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Al Sahel Fort, Quriyat, Muscat, Oman
Al Sahel Fort, Quriyat, Muscat, Oman by Yeowatzup @flickr
Muscat - Hyatt hotel
Muscat - Hyatt hotel by Andries3 @flickr
Muscat - Old Muscat
Muscat - Old Muscat by Andries3 @flickr
Muscat - Mutrah
Muscat - Mutrah by Andries3 @flickr
Mazoon Mosque - Sultanate of Oman
Mazoon Mosque - Sultanate of Oman by Jd | Photography @flickr
Muscat by Xiquinhosilva @flickr
Muscat by Xiquinhosilva @flickr
Muscat by Xiquinhosilva @flickr
Muscat by Xiquinhosilva @flickr
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Top sigths of Oman

A country of rich heritage and unique national traditions, Oman has managed to keep numerous historic landmarks, so there's no wonder why the country is often called one of the most beautiful places in the world. Several interesting landmarks can be seen in Muscat, the capital of the country. This city is home to the main shrine of the country - the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. This is a relatively new building, the grand opening of which took place in 2001. The mosque is made in the traditional Arabian Style and it can simultaneously provide space to more than 20 thousand visitors. The magnificent cupola and skillfully made main minaret are the main decorations of the shrine. One more interesting decoration is located in the main hall of the mosque. This is a giant Persian handmade carpet, the weight of which is 21 ton. Without a doubt, this is one of the biggest carpets in the world. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Muscat

Travel guide to Muscat

Fans of excursions in picturesque natural places will have an opportunity to visit the famous thermal springs Al-Taura. They are located in the immediate vicinity of Muscat, surrounded by extensive palm plantations and farming settlements. These picturesque places were equipped with beautiful fonts and pools, close to which were dense exotic thickets. Next to the springs are modern leisure centers, so you can relax … Open

Muscat for children - what to visit

Nearby is a standout amongst the most excellent and well-maintained parks of the city – Qurum Natural Park. This park is covered in an abundance of greenery. On the domain of this park, colorful play areas are prepared for children. There are also extensive green yards ideal for active games. In the recreation center, there are beautiful alleys and an artificial pond in which birds swim. Visitors will have the … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Al Araimi shopping center offers customers to visit the stores of famous European manufacturers. There are major Mexx and Versace stores here. You can also visit the large Rolex brand store, where you can choose a chic watch. In addition to clothing and accessories, the mall sells electronics and home goods. You can relax in the cozy cafe after shopping. The old market is a real attraction of Muscat. It is … Open

Advices for travellers

7. Diving and underwater fans should agree the dive with special organization controlling the activity. The sea floor is forbidden for collection sea shells, corals and other trophies in the areas of shipwrecks. 8. Though the crime rate is rather low in the city, tourists should keep to the basics of the safety precautions. One should not set off for exploration to the remote districts of the city … Open

Active recreation

Parks located in the capital of Oman are also remarkable. Qurum Natural Park is ideal for a visit with children. There are delightful green landscapes as well as playgrounds here. You should take a walk through Al Naseem Park. There are all the conditions for a wonderful holiday here. These are sports and children's playgrounds, cafes and restaurants, picnic areas, as well as shaded places where you can hide from … Open

Festivals and events in Muscat

Oman is a Muslim country. Its residents strictly honor the customs of Islam and celebrate Muslim holidays. Local residents widely celebrate the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan. They get up before dawn, drink water and eat, and say prayers. It is worth noting that it is forbidden to eat and drink during the day during the celebration. Entertainment activities during Ramadan are also prohibited. Tourists … Open

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