Oman’s capital is teeming with history and a sense of ancient wonder as you stroll through its bustling souks and historic buildings. Muscat’s calming waterfront area contrasts the buzz of Oman’s city life, while outdoor adventures await in the nearby desert and mountain ranges of the Omani wilderness.
Things to do in Muscat
Muscat’s corniche is the perfect place for an evening stroll, with plenty of restaurants and cafes to tempt your palate along the seafront. Venture into the city centre and see many of the capital’s finest attractions, including the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, or get lost in the winding avenues of the Mutrah Souk and stumble upon unique artefacts, antiques and local handicrafts.
Explore the Sultan’s Armed Forces Museum, housed in a mid-19th-century building, where you’ll find exhibits and artefacts on historic weaponry. Outside of Muscat, there are many exciting pursuits for active travellers, including rock climbing and hiking in the Hajjar Mountains and scuba diving at Bandar Jissah.
Getting around Muscat
The most efficient way to get around Muscat is by rental car or taxi. Muscat International Airport is around a 20-minute drive from the city centre and is the main international airport in Oman.