It's not often you come across a destination where Arabian charm melds flawlessly with contemporary medley and where old world glory seeps out of the modern air. You'll find it all at Muscat, the capital of Oman. Its unique architectural wonders are the true epitomes displaying how well the ebon shades of history coalesce with bright hues of present. While the denizens roaming all around bear witness to Muscat's multiculturalism, the land where Omanis, Sudanese and various other ethnicities celebrate life together.
With an array of attractions, thrilling gambols, shopping delights and culinary marvels, the capital is truly capable enough of quenching the wanderlust and feasting the senses at the same time. It exactly knows how to greet the global travellers and compensate for their money invested on holiday packages.
Muscat AttractionsMuscat is a treasure trove of fascinating forts, marvellous mosques, breathtaking beaches, mesmerizing museums and splendid souks. It goes the extra mile when it comes to amusing holiday makers with wonderful sightseeing experience. One of the world's largest mosque-Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is Muscat's real drawing card that sweeps the first time visitors off their feet. Then there is Sultan's Palace, Al-Jalali Fort, Mutrah Corniche, Ghala & Al-Ghubrah, Sohar, Sultan's Armed Forces Museum, Muscat Gate Museum and Oman Museum.
Muscat ActivitiesWith Muscat offering flurry of exciting gambols, getting bored is out of the question! Explorers can take delights at plethora of exhilarating activities like beholding the traditional Arab sailing boats dotting the sea or taking the air in magnificent Corniche. They can also book packages for touring Wadi Bani Khalid, Oman's most scenic wadis and enjoy the joyous dune drive. Gorging on Arabian food is undoubtedly the most foolproof approach for making the most of Omani holidays. Make way to Muscat's world-class hotel restaurants or Arabian cafes and savour the sapid delicacies or bask into the grandeur of mint tea.
Muscat Luxury HotelsMuscat spoils for choices when it comes to luxury hotels. The capital is laden with plethora of luxury properties where opulence takes on a new significance. Grand Hyatt is one of the most popular luxury hotels that cater to both business and leisure pursuits. It boasts 280 well-appointed rooms & suites intricately designed with captivating, Arabian style interiors. Alternatively, luxury seekers can opt for Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar, InterContinental Hotel or Ramada Qurum Beach.
Muscat ShoppingDelightful shopping is one of the best rewards for spending on tickets aboard Muscat flights. All thanks to nation's hoarded wealth of craft heritage and spectacular souks. Mutrah Souk is revered as one of the best souks in the Gulf region. It is a paradise of jewellery shops, traditional Omani handicrafts and Omani food stalls where bargaining is the name of the game. The modernised shopping centres boasting number of branded shops play a second fiddle to souks. Sabco Centre, Muscat City Centre and Qurum City Centre are some of the prominent ones that enjoy immense popularity among locals.