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  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a included stop on all Muscat tours.
  • Gate to the old town of Muscat is a great photo opportunity while on your Oman vacation.
  • Sultan Qaboos Grand mosque
  • Beautiful decoration in the grand mosque
  • Camel surfing

Lying on the Arabian Sea, along the Gulf of Oman is Muscat, a progressive and forward thinking city that serves as the capital of Oman. Representing a crossroads of cultures and an interesting blend of old and new, Muscat is a must-see destination on an Oman vacation.

It is not surprising that the name Muscat translates to “anchorage” as the sea has always played a major role in the city’s history. A trading post since as early as the first century AD, Muscat helped to connect the east to the west. The city gained momentum during the 16th century attracting Portuguese explorers who ruled until 1650. Muscat became the capital in 1793 and Oman remained relatively isolated from the rest of the world until the 1970s when it began to open its doors to trade and tourism.

Muscat has witnessed a great deal of growth and has expanded in recent decades. Ancient cultural heritage and architecture coexist with modern buildings. While visiting Oman, it is interesting that buildings in the city never rise more than ten stories to ensure that the natural beauty of Muscat’s mountainous backdrop is never covered by man-made structures. Tourists are welcome in this incredibly clean and progressive Arab city and are encouraged to discover a wide variety of nature, museums and old markets while still enjoying modern architecture and amenities.

 


 

Oman Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to an Oman vacatuion.

Learn about the history and culture of Oman, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Oman's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Oman for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Oman tours today!

 

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  • Essence of Arabia

    Experience the delights of this Arabian country on the Arabian Gulf which in many respects has not changed over time with its outstanding forts and charming villages. Enjoy time in the interesting capital Muscat.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,164
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours
    Oman See Trip Details
  • Muscat Stopover

    With its traditional Arab architecture and wide sandy beaches, Muscat is one of the most attractive cities in the Gulf and makes a great extension to either nearby Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 384
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Oman See Trip Details
  • The Chedi Muscat: Stay of Distinction

    Situated on the stunning Boushar Beachfront, The Chedi Muscat exudes simple elegance, stylish furnishings and subtle bursts of vibrant hues, characteristic of traditional Omani architecture.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 528
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Romance & Honeymoon, Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    Oman See Trip Details
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