One of the most memorable experiences filled with emotions people should explore are the historical and cultural landmarks and sights. Al Alam Palace is the main symbol of the city, known for its unique architectural landmark. It showcases a blend of ethnic and Indian traditions with grand décor. One of the most essential places of the city are the castles and fortresses like Al Jalali fort and Al Mirani fort. The ancient forts attract tourists from around the world to get a sneak peek inside. With so many historical places to visit, your Muscat cultural tour package will be interesting.
Home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes, untouched beaches, cultural monuments and shopping places, Muscat is definitely a one stop tourist destination. Biggest city in Oman, tourists will get to learn about a new culture. The best time to visit Muscat is mid-March to mid-April and from mid-October to early December. So, when making vacation plans, ensure a lot of these attractions are a part of the Muscat cultural tour packages.
Best Time To Visit Muscat: November- March
Major Airports in Muscat: Muscat International Airport
The historic fort, Mutrah Fort is found sitting on the hills offering a stunning view of the Mutrah harbor. It was once a upon time used as a defense against attacks by the enemies. Said to have been built in 1507 AD, the fort was over the years modified and upgraded with towers and stronger walls in the 1500s. The fort doesn’t have any rooms or place to sit as it was used for observation and defensive weapons.
Timings: 9–11am, 2–4pm
The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is nestled at the heart of the capital Muscat. Tourists from around the world are attracted to the radiant lighthouse that gives them an insight into the spirit of Islam. Scientific and intellectual source of knowledge across the Islamic world is highlighted at the mosque. The walls of the mosque and internal courtyard are inscribed with verses from the Kiran in Thuluth script. It is the one stop tourist attraction that should be on everyone’s Muscat tour package.
Timings: 8:30 am- 11 am
Ahmed bin Majid as- Sa'adi’ s collection of proses in Marine sciences are showcased at the Oman national museum. Given birth to in 2013, the national museum is said to be the Sultanate’s flagship cultural institutions and is home to nation’s heritage. The chance for cultural expression, creativity and traditional skills is something that tourists get a sneak peek into at the museum.
Timings: 10 am – 5 pm
Every place they say has a story to tell through its history and of course distinctive flavors. Speaking of flavors, Mutrah Souq is one such stunning market that has its own story to tell. The market is about 200 years old, which is safe to say, it is one of the oldest in Oman. Tourists visiting are often awestruck by its beauty, magic and allure. There is so much to explore in the market as it starts at a gate that faces the Sea of Oman and Mutrah Corniche and ends at the old quarters of the city.
Timings: 8 am – 10 pm
Nestled at Fort Al Falaj House in Ruwi Region, the museum is home to several weapons, clothing and a range of defense systems that portray the story of the Omani armed forces throughout history. Given birth to by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos in 1988, the sultan’s Armed forces museum showcases the history of Bait Al Falaj Fort, that was born in 1845, under the reign of Sayyid Said bin Sultan.
Timings: 8 am – 1 pm, Saturday: 8 am- 1 pm, 3 – 6 pm
How To Reach Muscat
By Air: The main airport is Muscat international airport, which is what people will enter when they land.
By Road: Bus is the main mode of transportation when it comes to traveling by road.
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