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Excursion 'MYSTICAL MUSCAT AND RELAXING AT A RESORT'

Description

In search of Muscat’s mystical side, from the Grand Mosque to the historic centre, including museums and traditional architecture: an experience that concludes with plenty of relaxation in a resort.



What we will see
  • Grand Mosque 
  • Coast road, La Corniche 
  • Muttrah Souk 
  • Bait Al Zubair Museum 
  • Al-Alam Royal Palace (external) 
  • Resort


What we will do
  • On leaving the port of Mina Qaboos, we will head towards the Grand Mosque travelling along La Corniche, the city’s captivating coast road. We will eventually reach the souk (old market) in Muttrah, a fascinating blend of ancient and modern surrounded by beautiful merchants’ houses dating back to the 18th century. We will then enjoy some free time for shopping. 
  • Our next stop will be the Bait Al Zubair museum. Built in 1914 by the Al Zubair family as a private residence and converted into an exhibition centre in 1998, it boasts an interesting collection relating to the heritage of Oman. 
  • Our tour will then continue on to the historic centre of Muscat, where we will be able to admire the Al-Mirani Fort, finished in 1587, and the Al-Jalali Fort, completely restored and now home to a museum dedicated to the historic and cultural heritage of Oman, visited by heads of state and royalty. 
  • We will stop to admire the exterior of the Al-Alam Royal Palace, adorned with columns richly decorated with blue and gold arches, maiolica and carvings fit for a sultan. Also known as the Palace of the Flag, it is the ceremonial residence of Sultan Qaboos, in the heart of old Muscat. 
  • Our excursion will come to a lovely end with a stop at a resort, where we will be able to take advantage of an individual lounger and parasol for about two hours, finally allowing ourselves to completely relax.
When would you like to leave?
Adult € 90.00
Child (3-13 old) € 63.00
Length 8 1/2 hours approximately
Level Easy Easy
Type Sightseeing Sightseeing
Water Activity Water Activity
Cultural Cultural
Good for shopping Good for shopping
Meal not included Meal not included
 
What you need to know
  • Please note: The order of visits may vary. 
  • Dollars are accepted in the Souk. 
  • Guests must abide by appropriate dress, modest, no revealing or see-through cloth. 
  • Visitors should be dressed appropriately according to the culture of the country being visited, entry to the Mosque is not permitted if the dress code is not respected. Regulations forseens that ladies visiting the Mosque should have their heads covered by a scarf or a pashmina and to be wearing clothing with long sleeves covering until their wrists and a long dress until your ankles. Please avoid wearing shorts or sun dresses without sleeves and tight fitted clothing. Men entering the Mosque need to be wearing long trousers and shirts with short or long sleeves. Please avoid to wear shirts without sleeves or vest type tops. It is necessary to remove shoes to enter the Mosque. Guests must follow  this regulation in order to be able to enter the Mosque. Children under 12 years old are not allowed to enter in this Mosque. 
  • Do not forget your swimming costume, towel, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen. 
  • Meal is not included, but inside the Resort is possible to have lunch in a restaurant at your own expenses. Space is limited, so please reserve early. 
  • The beach is public, so no sun umbrellas nor sun beds available.