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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. 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

  • 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 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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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  • 10. 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

  • 11. 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

  • 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. Bidiyah Museum

    Historic Home

    The small Bidiyah museum is designed like a traditional Omani house and features a collection of old rifles, silver-handled khanjar daggers...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-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

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