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Muscat: Private City Highlights Tour with Transfer

1. Muscat: Private City Highlights Tour with Transfer

A sightseeing tour around Muscat, the capital of Oman, is a great chance to soak up the Arabic atmosphere and explore the city where the ancient architecture and monuments are combined with the modern life. The first sight on the tour is Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque which is truly a masterpiece of the world architecture. It took 6 years to erect it and in 2001 it was successfully opened. This mosque is a traditional light Islamic building made from sandstone and marble. It has got 5 minarets – one main and 4 side minarets which create a special distinctive look. The internal design is rich in mosaics, huge handmade Persian carpets and chandeliers decorated with crystals. Our next stop is the Royal Opera House – the pearl of the Oman musical and stage art. The third sight we can’t avoid seeing is Muttrah Souq – the market located right at the banks of the Gulf of Oman. That’s an ideal place if you want to have a look at the ordinary life of Oman. Just go along the rows, look for the items, bargain and have fun as here you can find everything starting from spices finishing traditional rugs, vases or just souvenirs. Having seen the market, we should also look at the Mutrah fort. The fort leads its history at 1580s when the Portuguese had built it. It served as a military defense from the rivals in the past, but today it’s open for tourists. Next thing in Muscat to see is a well-known Al Alam Palace — the residence of Sultan Qaboos. From both sides the forts surround the palace, so you’ll likely enjoy the magnificent scenery. Located in the center of the city, it always attracts a lot of visitors and, although, people are not allowed to go in, they can easily go around and take cool photos.

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What people are saying about Old Mutrah Fish Market

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Our Guide Adam was great. He answered all the questions and even didnt care, when our tour took a bit longer. Adam knows a lot, was very funny and supportive. We visited all the important spots in Mascat. It was a very helpful tour in order to better understand mascat, oman and even the whole islamic world. I can really recommend this tour and especially Adam as a tour guide.

The tour was very good and exciting. Our guide also took enough time to show and explain everything to us. There is a star deduction because the entrance fees to the opera and the museum also had to be paid, although the tour in and of itself was not cheap. This is not mentioned at all in the GetYourGuide description!

Well organized! Aziz knew a lot to tell, took us to beautiful, non-touristy places for pictures, took his time. In a word superb. A point. To get from the boat to pick-up points, you have to take a van, taxi is not allowed there. Because there is no WiFi / internet on board, we were late because we did not know this.

We could have booked the tour cheaper through the hotel. They also offer drivers with English and tour guide permits.