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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. 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. 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

    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

  • 6. 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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  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. 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

  • 12. 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

  • 13. Rose Water Distilleries

    Factory

    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

  • 14. Sur Souq

    Business District

    The Sur Souq stretches over several blocks, beginning with an outdoor vegetable market near the old spice shops, where spices are still roasted...Read More

  • 15. 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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