Muscat is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East. The port has been displaying its white buildings between the sea and the mountains for thousands of years. It is a place where life is sweet
Hiking difficulty levelLevel 1No difficulty. Easy and short walk accessible to anyone walking occasionally.
Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque : an imposing building of Islamic architecture and the decorations in the main prayer hall are breat htaking
Opera House : Muscat Royal Opera House: The first opera house in the Arabian Peninsula. The magnificent Royal Opera House was designed to reflect contemporary Omani architecture. It is a very complex building both architecturally and acoustically. Opened in 2011, built under the orders of the music-loving Sultan Qaboos, the Royal Opera House Muscat is a mix of tradition and modernity.
Sultan Qaboos Palace : An outdoor visit with its colourful gardens and distinctive architecture is impressive
Muttrah Souk : Located on the waterfront, the picturesque Muttrah Souk unfolds its labyrinth of narrow alleys in the heart of the old city and has been the daily life of the Omani people for over two centuries. The multicoloured stalls are full of handicrafts, spices and incense... not forgetting the halwa, a delicious local sweet that the Omanis love.
Bait Al Zubair Museum : Oman's rich cultural heritage is on display at Muscat's famous Bait Al Zubair Museum, located in the old city. It presents rich collections concerning daily life in Oman in the 19th century, jewellery and women's costumes, weapons and men's costumes.