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Please observe the social customs of the Omani society and dress decently. · Do not make any noise and keep music volume to a minimum when passing. Map of Muscat and travel information about Muscat brought to you by Lonely Planet. ALBUSTAN. This city tour of Muscat will open your eyes to the sights and stunning scenery around Oman's capital. Dominated by dramatic.
Many places to visit are reachable on a day tour from Muscat. Below are articles dedicated to specific locations and things to do. They include many photos and planning tips. This way you have a complete list of things to do in Muscat to choose from. Things to do in Muscat. Royal Opera House. Muscat Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Forts and Palace. Hike in Muscat - Riyam and Muttrah.
Muscat boat tours - Snorkeling. The North of tOman around the Capital city is the most visited area, with enjoyable weather conditions in Winter and many things to do. Below is a Map of the North of the country.
Easily accessed from Muscat, the highlights of the coast South of the capital are well worth the drive. You get it all: Some of the best places to visit in Oman! The following articles provide you with the information you need to select your itinerary and plan your visits. Bimmah Sinkhole. Wadi Shab. Wadi Tiwi. Ras Al Jinz - Turtle Reserve. Wadi Bani Khalid.
Wahiba Sands. For more traditional sites and ancient history, explore the Oman hinterlands: Nizwa Fort, Ruins, Unesco listed necropolis Al Munisifeh Ruins. Birkat Al Mawz.
Jebel Akhdar. Old village of Misfat Al Abriyeen. It is fertile and home to most of the agricultural land in the country.
Rustaq Oman - The loop. Al Sawadi Beach: Daymaniyat islands. The Musandam peninsula is a separated land East of Dubai. Famous for the bare mountains looking like fjords, people visit for the cruises in traditional Dhow boats, the landscapes and the dolphins. The eBook Experience Oman also include the best views and locations in the Musandam peninsula.
Located in the South of Oman, the Dhofar region around Salalah is less visited than the rest of the country. It is a favorite for the locals, especially when escaping the heat in Summer. They are included in the eBook Experience Oman. Travel Checklists.
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Want to see more maps to help you plan your road trip? Check out my eBook: Learn More. My experience of taxis in Oman was not really good.
Mostly because they only knew the major sights but not the streets. Apparently they do that part time, so their knowledge of the city is limited. But if you drive only between major sights, airports and main hotels it should be ok. You have to agree on the price beforehand. There is a plan to introduce meters but it is not yet implemented If you want to attempt it I recommend asking locals. Hop on Hop off Bus by BigBus - considering the spread of the city, it is quite practical. The first bus departs Mutrah Souq at 9am and buses depart every 30 minutes until 5pm last return at Mutrah Souq at 6: Timings are subject to change especially during Ramadan.
I was really surprised how easy it is to drive in Muscat. The roads are in very good conditions, people are courteous and calm. The old town is where sometimes there are traffic jams but otherwise, I think it is a good solution.
For more information check out my article dedicating to Driving in Oman.
You can also join organized half day or day tours or book with a private guide. In that case, you just have to sit back, relax and follow the guide.
For a full day private tour of the city, count to USD. You can stay near Al Qurum beach to enjoy evening walks on the sands, or in Muttrah for more traditional restaurant and experience. The cheaper options are in the Ruwi area. It is an architectural masterpiece both from the outside and from the inside.
It is the absolute top thing to do in Muscat. Another recent building in Muscat is the Royal Opera House. With handcrafted decors all around, you might not even notice how technical the building is, but is it also a masterpiece in that sense.
This is why the Opera is one of the main places to visit in Muscat either as a tourist or for a performance.
Discover many more photos and Information to plan your visit in the Royal Opera House article. They are not open to the public but you can admire them from outside. Discover many more photos and information to plan your visit in the Forts and Palace article.
There are many more mosques in Oman. Most of them are not opened to the non-muslims. However you can go to Mohammed Al Ameen Mosque, well rated in trip advisor. And you can check out the list of Muscat Mosques by OmanTripper.
Qurum beach or by its full name Shatti al-Qurum is the main beach in Muscat. It is a long stretch of Golden sand where locals come relax during the weekend. From the Al Rowdha Marina, you can take 2 or 3 hour tours including dolphin watch, snorkeling, or just enjoying the work of erosion during daytime or at sunset.
Or you can already book a Snorkeling tour to the islands. The Mazara dam is just outside of Muscat in the mountains. It is not always flowing but people say the lake is beautiful. There are many other attractions in Muscat you should consider, some are touristic others are less, but here there are:.
If you want to glimpse at the life of Omani people, the Fish market is a must place to visit. Active early morning you can see the boats arriving, the fish being sold and then prepared. It is one of my favorite activities in Muscat but wear closed shoes!!! Discover many more photos and information to plan your visit in the Muscat Fish Market article. Not far from the Fish Market you can walk through the old city and the Souq, especially the gold section. Discover many more photos and information to plan your visit in the Muscat Corniche and Souq article.
If you want to move a little and capture some great views of the city, you can hike above Riyam. It is an original activity in Muscat to get away from the crowds. The Riyam park is great for a stroll. There are also a great playground for children. Another classic is the Qurum Natural Park located in the Qurum residential area. A well maintained park in the heart of the city. I had only 2 days in Muscat and was not in the mood for museums having just lost my brother.
However, I have researched them instensively and collected a list of you. First some notes:. Relics of ancient civilizations: If you have some more days in Muscat but don't want to go on a round trip one of the things to do in join a day trip.
Many are possible and below is a selection of the best ones. For guided day trips from Muscat, I wrote a dedicated article to help chose with my selection of the best destinations. Wadi Shab is one of my favorite locations in Oman.
You can hike one hour through the canyon and finish by swimming. Absolutely stunning! If you have time this is a must do!
On the way back you can stop at the Sink hole; which is very easily accessed from the main road down to Sur. It is a hole in the ground filled with beautiful water and bordered by the sea on one side and moutains on the other.
Discover many more photos and information to plan your trip with dedicated articles to the Bimmah Sink Hole and Wadi Shab. A classic among tourists stopping one day in Muscat on their cruise, is to get up to Jebel Shams, also known as the grand canyon of Oman.
Discover many more photos and info to plan your trip in the Jebel Shams article. Nizwa is another large city in Oman. The drive will be 1h30min. In the center of the city, you can discover a beautiful Souq, the castle with many cultural displays and climb to the top of the fort for breathtaking views of the oasis.
Discover many more photos and information to plan your trip in the Nizwa fort and Nizwa Souq articles. Or book a day trip from Muscat to Nizwa and Jabreen. If you don't mind a longer day tour with a lot of driving you can reach Wadi Bani Khalid and the sand dunes of Wahiba Sands.
Plan 2h30 drive in each direction. Long, but it gives you 3 different landscapes of Oman in one day: Or book a day trip to both from Muscat. For those who love forts and castles, it is a 1h30 min drive to reach Rustaq from Muscat. Do some better planning than me and don't go on a Friday. I was there at prayer time, all the local men were going inside but I could not You can also do many day trips to the surrounding beaches along the North and South coast of the many but less known wadis everywhere.
The list would be too long.