Featuring a stunning mix of historical antiquity and a host of modern skyscrapers, the thriving port city of Muscat is an intriguing place to discover.
The Royal Opera House
Considered to be one of the most prized architectural jewels in Oman, the Royal Opera House is located on Al Kharijiyah Street. A leading arts and cultural organization, the opera house is a beautiful landmark in Oman to tour or even to watch a show if one feels the inclination.
The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a stunning modern Islamic architectural masterpiece, which holds the world’s second largest Persian carpet. The carpet took around 4 years to be handwoven by artisans and is one of the star attractions in the mosque.
The National Museum
The National Museum located in the very heart of old Muscat is the most recent addition to the cultural experiences offered by Oman. The museum showcases a contemporary style of architecture with an emphasis on space and light and can be accessed by many a hotel in Muscat including the likes of Al Falaj Hotel, Muscat.
The Al Alam Palace
Professing a rich and varied history of over 200 years, the Al Alam Palace is one of the most beautiful attractions in Muscat. One of the residential palaces of the current Sultan Qaboos, it’s a great place to visit to take in the architecture. Many tourists visit the spot to pose for photos with the stunning blue and gold façade of the palace in the background.
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