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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. Jabal Akhdar

    Viewpoint

    Jabal Akhdar, the Green Mountain, is part of the rocky Al Hajar mountain range, and despite its name, at first it appears to be as martian as...Read More

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. Mutrah Souq

    Mutrah | Market/Bazaar

    The main corridor of the Mutrah souq, the oldest marketplace in Muscat, is lined with shops selling mussars (the local turban wraps), pashmina...Read More

  • 6. Nizwa Livestock Market

    Market/Bazaar

    Every Friday the Nizwa souq becomes a hive of activity as the livestock market gets underway. Every type of livestock, from camels to cows to...Read More

  • 7. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Completed in 2001, Muscat's Grand Mosque took six years to build, not to mention 300,000 tons of Indian sandstone and an army of Persian weavers...Read More

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  • 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. Al Alam Royal Palace

    Castle/Palace

    The ceremonial palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos was built in 1972, just after his ascension to the throne in 1971. The iconic structure,...Read More

  • 10. Al Hoota Cave

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Near the town of Hamria, the Al Hoota Cave extends over about 5 km (3 miles) underground. Visitors can explore about a half-mile of the underground...Read More

  • 11. 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

  • 12. Amouage Factory and Visitor Center

    Al Mawaleh | Store/Mall

    Oman is rich with luxurious scents, from frankincense smoke to the woodsy aroma of bakhoor incense to spicy, exotic perfumes. In the early 1980s...Read More

  • 13. 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

  • 14. 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

  • 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. Birkat al Mouz Ruins

    Ruins

    At the base of Jabal Akhdar, about 25 minutes from Nizwa, the ghost town of Birkat Al Mouz (which literally translates as "banana pool") is...Read More

  • 19. 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

  • 20. Fort Al-Mirani

    Historic District/Site

    On the western side of Muscat's old harbor, this fort was built by the Portuguese in 1588 on the ruins of an older fort that stood at the same...Read More

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