Muscat features numerous historical and cultural landmarks and sights which will turn the city exploration into an unforgettable experience full of impressions and feelings. The main symbol of the city is the Al Alam Palace. The unique architectural landmark represents an inimitable fusion of ethnic and Indian traditions with the majestic decoration of the construction being next to nothing in the city. The Palace borders on magnificent park open for hiking for travelers.
Muscat boasts various entertainments to meet each taste and fancy of the visitors. Tourists should definitely visit one of the local beaches. Local folks do not feel enthused for beach recreation...
Ancient castles and fortresses are among the most significant touristic spots of the city. The ancient Al Jalali Fort and the Al-Mirani Fort are located not far from the Palace. Two upscale buildings are set close to each other. Now they are reequipped into the Historical Museum. After estimating the appearance of the ancient forts the travelers may look inside the forts and walk through their spacious halls. The halls keep the collections of armory and armor suits as well as historical artifacts, reflecting the course of the history of the city.
Tourists travelling with families will love the Children’s Museum. It offers the visitors the achievements of modern science and technology. The visitors may explore the collection of original showpieces and take part in exciting experiments. The city of Muscat is famous for its natural attractions, the most popular of which is the Wadi Shab. An oasis of ultimate beauty embraced with the vast desert attracts many tourists.
Muscat, which is the capital of Oman, is only a small part of larger cities and towns grouping some 40kms along the coast of the Gulf of Oman. Locally this area is called the 'Capital Area' or...
The territory of the wadi features magnificent lakes, palm groves as well as vast meadows. These places will be of perfect heaven sent entertainment and leisure for tourists in the heat of the day. Muscat hosts the largest mosque in the world – the Sultan Qaboos Mosque. The height of its main cupola is 50m. The snow white building of ultimate beauty featuring elegant arches and carved windows looks impressive.
The mosque features a luxury decoration of its interior. The main adornment of its hall is a handmade rug. Its length is 70m with the width of 60m. The handmade rug is a unique article being the largest in its kind. The sightseeing tour should definitely include a visit to the Muscat watchtower which is placed not far from the city center. It offers a scenic panoramic view over the suburbs; and the landmarks and sights of the city are seen in full view.