Muscat Vacations

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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Things to see and do in Muscat

Harold | Trip by SkyscannerRoyal Opera House
Royal Opera House
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerMutrah Souq
Mutrah Souq
Paul Braganza | Trip by SkyscannerAthebia beach
Athebia beach
ZoZ | FlickrOman-Taxi
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerSunset Dhow Cruise
Sunset Dhow Cruise
Baxter Jackson | Trip by SkyscannerMarjan Beach
Marjan Beach
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerMutrah Fort
Mutrah Fort
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerMutrah
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerMutrah Corniche
Mutrah Corniche
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerMutrah Fish Market
Mutrah Fish Market

Reviews of Muscat

Kevin Picholo
Kevin PicholoFoster City, California, USA

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

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.

HaroldBrooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

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

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

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