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Muscat City Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Included: Private Transport, Pick up, Omani guide, Soft drinks

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First stop on your Muscat City Tour is a visit to the Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in Oman. From here you will be taken on a scenic tour taking in the Ministries, Embassies, Qurum Park Beach and on to Muttrah Corniche, with a stop at the recently opened Bait Al Baranda museum. We then continue onto the Fish Souk and Al Dhalam Souk, Oman’s largest indoor market. At the Souk, built in traditional style, you will find exquisite silver jewellery, frankincense, intricately hand-made Khanjars (daggers) and other handicrafts.  Your guide will also show you the local Omani sweet Halwa from one of the shops within.

The tour continues east along the Corniche to Muttrah (Old Muscat). Here you will visit the charming Bait al Zubair, a private museum housing traditional Omani items reflecting the country’s rich heritage.  Nearby is His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’s Al Alam Royal Palace protected in the bay by the famous twin forts of Jalali and Mirani, rebuilt by the Portuguese around 1558. 

Passing through the fishing villages of Sidab and Haramel you are taken along the scenic coastal route towards the Shangri La Resort & Spa for coffee (optional). Finally we take you where only 4WDs drive can go, up to the amazing Muscat Heights with a stunning view over all of Ruwi and Muscat, a sight not to be missed.

Departs: 0900 Sat – Weds

RO 30 – Adult
RO 10 - Child U/12 yrs
FREE - Child U/5 yrs

al alam palace
 

Muscat By Night

Duration: 4 hours
Included: Private Transport, Pick-up,Omani guide, Soft drinks

muttrah corniche

A chance to see Muscat at its best, your guide will show you the highlights of this magical city, made all the more dramatic, with an evening tour. First stop is The Sabco Centre has multiple retail outlets and a traditional souk. The souk has numerous shops that sell silver jewellery, handicrafts and clothes range of silk rugs, wall hangings, table linen and cushion covers, fabulous gifts for your friends or your own home. The newly opened flag ship store of Amouage perfume is a must for all visitors so you can sample “The most Valuable perfume in the world”.

We then continue onto the recently opened Bait Al Baranda museum and Al Dhalam Souk, Oman’s largest indoor market. At the Souk, built in traditional style, you will find exquisite silver jewellery, frankincense, intricately hand-made Khanjars (daggers) and other handicrafts.  Your guide will also show you the local Omani sweet Halwa from one of the shops within.

The tour continues east along the Corniche to Muttrah (Old Muscat).  Nearby is His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’s Al Alam Royal Palace protected in the bay by the famous twin forts of Jalali and Mirani, rebuilt by the Portuguese around 1558. 

Finally, we drive back along the Corniche taking time to stop for photo opportunities along the way as this area is particularly stunning by night. Its old merchant houses are lit by multi coloured lights, there are coloured fountains all set against the back drop of the port.

Departs: 1700 daily

RO 30 - Adult (Minimum 2 Adults)
RO 10 - Child U/12 yrs
FREE - Child U/5 yrs

alam palace night
 

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