Built in the year 1972, The Al Alam royal palace is the office of his majesty Sultan Qaboos. Offering spectacular views of the two Portuguese built forts belonging to the 17th century and the Muscat harbour, the palace is a great work of art located in the heart of Old Muscat , the capital city of sultanate of Oman. Sulatne Qaboos is a popular ruler although there have been recent concerns over the country’s rising unemployment and Corruption.
Full of wide open spaces and beautiful courtyards visitors are not allowed inside, although its’ famed to be luxuriously decorated inside. The area is quiet and is quite deserted, except for an occasional on looker, a few workers and the palace gardeners. True to the visually impressive outlook of the rest of Oman and the six royal residencies scattered around Muscat, Salalah and Sohar, the Al Alam Palace does not fail to impress.
The palace is famed as a significant example of contemporary Islamic architecture and design. It’s made up of two long wings and a cube like central building and an overhanging roof supported by enormous blue and gold columns. A fine set of original city walls and watch towers are visible as you approach the palace.
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