Oman is a country of mystery and legend, where Sinbad the Sailor made many stops and sheikhs and sheikhas have ruled for centuries. From Muscat, the capital, you can take a desert safari one day and explore the bustling market the next. Check out Wotif’s Muscat hotels and get your adventure started!
Things to Do in Muscat
Oman is one of the oldest dynasties in the Middle East, and they’re not messing around when it comes to riches. Muscat has the finest private collection of Omani artefacts, all on display at Bait Al Zubair (House of Al Zubair). See khanjar daggers and battleaxes—and on the lighter side, ancient musical instruments and maps. Then head to the souq (market) and see if you can find any of these in person!
You don’t need Dubai packages to feel like a sultan (although the “City of Gold” is just an hour flight away). Muscat’s Royal Opera House is making a name for itself with world-famous performers and acclaimed, Arabesque architecture. Catch a show, then dine on paplo soup (seafood soup) and shuwa (lamb over rice) at the Opera Galleria. Now you’re living like royalty!
Getting To & Around Muscat
Flights to Muscat will land at the airport (MCT) 13 km west of the city centre and 40 km west of Mutrah, where many of the attractions are. Check with your Muscat accommodation to see if they provide shuttle service; if not, just head to the Taxi Counter. Drop your bags and get exploring. There are so many coordinated tours in Oman, you won’t know whether to go with a camel or a 4x4.
If you want neon lights and world records, Dubai hotels await. But if you want neighbourly locals, sophisticated nightlife and amazing snaps, you need hotels in Muscat. Why not have both? With Wotif’s incredible deals, you’ll have plenty of cash for feasting and bling!