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Majestic Muscat tour

Availability: Saturday-Thursday
Duration: 4 hours
Language: English
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  • Discover the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a breathtaking example of modern Islamic architecture, see Mutrah and Muscat Old Town
  • Learn about Omani history in the Bait al Zubair Museum
  • See the Sultan’s Al Alam Palace and the historic Jalali and Mirani forts
What to expect

This half-day tour starts in the morning with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The main chandelier of the architectural masterpiece is made of pure Swarovski crystal and the carpet adorning the large prayer hall was woven by experts, made out of pure Persian silk. The Mosque exterior is constructed with quality Rajasthani Sandstone and the main halls as well as the smaller prayer rooms are adorned with the finest Italian Marble. The Mosque is surrounded by 5 minarets’, each of which symbolizes the holy five vows taken by every devout Muslim to reinforce his faith in the Almighty.

From the Mosque you will head to Muttrah to see the fishermen in action at the fish market followed by a walk around the traditional Souq. We then take you down the coast to old Muscat where you can spend some time learning about Omani history in the Bait al Zubair museum with its display of archaeological finding and Oman national dress and jewelery. From there to the Sultan’s Al Alam Palace and the historic Jalali and Mirani forts which still guard the natural harbour.

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What's included
  • English speaking guide
  • Pick-up/drop-off
What's not included
  • Meals
Reduced price
  • Children (2-12): reduced
  • Infants (0-2): free
Where
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You will be picked up direct from your hotel in Muscat, please provide hotel address information when you make the booking.

What to remember
  • Dress code to enter the mosque: both men and women must be dressed conservatively covering arms, legs and hair(women only)
  • Non-Muslims are welcome to visit the mosque between 8am and 11am from Saturday to Thursday
  • The library in the mosque is open to visitors 9am-2pm and 4pm-9pm from Saturday to Wednesday
  • Minimum 2 people per booking
  • All visitors arriving to Oman are required to obtain an electronic visa prior to arrival as per the new immigration requirement
  • Your booking request will be confirmed within 48 hours
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When
  • Saturday-Thursday
  • Times are approximate
  • Morning tour:
    • Pick-up: 8.00am
    • Drop-off: 12.00pm
  • Afternoon tour:
    • Pick-up: 4.00pm
    • Drop-off: 7.00pm
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Provider
Desert Gate Tourism
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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