One Day in Muscat, Oman? Check Out These Must-Visit Places

12 Aug 16 - 05:06

It was towards the end of 2015 when I toured Muscat, the capital city of Oman. Muscat is such a magnificent city where one day isn’t enough to explore everything it has to offer. I just had a day in Muscat so I maximized my time here and did see all the noteworthy places. If you are in muscat but running out of time, this post may help you to keep finding your way and explore some sights to explore within one day.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque:

Our 1st stop in the daybreak was at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. It is the most important mosque of Oman placed in the western province of Muscat. It introduced to the public in 2001 and is a beautiful piece of art. A total of twenty thousand devotees can attend the mosque at a time. The mosque is free for tourists but you need to esteem the guidelines. One major principle is to attire conservatively and cover your skin. I had purchased a thaub from my country that fitted me wonderfully.

Grand Mosque

The inner part of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a magnificent piece of artistry. Both the primary chandeliers & the carpet are the 2nd biggest in the globe. Travelers are guided via the mosque one way, so ensure you accomplish all your photography directly as you’ll not be coming the same way back. Following the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, I went with my family to the other part of the Muscat where the old town is placed.

The Forts of Al Marini, Mutrah and Al Jaili:

While we discovered the old town of Muscat known as Mutrah we had a quick glance at the 3 most important citadels of Muscat. The major forts are the Fort AI Jalali, Al Mirani Fort and Mutrah Fort. These citadels were constructed in the late sixteenth century by the Portuguese to protect the Old Muscat port. These days they tend to be closed most of the time for travelers but they’re historic structures in the sight of Old Muscat.

The Forts of Al Marini

Old Muscat & its Sights:

There’re a few other interesting places in Old Muscat that are worth seeing. Stop by the Al Alam Royal Palace which is employed for ceremonial purposes only. Tourists aren’t permitted inside but it is a lovely construction with blue & golden facade. However, the surrounding well worth a short walk. Not far away are the Clock Tower and Muscat Gate.

We get back to our hotel in the afternoon. It was a short yet delightful trip I must say. I suggest you look for Oman trip packages that include all these beautiful places to explore.


Old Muscat

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