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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a new yet architecturally classic building completed in 2001 after six years of construction, and is the third largest mosque in the world. Equally impressive...

Old Muttrah Souk

Old Muttrah Souk

Old Mutrah Souk is the most popular traditional bazaar in Muscat. The market is a small maze of narrow alleyways formed by adjoining stalls. Tourists can bargain with stall clerks over the prices...

Bait al Baranda

Bait al Baranda

Even for those without an interest in Muscat's history, the Bait Al Baranda Museum presents a fascinating if long (750 million years) story of the region. The interactive exhibitions take visitors...

Al Jalali and Al Mirani Forts

Al Jalali and Al Mirani Forts

The Al Jalali and Al Mirani Forts were built during the Portuguese colonial rule of Oman during the 16th Century, and now are beautiful windows into that era. They are situated on either side of a...

Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace

Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace

Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace is the working office for Sultan Qaboos. Built in 1972, it is flanked on each side by the ancient Al Jalali and Al Mirani Forts making an impressive and...

Muttrah Fish Market

Muttrah Fish Market

An attraction that offers visitors a wonderful taste of local produce is a trip to the Muttrah fish market. Every day, the market turns out a vast selection of ocean-fresh fish, squid and crab...

Bahla

Bahla

Bahla is an ancient city in the northern part of Oman, not far from Muscat. It was founded at an oasis for caravans and travellers to stop and rest on their desert journey, and was the capital...

Al Hajar Mountains

Al Hajar Mountains

The Al Hajar Mountains stretch from Muscat, through northern Oman and into the United Arab Emirates. While they initially appear inhospitable and arid, they are becoming an increasingly...

Nizwa Fort

Nizwa Fort

Oman's most-visited tourist attraction, the Nizwa Fort stands as a monument to architectural ingenuity, and a fascinating record of the fort-building practices of a bygone age. The fort's...

Wahiba Sands

Wahiba Sands

All travellers to Oman, whether young or old, are strongly encouraged to make an excursion to the desert region known as the Wahiba (or Sharqiya) Sands, a surprisingly fauna and flora-rich area of...

Salalah

Salalah

The capital of the southern-most Omani province of Dhofar, Salalah makes for a wonderful contrast to the hot, dry desert conditions that predominate throughout the country's interior. Known as the...

Beaches in Oman

Beaches in Oman

With a coastline stretching 1,060 miles (1,700km) along the Arabian Sea, it is unsurprising that Oman boasts a stunning array of sunny, swimmer-friendly beaches. As the Omani government seeks to...

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