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Visit Muscat

Muscat is the capital of Oman, provides a pleasant mix of traditional and modern. The city has boomed dramatically since the accession of Sultan Qaboos in 1970, transforming from a modest cluster of small, self-contained towns and villages into the sprawling modern metropolis you see today.

Matrah Souq: This is a traditional Arabian souq- a warren of alleys with stalls where you are persuaded to buy traditional perfume, incense and incense burners for a couple of rials; trinkets, pashmina shawls, exotic looking dresses, and carved boxes. The souk offers an experience as well as a shopping trip; pause with a fresh fruit cocktail along one of the labyrinthine alleyways and savour Muscat’s past and present.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque: Oman's main mosque. Construction on the mosque began in 1995 and ended in 2001. The massive structure, constructed of Indian sandstone, holds 20,000 worshipers total, but only 6,500 in the main prayer hall. The prayer carpet in the main hall is the second largest handmade carpet in the world. It took four years to produce, is made of 1.7 million knots, and weighs some four tons.
Royal Opera House:  It is known for its architectural beauty.  The structure is simply amazing and watching a show here gives unique experience to the viewers.  Even when there is no performance going on then the magnificent structure is quite appealing and impressive.
Mutrah Corniche : The Corniche is one of the nicest, and most touristic parts of old Muttrah in Muscat. This is a pedestrian-friendly area with wide sidewalks, plenty of shady rest areas, lots of street art, and beautiful views of the market. On the opposite side of the street you will find the Souk and several mosques.