Muscat is truly a fascinating city. With a climate that is warm for almost the whole year, it is a popular tourist destination anytime of the year.
Each tourist destination in Muscat is far from each other as this city is really spread out. They are separated by magnificent mountains which give a unique feel to every place. No matter how far they are from each other, travel time is made shorter by high-speed highways and excellent roads.
It’s easy to find accommodation if you’re planning a trip to this beautiful city. You might as well treat yourself by staying in a luxury hotel Muscat and enjoy the best quality accommodation and service. To get started, here are the most popular places to visit in Muscat.
Muscat Royal Opera House
Marvel at the magnificence of this iconic structure. Inaugurated in 2011, lots of famous opera and ballets have been held in this wonderful place. If you’re planning to catch on a show, you can have a convenient online ticket reservation. Take note that a strict dress code is observed when attending a show. If you’re not much of an opera house goer, you can simply admire the scenery and take a stroll at the adjacent Opera Galleria arcade.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
One of the iconic Islamic buildings, this splendid Mosque marks the 30th year of reign by Sultan Qaboos. Guests are welcome to visit and are required to follow a dress code. Modest clothing is required and women should cover their hair. You can also hire an abaya and scarf from the mosque cafe if you don’t meet the dress requirements.
Bait Al Luban
This unique restaurant serves delectable and original Omani cuisine. Located in a khan that was built more than a hundred years ago, its design is surely a sight to behold. During Ramadan, this is the best place to go if you want to experience the joy of iftar. Also, their complementary water infused with frankincense is definitely a must-try.
Al Alam Palace
This majestic palace built with pillars of blue and gold is truly a sight to behold. It is mainly used for ceremonial activities since the Sultan prefers his seaside residence. It is closed to the public; however you can get close to the main gate and take some really stunning snapshots of the palace.
It is best to visit Muscat around late October to early April since when the temperature during the day is warm yet still pleasant. Experience the beauty of Omani culture by visiting this wonderful place.