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Holidays to Muscat

The main port of entry for Oman is Muscat. Muscat is the capital of Oman and enjoys all the attributes associated with the country, combining beaches, sand dunes and mountains with all the facilities of a thoroughly modern and prosperous city.

The old port area in Muscat is home to the Sultan’s Main Palace and Al Jalali and Mirani, two 16th century Portuguese forts that have remained well-preserved, stand guard over the city entrance.

One of the largest mosques in the world, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is also situated in the city. Non-Muslims are free to visit and features of interest include Swarovski crystal chandeliers and the building’s marble panelling.

If you want to learn something of Omani history, then the Bait Al Zubair Museum is well worth a visit. Muscat boasts a number of parks including the Qurum National Park, famed for its rose gardens, lake and artificial waterfall. The city also provides plenty to keep the visitor entertained. Activities include night safaris, scuba diving at the Oman Dive Centre, rock climbing, trekking and the chance to watch camel racing. You can also celebrate visiting one of the wealthiest cities in the world by purchasing some jewellery at one of the city’s plush stores.


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