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  • 1. Bait al Safah


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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