1001 Faces of Muscat

Muscat

Muscat is the world’s smallest capital. Built in the middle of a plain, it is an oasis in the desert which stretches from the foot of the mountains and which overlooks the Gulf of Oman.

 

 Grand Mosque

Visit the Grand Mosque of Muscat (open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., closed on Fridays).

For the mosque visit, women should wear a scarf and dress with the ankles and wrists covered, and men should wear trousers covering the knees. This will be the only clothing restriction of the excursion and will allow you to dive into Omani culture.

 

Royal Opera & Qurum

See the Royal Opera, opened in 2006, then discover the embassy quarter and the residential quarter of Qurum.

Free lunch (not included).

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Grand Mosque

Bait Al Zubair Museum
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Bait Al Zubair Museum

 

 

 

Visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum. This private museum houses the largest collection dedicated to Omani traditions and crafts.

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Sultan’s Palace

Sultan’s Palace

Stop for a photo in front of the Sultan’s Palace, which is considered by the Omanis to be a symbol of the country’s rebirth. The palace is flanked by the Portuguese forts Jalali and Mirani, dating from the 16th Century.

Souk
Spend some free time in the souk, walking amongst its alleyways scented with incense, where you will find an abundance of jewels, antiques, handicrafts, carpets, ornaments, spices, and many other wonderful treasures…
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Souk

Return to your hotel or to the airport.

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

For the detailed itinerary in PDF format, click here.

 

PRICE

OPTIONS

Entrance to National Museum of Oman
5 OMR or 13 $ per person

Dolphin-Watching Cruise (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
20 OMR or 53 $ per person

SELF-DRIVE VERSION

120 OMR or 315 $ for 1 to 4 people

This price includes
Sedan (type Toyota Yaris, automatic)

This price does not include
Lunch, entrance to Bait Al Zubair Museum, personal expenses

 

VERSION WITH ENGLISH-SPEAKING DRIVER-GUIDE

110 OMR or 290 $ for 1 person
125 OMR or 330 $ for 2 people
140 OMR or 370 $ for 3 people
155 OMR or 405 $ for 4 people

This price includes
4×4 vehicle with English-speaking driver-guide, driver-guide meal, petrol, parking fees, unlimited water on board the vehicle all day, entrance to Bait Al Zubair Museum, transfer from the airport to Muscat or vice-versa (if necessary)

This price does not include
Lunch, tips (recommendation 5 $ per person), personal expenses