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An excursion to the most characteristic and traditional corners of Muscat, from souks to museums, discovering the real heart of the city.

What we will see
  • The Grand Mosque
  • The Muttrah souk
  • The Bait al-Zubair museum
  • Al-Alam Palace
  • Exterior of the Al-Jalali Fort

What we will do
  • We leave the port of Mina Qaboos and head for the Grand Mosque.
  • We then head for the coast to visit the Muttrah souk, the old market, an fascinating blend of history and modernity under a magnificent 18th century merchants' lodge. Here we have an opportunity to do some shopping.
  • Our next destination is the Bait al-Zubair museum, originally built as a residence in 1914 and converted into a museum of Omani cultural heritage in 1998.
  • We leave the museum and head for the Al-Alam Palace which we view from outside. From here we can also admire the Al-Mirani Fort, completed in 1587, as well as the Al-Jalali Fort. The latter, which has been completely restored and is also home to a museum of Omani cultural heritage, is reserved to visiting heads of state and members of royal families, and it is not open to the general public.
When would you like to leave?
Adult € 56.00
Child (3-13 old) € 39.20
Length 4 hours approximately
Level Easy Easy
Type Cultural Cultural
Good for shopping Good for shopping
Disable Friendly Disable Friendly
What you need to know
  • The itinerary may be subject to change.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Dress code that is appropriate for the places of worship to be visited is recommended.
  • To enter the mosque, it is mandatory for both men and women to cover their shoulders and legs (down to the knees) and to remove shoes.
  • Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the mosque.
  • Dollars are accepted in the souk.
  • Fridays and National Holidays the Grand Mosque will remain closed and the visit will be external.