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05 Best Things To Do in Muscat Oman - For a quick tour

Muscat in Oman is popular for its local attractions and various things to do for the travellers. From dazzling landscapes to breathtaking desert this place has it all.

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Bargaining at the local markets

Visit the Muttrah Souk if you want a unique and fun experience along with some great items. This market is a huge maze that is home to souvenir kiosks, goods sellers and jewellery stalls. You will be able to find gorgeous soft pashmina shawls that are made out of wool along with exquisitely created gold jewellery and leather items too. But, to get the best prices along with the best goods you need to know how to bargain. Remember to always start quoting a lower price than what the seller is asking for and you will be able to meet him in the middle. If you walk over to the stalls just after sunset you will be able to take a look at how the locals display their excellent bargaining skills.

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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is one of the most iconic monuments in the city. This mosque is an amazing structure that is home to 4 minarets, a 50 m tall golden dome and a pure white marble floor that is unmatched. The Prayer Hall dedicated to men in this mosque has clearly been designed with the utmost luxury in mind. You can find Persian carpets and glittering chandeliers that are easily the size of a small car. If you are planning on visiting this mosque make sure you wear decent clothes that cover most parts of your body and also wear a head covering shawl.

3

Bait Al Zubair Museum

If you want to know about the history of Oman then this museum is a must-visit. Chronicling the past of this city like no other you will find displays that tell you many stories. Keep an eye out for the many jewel and diamond and crusted daggers and various weapons. Shiny blades and long swords embossed with gems will leave you breathless. This museum is a highlight in Muscat sightseeing as it is located close to the many accommodations available for instance, Al Falaj Hotel.

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Enjoy the local cuisine

Muscat is a popular city mainly because of its delicious seafood dishes. Apart from the usual flatbread and hummus along with grilled meat, you must definitely try the seafood restaurants on your journey in the city. One of the most popular dishes people love to order here is the kingfish curry. This curry has chunky cubes of fish that is cooked to perfection in a thick gravy that is made of spices and coconut cream. This dish will be easily found in the restaurants that are located along the waters. Apart from the kingfish curry, you should also try the tiger prawns, the lobster, and tuna.

5

Dolphin watching

This is an activity that people of all ages will definitely love and therefore, is a must-do when you are here. Get yourself on a boat and tour the Gulf of Oman while you keep an eye out for the dolphins. These dolphins love to put up quite the show while they hunt for fish. From turning and twisting to dropping a few summersaults, you will be provided with immense entertainment.

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