As one strolls down or cruises along Mutrah Corniche, the harbour offers a spectacular view, with small boats showcasing their lights against the night’s velvety darkness, a mysterious looking structure like a space ship, or better still by daytime, the flutter of many a bird that a bird watcher will enthusiastically identify. This amazing path of about 3 kilometres along the coast is an area in the Muscat Province of Oman with more places of interests situated along the way for the amusement of the tourists.
This must visit destination in Oman is well endowed with many fountains and thriving garden plots. In spite of having made way for the modern developments, the coastal stretch still retains the old world charm as if unwilling to let go of a colourful past. The fish market at the northern end of the Corniche is a bustle of activity and the Dhow harbour is the place where the dhows return from the sea with their bountiful harvest to be unloaded and given away to the expectant vendors and buyers. Next to the fish market one can find the fruit and vegetables market which is a great place for bargaining and making some excellent purchases. Most travellers would perhaps prefer getting a view of the Mutrah Souq as well, as this famous retail place is one that is said to be another must visit. This is a local market that sells ancient and historic articles and is ideal to make some unusual and exotic purchases and souvenirs while bargaining is also a possibility. If all this haggling is tiring you or rousing your hunger pangs, there are several eateries outside for you to grab a quick bite.
For simple sightseeing, there’s enough and more objects specially to catch the keen eyes of a camera. From the majestic old rocky fortress that is perched on a hill top to the vast mysterious object that turns out to be an incineration burner to the lovely flock of birds that fly just over your heads or better still stay lone and solitary upon a rock at the edge of the water, numerous vibrant visions are there for one to feast their eyes or to feed to their cameras.
There are plenty of Oman Hotels that one can find in the vicinity of this spectacular location or within close travelling distance. Al Falaj Hotel is a meeting point of business and pleasure, being located in the heart of the city and yet quite close to some nearby tourist attractions. With exotic cuisine, lavish indoor comforts and finely put together interiors and residential options, this is one Muscat Hotel that truly helps you live every moment of your dream vacation in utmost luxury and pleasure.