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Muscat City Sightseeing Tour Shared/Private

Muscat, Oman
Excellent

Duration

4-6 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

28 people

Languages

ENG

Overview

In this experience we will discover some of top Muscat sights, Muscat is the capital of Oman, it is a great chance to experience Oman’s culture and explore the city where the ancient architecture and monuments are combined with the modern life.

We will start our experience with first sight the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque It is one of the great masterpiece of  in the world of architecture. It took six years to complete it and finally in 2001 it was successfully opened. This beautiful mosque is a traditional sight and its made from remarkable sandstone and marble. It has got 5 minarets – one main and 4 side minarets which create a special distinctive look. The internal design is rich in mosaics, huge handmade Persian carpets and chandeliers decorated with crystals. 

Our next stop is the Royal Opera House – the pearl of the Oman musical and stage art. 

The third sight we can’t avoid seeing is Muttrah Souq – the market located right at the banks of the Gulf of Oman. That’s an ideal place if you want to have a look at the ordinary life of Oman. Just go along the rows, look for the items, bargain and have fun as here you can find everything starting from spices finishing traditional rugs, vases or just souvenirs.

Having seen the market, we should also look at the Mutrah fort. The fort leads its history at 1580s when the Portuguese had built it. It served as a military defense from the rivals in the past, but today it’s open for tourists.  

Next thing in Muscat to see is a well-known Al Alam Palace — the residence of Sultan Qaboos. From both sides the forts surround the palace, so you’ll likely enjoy the magnificent scenery. Located in the center of the city, it always attracts a lot of visitors and, although, people are not allowed to go in, they can easily go around and take cool photos.

 

After that, we’ll go to the point as the tour is over.

 Timing:

The best variant is to start early in the morning.

Days:
From Monday to Sunday (but no tours on Friday).

Important notes:

It’s essential to follow the dress code to visit the mosque. Both women and men should wear trousers and clothes with long sleeves. Having a headscarf for women is a must.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The first sight on the tour is Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque which is truly a masterpiece of the world architecture. It took 6 years to erect it and in 2001 it was successfully opened. This mosque is a traditional light Islamic building made from sandstone and marble. It has got 5 minarets – one main and 4 side minarets which create a special distinctive look. The internal design is rich in mosaics, huge handmade Persian carpets and chandeliers decorated with crystals.
  • Our next stop is the Royal Opera House – the pearl of the Oman musical and stage art. 
  • The third sight we can’t avoid seeing is Muttrah Souq – the market located right at the banks of the Gulf of Oman. That’s an ideal place if you want to have a look at the ordinary life of Oman. Just go along the rows, look for the items, bargain and have fun as here you can find everything starting from spices finishing traditional rugs, vases or just souvenirs.
  • Having seen the market, we should also look at the Mutrah fort. The fort leads its history at 1580s when the Portuguese had built it. It served as a military defense from the rivals in the past, but today it’s open for tourists.  
  • Next thing in Muscat to see is a well-known Al Alam Palace — the residence of Sultan Qaboos. From both sides the forts surround the palace, so you’ll likely enjoy the magnificent scenery. Located in the center of the city, it always attracts a lot of visitors and, although, people are not allowed to go in, they can easily go around and take cool photos.
  • After that, we’ll go to the point as the tour is over.

Itinerary

Included/Excluded

  • English tour guide
  • Water
  • Transfers to and from your accommodation
  • Opera entry tickets (3 OMR)
  • Shopping
  • Any extra services

Tour's Location

Muscat, Oman

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Eric Payne

17/06/2022
We learned so much about this beautiful city and the culture of Oman.
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Haley Noor

20/04/2022
This tour is recommended to see the best of Oman at a reasonable price
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Millie Boyle

17/04/2022

Great time

Great time, Our tour guide was very friendly and welcoming, He shared a lot of interesting facts and stories about the city and Oman in general.
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Mahmut Tanal

25/03/2022
What a great tour! Ideal tour to visit the most important sites in Muscat.
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Javier Reyes

21/03/2022
Absolutely gorgeous scenery everywhere. This tour was perfect and the guide was extremely knowledgeable, a great conversationalist, and was always the consummate professional.
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Brian Wolk

12/02/2022
The tour of Muscat was simply perfect The trip was very engaging and it actually is the best way to see Muscat and know about its history and culture.
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Rita Tila

03/01/2022
We had a brilliant trip, The tour itself was a good way to visit several interesting sites in Muscat.
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Nellie Guelas

18/12/2021
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat is an absolutely fantastic building. also, an Opera house Royally built the place and has amazing interiors.
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Nede Silva

10/12/2021
It was an amazing experience, Oman is truly a wonder to discover.
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