The Muscat City has both traditional and modern architectures to visit and opportunities to indulge in many pleasurable activities for every visitor who comes there for a business trip or vacation. This brief thing-to-do guide will give visitors some understanding on them.
Shopping at flea markets may be a happy event for many. It will remind them of ancient tales of Arabian legends. Don't forget to enter Muttrah Souk while you are in the heart of Muscat where this shop sells affordable traditional silverware, jewelry, carpets and pashmina shawls. Nevertheless, bargaining is important factor when buying from the merchants as they sometime tell very high prices.
Don't forget to take a walk at corniche area and view the old Muscat City as well. You can visit ancient palace and watchtower, which are prominent architectures of Oman. Stroll around the palace's garden to see many beautiful natural scenes. Keep in mind though that taking a taxi in the evening is bit difficult from the palace. Those who don't have vehicle should return before the evening to avoid the inconvenience.
Many people who visit Muscat do not omit entering Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque to their thing-to-do schedule, as it is one of the most important places in Oman. It reflects the traditional arts, deep-rooted culture and the religious aspiration of the citizen. The mosque is opened for visitors from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily but Thursdays and Fridays. Further, no children who are below age ten are allowed to the premises unless their parents convince authorities of their well-disciplined behaviors first.
Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace and adjacent Mirani and Jalali Forts are special places to visit while in Muscat. You can visit Muttrah Souk as well while you are at the place as it is close by. People specially visit these places to get memorable photos.
While in Muscat, if a traveler does not enjoy camping in Al Areesh Camp for a night, h/her trip may be incomplete. There you can see belly dancing at campfires while tasting delicious food. Surely, it will be a memorable night when you sleep under the sky that cascades millions stars from every side towards horizon. When the camel race festival, the place is in its height of happy events.
Muscat is a place for many different activities rare in any other destination. To make a night safari, scuba diving, rock climbing, trekking, camel racing, turtle watching, dolphin watching as well as horseback riding, Muscat is one of the best places to select.
Many tour operators provide travelers with city tours in Muscat as well as other remote area as well. Mostly these tour operators supply experienced guides as well. As they know all the key places that have to be visited, you are at ease when you arrange a trip with one of them.
Muscat as a tourist destination holds a special charm for each and every visitor. In case, you are looking for spending some quality time with your family and friends, make sure that you check out the amazing things in Muscat such as a walk in the Corniche district and rewinding yourself at the sea side café in this district for a cup of tea.
You can go forth to visit Mutrah Souk and check out the local spices and nuts. In case you are looking for an adventure, night safari is the best way to have some fun. One of the most exciting tourist destinations for night safari is the Wahaiba Desert. It is a perfect place for night camping. It is the most attractive adventures in deserts. The desert is surrounded by mountains which add a breathtaking glimpse to the overall scene.
Another place that can be an attractive site for the tourists are the Beehive Tombs of Bat- it is a World Heritage Site that dates back to 2500 BC – 3500 BC. The beehive tombs are awe inspiring and take you to an altogether different world. Apart from this site, you can take a boat trip in the Gulf of Oman and enjoy with the friendly dolphins inhabiting the Gulf of Oman. For the lovers of wildlife and nature, it is one of the best trips. One can also enjoy watching green turtles in the village of Tiwi.
For all those people who love adventure and excitement, there is the Oman dive Centre where one can enjoy rock climbing, camel racing, trekking, horse riding, dolphin watching and scuba diving. If you are not into adventure sports and are looking for some relaxing moments with your family, you can visit the Qurum National Park that is an exquisite place and features some of the best attractions for both grown ups and children.
One can visit museums such as the Bait-az-Zubair, the Children’s museum, the National museum, Omani Museum and the Bait Muzan Gallery. In case you want to enjoy shopping, Mutrah Souk is a perfect place where one can bargain for quality items such as the Arab headgear, incenses, clothes, spices and many more attractive items.
Apart from it, the rich cultural heritage of Muscat offers exquisite glimpses into the rich history of Muscat. One can visit numerous museums and cultural sites of Muscat. These glimpses into the history of Muscat offer rare views that cannot be enjoyed anywhere in the world. From the perspective of culture and tradition, a Muscat trip offers more fun rather than a plain recreational trip.
So, Muscat offers amazing holiday and touring facilities to its visitors from all over the world. If you want to enjoy the Muscat tour, make sure you visit all the places and enjoy various sight seeing facilities. Do remember to take your camcorder or camera so as to capture the beautiful memories of your Muscat trip so that when you come back home, you have sweet memories to cherish.
Omani-French Museum in the Heart of Old Muscat -This is one of the good place you can visit during your stay in Muscat.
Mutrah Souq - Many people come to Mutrah Corniche just to visit the Mutrah Souq, which retains the chaotic interest of a traditional Arab market albeit housed under modern timber roofing. There are some good antique shops selling a mixture of Indian and Omani artefacts among the usual textile, hardware and gold shops. Bargaining is expected but the rewards are not great, any discount will be small. Entrance to the souq is via the corniche, opposite the pedestrian traffic lights.
exquisite sandy beaches• Qantab Beach, beautiful bays and • City of Merchants’ • Muttrah and Muttrah Corniche: ‘The • Jalali and Mirani, old Portuguese forts• Al Aman, the Sultan’s palace are among the best places to visit.