The capital of Oman, Muscat lies along the coast and is a charming city with a rich heritage. If you are planning a three-day holiday here, this guide will help you prepare an itinerary.
A Central Base
Make sure you find centrally located accommodation which also has dining options and features leisure facilities and free Wi-Fi. Properties such as Al Falaj Hotel, Muscat are ideal and offer convenient access to some of the main areas you should visit on your tour, namely Ruwi, Mutrah, Al-Bustan and Qurum.
Day 01: Ruwi & Mutrah
Explore Ruwi and visit one of the most stunning attractions in Oman, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, wander along streets with diverse shops and eat at Indian restaurants. Amongst the best things to do in Muscat, you can also shop at the famed Mutrah Souq and stroll along the Mutrah Corniche by the waterfront.
Day 02: Al-Bustan
On day two, head to Al-Bustan known as Old Muscat. On your adventures, you can take in the magnificent sights of the 16th century Al Mirani Fort and Al Alam Palace; also visit the Muscat Gate Museum and the National Museum. In the evening, gain a unique perspective of the area on a magical sunset cruise.
Day 03: Qurum
Popular with expats, Qurum has much to offer. You can head to the pristine sands of Qurum Beach, perfect for fun family time, picnics by the shore and water sports. You can also visit the Royal Opera House and unwind at the picturesque Qurum Natural Park which has a small amusement park too.