MUSCAT CITY TOUR

First stop on your Muscat City Tour is a visit to the Grand Mosque the largest mosque in Oman (max stay of 30 minutes).  From here you will pass by on a scenic tour taking in the Ministries, Embassies, Qurum Park Beach (max stay of 30 minutes) and on to the Muttrah Corniche, with a stop at the Fish Souk and Al Dhalam Souk, Oman’s largest indoor market.    At the souk, built in traditional style, you will find exquisite silver jewellery, frankincense, intricately hand-made Khanjars (daggers) and other handicrafts.   Your guide will also show you the local Omani sweet Halwa from one of the shops (max stay of 1 hour).  The tour continues East along the Corniche to Muttrah (Old Muscat) where you will visit the charming Bait al Zubair (optional – if tourists decides to come in-entrance fee not included), a private museum housing traditional Omani items reflecting the country’s rich heritage (max stay of 30 minutes). Nearby is His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’ Al Alam Royal Palace protected in the bay by the famous twin forts of Jalali and Mirani, rebuilt by the Portuguese around 1558 (max stay of 30 minutes). Last stop at Shangri-la Barr Al Jissah Resort where you will witness the deep blue- turquoise water, contrasting vividly with the majestic mountains that rise behind the Resort (max stay of 30 minutes). The tour ends then return to the hotel.

Trip Inclusions/limitations:

  • Private return transport (sedan) with driver cum guide, 4 hours
  • Soft drinks / water / chips
  • Entry fees not included, if any
  • Rate valid for 2 persons.  Omr 15 is charged for each additional person
  • Children under 5 years old free of charge. 5-10 years old half charge
  • Photography is allowed

Important Reminder:

  • Appropriate clothing has to be worn when visiting Mosques 
    • Gentlemen – long-sleeve shirt and long pants
    • Ladies – Same or long dress with long sleeves plus scarf to cover the head
  • Grand Mosque tours, Sat-Wed, 8–11am.  Children under 10 yrs old not permitted entry