CRUISE TO MUSCAT AND TRY YOUR HAND AT BARGAINING FOR EXOTIC SPICES AND HANDCRAFTS IN THE CITY'S OLDEST MARKET.
An important trading port between East and West since the first century, Muscat's influence once extended as far as East Africa and Zanzibar. While much of the city’s construction is new, it all displays traditional Arabic stylistic elements, creating a handsome and cohesive whole that incorporates a rich history. Two seemingly invincible mountainside forts from the 1500s flank the palace of the sultan, though today they are both museums. A major highlight is the Muttrah Souq, Muscat's oldest market. Colourful and bustling, it is a fascinating place to browse as well as barter for exotic spices, traditional handicrafts, or gold and frankincense.
Oman Dive Center
Oman Dive Center
Located in a sheltered bay on the brink of the beach, this world-class dive center offers instruction for all levels.
Specializing in antique silver jewelry, this is one of the most interesting souqs in the Arab Gulf States. Be sure to take a side trip to the nearby spice souq as well.
Drive past Oman's exclusive residential area Shati Al Qurum for a visit to the Grand Mosque. Visit the colourful Muttrah Souq and Bait Al Zubair, a private museum. Take the coastal road through the charming fishing village of Sidab to the old city of Muscat where one can admire the splendor of Al Alam Palace.About Shore Excursions +Book Now +
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