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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 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. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. 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

  • 12. Jami al-Hamoda Mosque

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    An hour south of Bidiyah, the quiet town of Bilad Bani Bu Ali is a tourist destination in its own right, drawing visitors for its watchtowers...Read More

  • 13. Jebel Shams

    Mountain

    About 90 minutes from Nizwá by four-wheel-drive vehicle, Jebel Shams rises 9,855 miles above sea level, making it the highest peak in the Al...Read More

  • 14. Portuguese Watchtower

    Mutrah | Notable Building

    Across the freeway from Al Riyam Park, home to the iconic incense burner monument, just between the historic neighborhood of Mutrah and old...Read More

  • 15. Qalhat

    Ruins

    As you approach Sur from Muscat on Rte. 17, you may notice small signs that read "The Ancient Village of Qalhat." Upon exiting the freeway,...Read More

  • 16. Qalhat Beach

    Beach

    Just off the 17 freeway at the exit for "Ancient Town of Qalhat," you'll find a strech of pristine, virtually empty beach with concrete shade...Read More

  • 17. Qurum Beach

    Shatti Qurm | Beach

    Located on the so-called "Love Street" this small beach remains relatively empty during the week but is bustling on the weekends and in the...Read More

  • 18. Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

    Beach

    Few people have the chance to see sea turtles belly-up to shore to lay their eggs and bury them in the sand, and even fewer have the opportunity...Read More

  • 19. Riyam Park and Monument

    Mutrah | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    On a hill overlooking the Mutrah corniche, Al Riyam park features lush gardens, a small children's amusement park (open every evening), a few...Read More

  • 20. Tanuf

    Ruins

    Tanuf, about 20 minutes outside of Nizwa, was a simple but functional village up until the 1950s when the ancient town was destroyed by British...Read More

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