Places To Visit In Oman
Muscat is the capital city of Oman and located on the Arabian Sea with a landscape dominated by the western Al Hajar Mountains. Muscat is made up of low level buildings with lots of history and ancient culture which blend in with the more modern buildings. Modern shops and markets are also a key feature within this changing city.
Built for Sultan Qaboos the Grand Mosque took just over six years to complete. This magnificent building is well worth a visit. The immense prayer room has a central dome which reaches fifty metres above the floor which is covered with a single carpet hand woven with 28 different colours and weighs 21 tons
Royal Opera House Muscat
Sultan Qaboos originally wanted a house of musical arts and the royal opera house is just that. It contains not just the Concert Theatre and Auditorium but also has an art centre for operatic, theatrical and musical productions as well as landscaped gardens, a cultural retail market and restaurants.
Souqs (Traditional Markets)
Each region in Oman has its own traditional souqs that are passed down from generation to generation. Sinaw has a market on a Thursday that incorporates the selling of livestock from the Bedouin communities that are nearby. Mutrah Souq is one of the oldest and has been going for over 200yrs with so much to offer. Here the souq stretches from the gate by the sea winding through the streets to the old city gate. Let your senses guide you as you take in the surroundings and smells of incense, perfumes and spices