Muscat

 

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 11 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 10 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 7 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 6 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 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$38 - $182

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Qurum Beach Hotel

Qurum Beach Hotel

Located in Muscat, this hotel is next to Qurum Beach and a 15-minute drive from Muscat International Airport. Free Wi-Fi is available. The rooms at the Qurum Beach Hotel have air conditioning, a TV, and a private bathroom. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$47 - $146

$47-
Al Falaj Hotel

Al Falaj Hotel

This 4-star hotel provides easy access to the business district and tourist attractions, as well as being well-equipped with a diversity of facilities. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$52 - $143

$52-
Crystal Suites

Crystal Suites

Crystal Suites is situated between old Muscat & new Muscat with close proximity to Muscat’s central business districts, beaches, forts, museums and hotels: Al Bustan Palace & Shangri La. Guests can enjoy free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57 - $182

$57-
White Nile Hotel

White Nile Hotel

Set 5 km from Old Watch Tower in Muscat, White Nile Hotel features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms include a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
Ramee Guestline Hotel

Ramee Guestline Hotel

Located near the beach, this 4-star hotel in Qurum offers a temperature-controlled outdoor pool and spacious rooms with satellite TV. Relaxation options include a fitness centre and Turkish bath. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$65 - $107

$65-
Ruwi Hotel

Ruwi Hotel

Situated in the heart of Muscat’s Central Business District, Ruwi Hotel offers rooms with satellite TV and free WiFi access. Facilities include an outdoor pool, squash courts, and a gym. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$65 - $112

$65-
Beach Hotel

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 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$65 - $234

$65-
Haffa House Hotel

Haffa House Hotel

Located in Muscat’s Ruwi district, this 4-star hotel offers well-appointed rooms with free Wi-Fi. It features a health club with a gym and a rooftop pool. Free parking is available at Haffa. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$66 - $182

$66-
Pioneer Hotel Apartments Muscat

Pioneer Hotel Apartments Muscat

Located in Wādī Kabīr, Pioneer Hotel Apartments offers an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. This self-catering accommodation features free Wi-Fi in all areas and Muscat beach is a 10-minute drive away. All units feature a mountain view. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$70

$70-

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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.
Also of Interest:
Cultural
Museums
Palaces and Chateaux
Castles and Forts
Combination
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Natural
Diving
Ocean Wildlife

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