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  • 1. Al Bustan Beach

    Beach

    Tucked behind the small village of Al Bustan, this beach shares the same stretch of sand as the opulent Ritz-Carlton Al Bustan Palace Hotel...Read More

  • 2. Bait al Safah

    Town/Village

    Nestled in the mountain village of Al Hamra, about 30 minutes from Nizwa, you will find a fantastic living museum built in a 400-year-old restored...Read More

  • 3. Bait Al Zubair

    Museum/Gallery

    One of the best museums in Oman, Bait al Zubair was formerly the home of the Zubair family, as the name would suggest. It houses a fascinating...Read More

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  • 4. Capital Area Yacht Club Beach

    Beach

    For a small price you are granted access to the quiet, clean beach at the Capital Yacht Club in Sidab, about 25 minutes from most hotels in...Read More

  • 5. Jibreen (Jabrin) Castle

    Castle/Palace

    Built on a flat plain 30 minutes from Nizwa, the 300-year-old castle has 55 rooms spread over five floors. It's considered the most beautiful...Read More

  • 6. Misfat Al Abriyeen

    Farm/Ranch

    Just under an hour from Nizwa, the ancient—but still inhabited—mountain village of Misfat al Abriyeen is an amazing place for a short hike....Read More

  • 7. Mutrah Corniche

    Mutrah | Historic District/Site

    One of the few places to walk in Muscat, the beautiful corniche runs along the sea from the top of the hill overlooking old Muscat, across from...Read More

  • 8. Sur Corniche

    Beach

    The Sur corniche is a 4-km (2½-mile) oceanfront walkway around the oldest part of the city. Along the main stretch that runs along the sea,...Read More

  • 9. Wahiba Sands Desert

    Historic District/Site

    About 3½ hours from Muscat, the Wahiba Sands is a gorgeous sea of sand dunes whose only inhabitants are Bedouin tribes, who still maintain a...Read More

  • 10. Al Qurum Natural Park

    Qurm | Garden

    The largest park in Oman, Qurum Natural Park is a lush, green oasis that provides a cool refuge even from the summer heat thanks to its tall...Read More

  • 11. Atheiba Beach

    Beach

    This large public beach is a great place to take a jog, have a picnic or swim and is popular with families during the day. There are Jet Ski...Read More

  • 12. Bahla City Walls

    Ruins

    Just over a half hour from Nizwa, the ancient city of Bahla has several interesting historic sites to see and folklore to explore, beginning...Read More

  • 13. Bahla Fort

    Ruins

    The town of Bahla, 35 minutes from Nizwa, is brimming with historic and cultural sights, but it is most famous for its fort, one of the oldest...Read More

  • 14. Bait Al Baranda

    Mutrah | Museum/Gallery

    This small history museum in the historic Mutrah neighborhood displays a few peices of contemporary art on the first floor, while upstairs are...Read More

  • 15. Barka Halwa Factory

    Factory

    Oman is famous for its Halwa, a confection made from sugar, butter, saffron, and cornstarch. The Oman Halwa Factory in the town of Barka, about...Read More

  • 16. Bilad Fort

    Notable Building

    One of Oman's many restored forts, this 200-year-old fortress is not as impressive some of the others, including the mammoth Nizwa fort. This...Read More

  • 17. Bimmah Sinkhole

    Nature Sight

    An hour north of Sur, the aptly named Hawiyat Najm Park (Falling Star Park) is home to a 40 meter-wide sinkhole that, as legend has it, was...Read More

  • 18. Dhow Building Yard

    Other Attraction

    As the last remaining dhow -building factory in a city famous for its carved wooden trading vessels, this workshop is well worth a visit. Nowdays...Read More

  • 19. Muscat Gate Museum

    Bridge/Tunnel

    On the coastal road between the old Mutrah neighborhood and the old city of Muscat, there is a large archway that houses the Muscat Gate. The...Read More

  • 20. Natural History Museum

    Al Khuwair | Museum/Gallery

    One of the most popular of Muscat's museums, the Natural History Museum is divided into four sections. Diverse Physical Features is a collection...Read More

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