Leave the hotel and explore the bustling city of Muscat or try a new water sport at the beach.
Stroll around the port
Despite being the capital’s main port area, Muttrah Corniche has a traditional feel - the daily catch is brought ashore to the fish market here. Perfect for an evening stroll, the latticed buildings and mosques along the Corniche look spectacular at sunset when the light casts shadows across the surrounding mountains. While this area is being developed with new hotels, the city is determined to retain its old world charm.
An artistic masterpiece
No visit to Muscat would be complete without a trip to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The world’s second largest chandelier (14 metres tall) is suspended above the world’s second largest hand-woven carpet (70 x 60 metres) in the prayer hall of this dazzling Indian sandstone building that can accommodate up to 20,000 worshippers.
Try a cultural high at Muscat Royal Opera House - world class ballet, opera and orchestral performances are waiting to be enjoyed. There’s a superb Galleria of 50 shops offering a mix of art outlets, gems, fashion and perfumes as well as “open house” days with musical performances, tours, and various events for the entire family.