- Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
- Royal Opera House
- Old Town with Al Alam Palace
- Muttrah souq
- National Museum
Leave your hotel after breakfast and drive through the beautiful embassy quarter of Muscat en route to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Visit the grand mosque, a religious landmark of Muscat and splendor of unique Islamic architecture (Islamic dress code is compulsory). This mosque of superlatives completed in 2001, refers to be the main mosque in Oman and one of the two mosques in Sultanate, which you could visit as a non-Muslim (other one is in Salalah). Witness the world’s second largest handmade carpet and huge chandeliers in the main prayer hall.
On your way back to the city center you will visit the Royal Opera House, the Gulf′s jewel of its kind. Drive to the old town thereafter.
Then visit the 16th -Century forts Jalali and Mirani. Stroll around the old city quarter and have a photo-stop at the Qasr Al Alam, the official Palace of HM Sultan Qaboos. This palace is mainly used for representative purposes of His Majesty. Visit the National Museum with its wealth of information and exhibits on the country’s culture, tradition and heritage.
Drive to Muttrah, a delightful quarter of Muscat. Muttrah souq is one of the most beautiful oriental markets in the Gulf States. Step into the fish market, stroll along the Corniche to admire the beautiful merchant houses and experience the shopping in the busy souk. The largest and oldest bazaar of Oman is traditionally divided into zones for selling a variegated array of shops with souvenirs, antiques, frankincense, gold, textiles, leather goods, jewelry, traditional sabers and many other goods.
Drive back to hotel
Season: This tour operates all year round
Trip Specifications: Tours start daily except weekends and national holidays at 9:00 am and finish around 5:00pm • Maximum group size of 20 • Minimum group size of 2 • Minimum age 6 years old
Pickup: Pick up at your hotel in Muscat city area. If you are staying beyond these areas please get in touch to set up the meeting point or to organize an extra transfer.
Drop-off: We will drop you off at where we picked you up. If you need extra transfers please contact us for more details.
Included: All Entrance Fees • All Taxes • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle • Lunch • English Speaking Guide • Three Bottles of Water
Not Included: Gratuities • Extra transfers
What to Bring: Sunscreen • Steady shoes
Please pay attention to the local customs of taking photographs • No photography/filming allowed at the Museum.
What to Wear:Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times. Please pay attention to the specified dress code by visiting The Grand Mosque from inside.