Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, shines with beauty of a different kind. It overlooks the Arabian Sea and is surrounded by the western Hajar mountain range. Despite the amazing development of its infrastructure, it still maintains its original identity and ancient heritage, as it is considered one of the oldest Cities of the region.
Get to know us today some of the most amazing sights in this wonderful city:
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque was opened in 2001 after a 6-year construction process, in which 300,000 tons of Indian sandstone were used. Among the most prominent features of the external mosque are its main dome and minaret, and the four minarets surrounding it. Internally, the mosque can accommodate approximately twenty thousand worshipers, and it has the second largest hand-woven carpet in the world that took four years to sew, and it is composed of one billion and 700 million knots, and weighs 21 tons, in addition to a 14-meter chandelier hanging over the main chapel.
Muttrah Corniche is a favorite spot for many tourists, as they can see the many sailing boats sailing back and forth in the Arabian Sea. If you are lucky, you may be able to see one of the Sultan’s amazing yachts! In addition, the Corniche is located near the Muttrah Souq. Here it is highly recommended to walk here at sunset.
Perhaps the biggest difference between the eastern popular markets and their counterparts in the western countries is that the eastern markets are still retaining some of their old charm, which gives the shopping a special magic touch that is not found in others, and the Muttrah market comes at the forefront of the eastern markets charm and beauty, as you will feel When you entered it for the first time, as if you were back in time two or three centuries, and moved to another world of old cafes, perfume shops, jewelry, jewelry and antique gold jewelry.
In this private museum, you will get to know Omani heritage closely, and it was established in the former residence of the famous Omani merchant, Muhammad Al-Zubair. The museum’s exhibits include art pieces of Omani heritage and rich culture. Here you will spend a wonderful time watching precious exhibits and antiques such as books, weapons and other collectibles.
Royal Opera House Muscat
If you love opera concerts or classical music symphonies, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Royal Opera House while you are in Muscat. The opera house is housed in a magnificent building designed by the famous architectural firm Carillion Aloy, which has carefully balanced the Omani heritage and modern technology. Its popularity is increasing day by day thanks to the holding of many international, Arab and local concerts in it.
the National Museum
The National Museum specializes in reviewing the history of Oman and its glorious past, and is located opposite the Royal Palace. More than five thousand masterpieces displaying the history of the Sultanate and details of major stations and major events from its inception to the present are displayed in this grand museum.
Many visitors to Muscat prefer to know it by visiting the National Museum, then strolling outside one of its magnificent palaces. Among the best palaces to do so is the Royal Flag Palace decorated in blue and gold, which is considered one of the most beautiful and luxurious examples of Islamic architecture in Oman.