, État de New York, États Unis
08/01/2013

A pleasant base for exploring the surrounding countryside. Be sure to visit Mutrah -- it is a highlight. Less glitz than other Gulf capitals but warm with authenticity even if the sights aren't spectacular.

Fars Angsa
Fars AngsaMuscat
31/08/2013

best way to enjoy the coastline of Muscat is to take the day cruise and enjoy a good snorkelling!

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