Muscat

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Muscat is the capital of Oman and the country’s largest city, located on the northern coast on the Gulf of Oman.

The city is in fact three smaller towns which have grown together over time but each have their own characteristics:

1. Muscat – often referred to as the “walled city,” Muscat proper is the site of the royal palaces.

2. Matrah (Matruh) – originally a fishing village, and home to the maze-like Matrah Souq.

3. Ruwi – the commercial and diplomatic center.of the city.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Beach Hotel

The Beach is located on a quiet, palm-lined street, 300 metres from the Indian Ocean. Its tranquil courtyard with typical Omani façade and Bedouin tent features an outdoor swimming pool. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$65 - $234

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Sun City Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, Sun City Hotel offers accommodation in Muscat, 5 km from Old Watch Tower. Certain units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A TV is provided. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$47

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Oman Motorhomes

Featuring air conditioning, Oman Motorhomes is situated in Muscat, 1.6 km from Qurum Natural Park. Royal Opera House Muscat is 3.3 km away. The accommodation is fitted with a seating area. There is also a kitchenette, fitted with a microwave. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$364

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Majestic Hotel

The Majestic Hotel is located in Ruwi, just a short walk away from the Wadi Kabeer area. It has a 24-hour front desk service, a tour desk, and offers complimentary wired internet in public areas. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$39 - $49

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Mutrah Hotel

The first built hotel in Sultanate of Oman is strategically positioned near the Mutrah Corniche, Mutrah Souk (market), Mutrah Fort, and Sultan Qaboos Harbour. A 24-hour front desk is available to serve guests. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$38 - $182

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Al Qurum Resort

Al Qurum Resort

This boutique resort on Qurum beachfront offers air-conditioned rooms with a private balcony and views of Muscat or Arabian Gulf. The resort has its own Continental restaurant and a garden with a pool. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$104 - $286

$104-
Second Home Muscat

Second Home Muscat

Situated in Muscat, Second Home Muscat is 2.1 km from Qurum Natural Park. Ras Al Hamra Recreation Club is 4.3 km away. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Royal Opera House is 500 metres from the property. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$118

$118-
Coral Muscat Hotel and Apartments

Coral Muscat Hotel and Apartments

Coral Muscat Hotel and Apartments offers accommodation in Muscat. Qurum Natural Park is 800 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. Some units are air conditioned and include a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$122

$122-
InterContinental Muscat

InterContinental Muscat

With direct access to sandy beaches, InterContinental Muscat offers lush gardens with a freeform pool. Its 900-m² Palm Beach Club includes a gym, hot tubs, saunas and plunge pool. The Muscat InterContinental features several squash and tennis... Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$125 - $780

$125-
Sheraton Oman Hotel

Sheraton Oman Hotel

Set in Muscat in the Muscat Governorate Region, 7 km from Qurum Natural Park, Sheraton Oman Hotel boasts a spa centre and sauna. The hotel has a fitness centre and hammam, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$130

$130-
Crowne Plaza Muscat

Crowne Plaza Muscat

Overlooking the Gulf of Oman, Crowne Plaza Muscat features a private bay, a sauna, and 2 outdoor pools. It offers free WiFi in all areas, a fitness centre and spacious, air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$133 - $681

$133-
Uphill Residence

Uphill Residence

Just 6 km away from Mutrah Souq, Uphill Residence is a self-catering accommodation located in Muscat. It offers free Wi-Fi in all areas. Muscat International Airport is 33 km from Uphill Residence. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$260

$260-
Shaheen Villa

Shaheen Villa

Shaheen Villa is a villa with a barbecue, located in Muscat, 1.1 km from Qurum Natural Park. The property is 2.1 km from Ras Al Hamra Recreation Club and features views of the mountain. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$299

$299-
Oman Motorhomes

Oman Motorhomes

Featuring air conditioning, Oman Motorhomes is situated in Muscat, 1.6 km from Qurum Natural Park. Royal Opera House Muscat is 3.3 km away. The accommodation is fitted with a seating area. There is also a kitchenette, fitted with a microwave. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$364

$364-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Islamic Landmarks

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

This is the third largest mosque in the world, and most of the complex is open to non-Muslim visitors. Non-Muslims may visit from 8AM to 11AM every day except Thursday and Friday. (Women are expected to keep their heads, ankles and wrists covered.) Important artifacts inside include the Swarovski crystal chandelier, the second largest handmade Persian carpet in the world, and the mosque’s marble paneling.
Natural
Beaches
There is a long beach road from Qurum to Seeb, some 50km. Situated along this road are extensive beaches, along with fisherman with drag nets and open space to walk for hours.
Other Interests:
Cultural
Museums
Palaces and Chateaux
Castles and Forts
Combination
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Natural
Diving
Ocean Wildlife

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