Sightseeing tour of Muscat
Muscat is the main city of the Sultanate of Oman, comfortably situated among the rocky mountains on the coast of the bay, which has the shape of a horseshoe. A picturesque place, partially retaining its medieval appearance: fortresses, ancient buildings, combined with residential quarters of modernity. The unique architecture of the city is worth seeing.
What will you see during the tour?
The excursion program originates from the cult object – the Great Mosque of Sultan Qaboos – the occupied area is more than 400 thousand square meters. m., the total throughout the territory can accommodate up to 20 thousand visitors. The interior is made of gray and white marble, flower patterns of ceramics on the arches and niches, gilded mosaic on the domes, chandeliers with Swarovski stones, a unique handmade Persian carpet and much more.
Later we will visit the only and very powerful Opera House Royal Opera House Muscat – this is the embodiment of the elements of Arabic style combined with the classical architecture of the Middle Ages in a modern version and the use of modern audio and multimedia systems. The thing is that at one time, when Sultan Kabus studied in England, he fell in love with the opera house very much. And in 2001, he ordered the construction of the first and only theater in Oman. In 2007, construction began. On October 12, 2011, the opening of this magnificent structure took place. By the way, Sultan Qaboos attended the opening, it was his only visit.
Then we will go to the Muttrah area, where we will visit the main and famous Sultan Qaboos square overlooking his residence Al Alan, the Matrah fort, the national museum and the main promenade of Muscat with a visit to the old market.
The tour includes a visit to the Sultan Qaboos mosque.
To visit the mosque must comply with the requirements for clothing.
Men are required to wear trousers, pants or jeans, but not shorts.
Women are required to have hijab-style clothes or trousers and a jacket covering their elbows, and also to have a head-dress in the form of a scarf. .
Requirements for shoes to visit the mosque – no.
If a woman doesn’t have such clothes, we will provide you with our female hijabs for the duration of the visit to the mosque.
We also warn that the tour does not include the cost of entrance tickets (Opera House and the National Museum), so the visit must be coordinated with the guide.