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Start your experience in the late afternoon with a hotel pickup from your centrally located Muscat hotel. Meet your friendly driver-guide and set off in your comfortable, air-conditioned car.
Stop for photos outside the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Admire this imposing landmark, considered one of the finest examples of modern Islamic architecture.
As twilight descends, pass the opulent Royal Opera House and drive along the Corniche. This beautiful road skirts Muttrah waterfront and serves up sunset views over the dusky mountains, elegant houses and shimmering harbor waters. Continue to charming old Muscat, where traditional Arabesque buildings are tucked into a mountain-backed bay. See Al Alam Palace, the ceremonial palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, whose flamboyant columns simply have to be caught on camera! Listen as your guide tells you more about the palace and the two 16th-century Portuguese forts of Jalali and Murani that flank either side of the monument.
Later, stroll through Muttrah Souq. Browse the stalls of this vibrant market and ponder over the Omani silver, gold, pottery, textiles and other handicrafts on offer. Haggle hard and you might catch a few bargains!
Last but not least, head to an inviting local restaurant for a delicious dinner of typical Omani dishes and international favorites. Relax over your meal before your tour finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.