Muscat, the capital of Oman, is a beautiful city showered in historical and cultural gleam, offering a unique blend of traditional and modern influences. The city is a hub for history enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies, and even calm and quiet beings, making it the ideal vacation getaway for anyone.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Located only 23 minutes away from Avani Hotels & Resorts, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is one of the top tourist attractions in the city, which is easily reachable from most hotels in Muscat. This stunning mosque is the largest in Oman and features an impressive mix of traditional Islamic architecture and modern design. Visitors can take a tour of the mosque and learn about its history and significance.
Another must-see attraction in Muscat is the Muttrah Souk, a traditional market filled with local handicrafts, spices, and textiles. It’s a great place to shop for souvenirs and get a sense of the local culture. Visitors can also take a traditional dhow boat tour along the Corniche to see the city from the water.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Muscat has plenty to offer. The city is surrounded by rugged mountains and a scenic coastline, making it a great destination for hiking, rock climbing, and beach activities. Visitors can also take a day trip to the nearby Wadi Shab, a beautiful mountain valley known for its crystal-clear pools and waterfalls.
When it comes to food, Muscat offers a wide variety of options, from traditional Omani cuisine to international fare. Visitors can try local specialities such as machboos (a spiced rice dish), shuwa (a slow-cooked, marinated meat dish), and harees (a porridge-like dish made from wheat and meat).