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  • 1. Jibreen (Jabrin) Castle


    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

  • 2. Misfat Al Abriyeen


    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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. Nizwa Livestock Market


    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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. Al Alam Royal 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

  • 8. Bahla City Walls


    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

  • 9. Bahla Fort


    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

  • 10. Fort Al-Jalali

    Historic District/Site

    Sitting on the eastern side of Muscat's old harbour, this fort dates from 1587. It was subsequently captured by Omani forces and gradually expanded...Read More

  • 11. 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

  • 12. Muscat Gate Museum


    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

  • 13. Mutrah Fish Market

    Mutrah | Market/Bazaar

    From dawn until around 9 am, the fish market echos with the sound of haggling and piles of fresh fish and shellfish being hauled in, cut, and...Read More

  • 14. Nakhal Fort

    Historic District/Site

    The closest of the northern fortresses to Muscat, about 100 km (60 miles) to the southwest, is the ancestral home of the Yaruba people, builders...Read More

  • 15. 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

  • 16. Rose Water Distilleries


    In the mountains of Jabal Akhdar, especially in the village of Saiq (just over an hour from Nizwa), more than 100 Omanis still use traditional...Read More

  • 17. Wadi Bani Khalid

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    A 35-minute drive from Bidiyah, Wadi Bani Khalid might be all the more lovely because of its position in the dry deserts of the Sharqiyah region...Read More

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