Our Muscat City Tour will take you first to the Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world (friday closed). Here you can admire the second largest handmade carpet in the world and the famous chandelier in the main prayer hall. Leaving the mosque, we will then drive by the Opera House (small tour available 8:30 10:30, except friday), the beautiful beach road of Shatti Qurum, and the Fish Market. From here we will walk along the corniche to the famous Mutrah Souq, a colourful market with many small alleyways and passages in which you will find an assortment of souvenirs, antiques and delightful treasures.
Our next stop is the magnificent Al Alam Palace in old Muscat which is the official Palace of his Majesty Royal Highness Sultan Qaboos. It is flanked by the 16th century portuguese forts Mirani & Jalali. Then we visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum, a nice small private omani heritage museum near the palace, in which you can see typical Omani dresses, weapons and jewelry among many other items. From there we will drive the coastal road south, past the main private marina to the Al Bustan Palace Hotel for a peak into their gigantic famous lobby. The Tour ends here and you can ask to be dropped anywhere in Muscat.