Home to the most modern grand mosques in the world, Muscat has become Oman’s trademark city, owing as much to its storied past as it does to its forward-looking present.
Recent development has yielded a dynamic city loaded with vibrant park spaces, world-class museums, traditional Arab markets, and a cuisine sought after by foodies the world over. This is a place of surprises, mystique, and discovery which will delight visitors no matter what sort of diversions they may seek.
The largest city in Oman boasts about 1.75 million people who call the capital home. Muscat is a coastal city, with a huge enough influence from the Gulf of Oman that entire exhibition spaces are devoted to it. Several alluring neighborhoods and destinations beckon such as shopping at the curious Mutrah Souq market, the tourist favorite Al Qurum, the ancient seaport area of Muttrah and its vibrant Corniche or perhaps indulge in a little luxury shopping at the Opera Galleria.