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Muscat Half-Day City Tour with Audio Guiding

1. Muscat Half-Day City Tour with Audio Guiding

Discover the rich blend of ancient and modern architecture of Muscat on a half-day city tour. Learn how the city has undergone dramatic development in the past 3 decades, yet managed to preserve its age-old culture and heritage. Your driver will show you how to use the audio guide system to benefit the GPS enabled commentary that follows the tour. Start with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and then continue through the Ministries' area to see a number of modern buildings with a touch of ancient, Islamic architecture. Go to the fish market and explore the narrow alleyways of the Muttrah souk to soak up the scent of exotic spices, coffee beans and ancient remedies. Learn more about the history of Oman at the Bait Al Zubair Museum. Take a souvenir photo at the magnificent Al Alam Palace, flanked by the twin Portuguese forts of Mirani and Jalali. Itinerary: • 45 mins in Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque • 15 mins in the fish market • 30 mins in the Bait Al Zubair Museum  • 10 mins for a photo stop in Al Alam Palace • 10 mins for a photo stop in Mirani & Jalali • 30 mins in Muttrah Souq

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Muscat by Night with Local Dinner from Muscat

2. Muscat by Night with Local Dinner from Muscat

Being a rare blend of ancient and modern, Muscat is a beautiful city which lies in a maze of brown pleated Mountains. Lulled by the Arabian Sea, the city has undergone dramatic development in the past two or three decades. However, Muscat takes pride in the fact that it has preserved its lustrous culture and heritage. Your visit starts with a tour of the grand mosque, which is an architectural marvel and perhaps the new landmark of the city. The drive continues through the ministries' area, where you can see a number of modern buildings with touches of ancient, Islamic architecture. Then, visit the fish market and the folkloric Muttrah souk, with its narrow covered alleys where you can smell exotic aromas of mounds of spices, coffee beans, and ancient remedies, all enticing perfumes that fill the air. Next, engage in a visit to the Bait Al Zubair Museum, which has a fine exhibit of Omani history and culture, encompassing all of the areas traditional values. You will also have a photo-stop at the magnificent Al Alam Palace (the official residence of Sultan Qaboos) flanked by the twin Portuguese forts of Mirani & Jalali. Continue to Bait-Al-Baranda, a great museum in muscat, before finally stopping for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon , take your time to better explore this mystic city and its captivating civilization. Have a chance to explore other souks, and discover all the treasures and spices that you can find.

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From Muscat: Private Customized Tour with Car and Driver

3. From Muscat: Private Customized Tour with Car and Driver

The day begins with pickup from your hotel or selected location in a comfortable 6-seater SUV. Let your friendly driver know which sights and attractions you wish to visit, then sit back and relax as you soak up the city views towards your first destination. There’s plenty to see, do, and explore in the beautiful city of Muscat. Recommended highlights include the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Bait Al Zubair Cultural Center, Al Alam Palace, the Royal Opera House, and more. There’s also an array of museums, parks, souks, forts, lagoons, and beaches waiting to be discovered. You can visit as many destinations as possible within the time allotted. At the end of an unforgettable day, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation.

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Muscat: City Tour of Grand Mosque, Old Souqs, Museum, & Fort

4. Muscat: City Tour of Grand Mosque, Old Souqs, Museum, & Fort

After pickup from your hotel, start your half-day tour of Oman’s charming capital. Drive through the embassy quarter to the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Admire the architectural beauty of its sandstone domes, minarets, and courtyards, and visit the main prayer hall.   Continue the journey with a visit to Souq Muttrah, a traditional and old-fashioned Arab market place promoting Oman’s cultural heritage. Visit the waterside fish market and stroll along the corniche to see the elegant merchant houses. Then, head to the Main Souq, filled with perfume shops and clothes stalls — the perfect place to find souvenirs. Enjoy a photo-stop in front of the Twin Portuguese Forts, Al Jalali and Al-Mirani. Then visit the beautifully designed Al Alam Palace for a photo stop. This is the official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. Your final stop is at Bait Al Zubair Museum, to learn about Omani culture before you return to your hotel.

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Muscat: Full-Day City Tour with Sunset Cruise

5. Muscat: Full-Day City Tour with Sunset Cruise

Start the tour with pickup from your hotel and transfer to Shatti Al-Qurum (next to the Intercontinental Hotel) where the city tour departs. Venture through the beautiful city and discover a rare blend of ancient and modern architecture surrounded by mountains and the Arabian Sea.  First, drive through the ministries' area, where you can see a number of modern buildings with touches of ancient Islamic architecture. Make your first stop at the Grand Mosque - an architectural marvel and perhaps the new landmark of the city. Then, visit the fish market and the folkloric Muttrah Souk, with its narrow covered alleys. Smell the exotic aromas of spices, coffee beans, and ancient remedies. Next, visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum, which has a fine exhibit of Omani history and culture, encompassing all of the area's traditional values. Make a photo-stop at the magnificent Al Alam Palace (the official residence of Sultan Qaboos) flanked by the twin Portuguese forts of Mirani and Jalali. End the tour at the Mutrah Souq then proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. Later, get picked up from the restaurant and transfer to a breathtaking sunset cruise on a traditional dhow boat. During this short trip, enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the coast of Muscat all along the charming promenade. Have ample opportunities to photograph and film some of the city's finest landmarks, going past the port, Al Bustan Palace Hotel, and the Al Aalam Palace with its impressive twin Portuguese forts. After gaining a different perspective on this beautiful city through the waterways, get dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Bait Al Zubair Museum

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 229 reviews

Great tour that’s covers all the main sites of Muscat. Our guide Abdullah was always very helpful, polite, and friendly. Also super informative about Muscat and the Muslim religion, I feel we learned a lot. He bought lunch and souvenirs for us, which was such a lovely touch. Overall, great experience!

The tour was nicely organized. Abdul is an excellent guide, sharing interesting facts about the Islamic culture while visiting the Mosque and the other places. Recommended!

Great driver. Muscat is a very beautiful city. With children the individual tour was great. Driver responds to all requests. I can only recommend it.

The tour was very interesting. Everything was perfect. The guide was very friendly. Also the driver.

Great review of the city, interesting information and new things to see.