The city of Muscat, the Omani capital, is a beautiful and unique city overlooking the Arabian Sea. It is the city of history and present with its seaside borders, the political, economic and administrative heart of the Sultanate of Oman. It has a commercially and geographically important location, consisting of six states and is the most densely populated city in the Sultanate of Oman. The city is characterized by cleanliness and fascinating beauty and has its doors open to all tourists and visitors through the Muscat Gate and it is distinctive by its white buildings with a unique architectural character. Because it is one of the important historical cities, it has many landmarks and areas that attract tourists.
The town of Sifa is one of the most important tourist attractions in the city, containing the fortress of Sifa, which was built in the past to protect the city from military attacks and colonial ambitions. There are three walls in Muscat also built for the same reason, and in addition to Sifa, there are many beautiful villages that follow Muscat, including Al-Khiran and Jassah.
If you love fishing, then Muscat is your suitable destination, where fishing is one of the closest crafts to the hearts of the population. They practice it as a hobby and a craft as well. Near the fishermen’s boats, you can enjoy the picturesque beaches with its beautiful bluishness and fantastic landscapes at sunset, while the waves are hitting the great rocks. Al-Khairan Beach has great views and sea bushes, where you can enjoy tranquility with families who head to the place for relaxing, camping and having fun. The beautiful beaches of Muscat attract tourists from all over the world.
For recreation, you can also go to Bandar Al Rawdah Marine Club to learn diving and rent boats to sail, or the Amman Diving Club, where you can take diving lessons there or you can go to the boat club.
Muscat is known for its unique heritage houses such as the island of Mr. Nader and Mr. Abbas bin Faisal, and many historical monuments, such as the Muscat Clock Tower and Al-Jalali Castle that overlooks the Sea of Oman, and is one of the most beautiful and famous castles in the Sultanate of Oman. In addition, when you visit the port of Muscat, you will see the castle of Merrani Which is built over high rocks in the port. There are also many archaeological sites in the city of Bawshar that follows Muscat, such as the Grand House, Al Fath Castle and many towers.
In Muscat, there are many museums and centers that contain archaeological pieces and artifacts, such as the Omani Museum, the Omani French Museum, the Museum of Currency, the House of Zubayr, the Armed Forces Museum, the Children’s Museum, the Capital Center for Yachts, the Marine Science and Fishing Center, the Public Art Library and the Planetarium that is one of the most important entertaining and educational places in the Sultanate of Oman, where you can watch the sky closely by the telescope and enjoy entertaining and scientific activities.
Muscat International Airport receives hundreds of international and domestic flights. It is the main airport in the Sultanate of Oman and the largest in terms of area, size and capacity. The Omani capital contains many luxurious and affordable hotels that provide excellent services that allow tourists and visitors to enjoy their stay in the city.