Places to Visit in Muscat, Oman

Have you booked a vacation in Oman? You want to spend your vacation with your family or loved one but no idea where to go? No worries as I give you the best places to visit while you are in Muscat, Oman. Just sit back, relax and enjoy your tour.

Everything is natural in Oman. From Mountains, Valleys, Beaches, Sands and Caves. All of these stunning gifts of nature make your vacation memorable and unforgettable. Aside from the natural gifts, there are also some ancient monuments and human-made structures that could take your breath away while appreciating the view. Here are the lists of beautiful spots to visit in Muscat, Oman.

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Attractions in Muscat, Oman


1. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

It is one of the most significant and unrestricted present-day Mosques on the planet. In 2001, the Mosque was first opened for the public. The most prominent feature of the interior design of the Mosque is the widespread prayer carpet which covers the floor of the prayer corridor.

It has 1,700,000,000 knots, weighs around 21 tons and about four years to deliver. It is a combination of the old style Persian Tabriz, Isfahan structure and Kashan, put together as one. The workers used 28 colours in different shades, and a large part acquired from conventional vegetable colours. It is known as the second biggest one-piece carpet on the planet. The chandelier above the praying corridor is one of the grandest in the world, and it is 14 meters high.

Non-Muslims are permitted to enter the mosque daily, except Friday, from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Guests are advised to dress humbly and in a manner of respecting the house of worship. Ladies are likewise required to cover their hair.


2. Mutrah Souq and Fish Market

It is well-known to be the oldest market in the Arab Region. A traditional Arab market built with current timber material. It was a single market before, close to the port where boats come from far off-shore.

The market was said to be the origin or drop-point of all the supplies for Omanis where they can purchase their essential commodities during the 1960s when life necessities were convenient than today. The majority of the goods were imported. The fish market is just a walking distance away from Mutrah Souq and very ideal to purchase fresh fish from Omani fisherman. It is only a small local fish area just enough to provide the needs of the residents.

Photo by Hans Birger Nilsen under CC

3. Jebel Akhdar

Also known as A Mountain With Blue Umbrella is around 2000 meters above sea level and one of the famous and most visited places of all the tourists in Oman. Travelling to Jebel Akhdar is an excellent treat for visual visitors as they come to enjoy the beautiful and amazing views from above the hills like different villages.

The brilliant mountain scope is similar to any of the slope stations of the word but with an exceptional blend and a bit of its variety of living things. The slope fundamentally comprises of various kinds of large rough layers that are so lovely to see while coming to Jabal Akhdar.

Jebel Akhdar | Photo by Daniel Jo under CC

The mountain is notable for having its one-of-a-kind roses and pomegranate. The pomegranate that grows on the hill is known to be the best in the whole world because of its nutritional value and excellent quality. Non-alcoholic and sparkling drinks are made from these fruit and very tasty. They named the product as their local champagne.

The rose essences, on the other hand, and rose water made from the mountain are proven to have the best quality and are being exported to different countries around the world. Aside from being used as a fragrance, rose essences are also used in medicinal as well as culinary purposes. Other fruits are being grown on the mountain such as apricot, berries, peaches and walnut.

4. Wadi Shab

Which means God is Beautiful. Visitors and tourists must be prepared to go to this place as they will get soaked and watery. Wadi Shab is a fantastic place of rocks, pools, and caves. You should be physically fit to appreciate this place. It requires walking through the rough ways, uneven ground, some of the time through shallow water and swimming for just about one to two hours.

Reaching the end of the pool is worth the wait. The little pools of water transform into one enormous pool, some of the waters you can walk through but some of it you have to swim. Toward the end of the pool, you can find an indoor cavern which is reachable by means of swimming through a tight hole in the stone. Once inside, there is a falls which is about 15ft in height that you can climb.

Photo by Juozas Šalna under CC

5. National Museum of Oman

In 2016, the National Museum of Oman was finally opened to the public. The National Museum of Oman is situated parallel to the Sultan’s Palace in Old Muscat. It is said to be a major tourists attraction and spot for travellers and visitors from across the globe. The National Museum of Oman will also guarantee that the nation’s heritage and legacy will be appreciated locally and internationally.

Arabian Tahr in the National Museum of Oman | Photo by Colin Hepburn under CC

The National Museum of Oman is the first and only Middle Eastern museum that offers Braille script to accommodate people who are visually impaired or blind. The National Museum of Oman is said to be open four days a week. From Saturday to Tuesday, from 9 am to 3 pm. The museum facility takes about 13,700 sq. Meters and incorporates 14 show lobbies that record for about 33% of the space.

Those displays consist of ‘The Land and the People Gallery,’ just as exhibitions dedicated to sea history and an Oman and the Renaissance Gallery as well as the World Gallery.

Kabayan, now you’ve learned some of the places you can visit in Muscat, Oman, your stay would surely be a fantastic one once you considered visiting some or even all of the mentioned attractions

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