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What to do in Muscat
Muscat is the capital of Oman, and it’s one of the tourist treasures of the mystical Middle East. There are kilometre-long beaches, charming fortresses, wide-open spaces and more just waiting for you! And with three towns for you to explore in this walled city, you’ll enjoy endless activities and picturesque views as you travel from one town to the next.
Muscat is worth visiting for its harbour and many other beautiful sights. There’s the Western Al Hajar Mountains, the Muttrah Corniche, and the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque to name a few.
Take pictures of the historic Al Mirani Fort. Visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum and Omani French Museum. Get your fill of art at the Bait Muzna Gallery. And see the beauty of Old Muscat at the Muscat Gate Museum.
There are tons of outdoor activities you can enjoy in and around Muscat too! Explore the beaches of Qurum Beach, Marjan Beach, and Al Ghubrah Public Beach. Get spectacular views of the coastline at the paths C52 and C53. Walk away from the modern world of Muscat and go trek path C38 from Riyam Park to Mutrah Souq.
And once you reach the souk, why not go shopping next? Don’t forget to take your wallet to Souq al Jumaa too. Since Muscat has famed for its perfume business, take a tour of the Amouage Perfume Factory as well, where they make the most expensive perfume in the world.
When to visit Muscat
The best time for you to visit Muscat is from October to April when you can enjoy the pleasantly warm and cooler weather and very little rain. September is also an ideal month to travel to Muscat because the wet winds and fog give the green hills the best colour.
Australians need to secure a travel visa first before flying to Oman and travelling to Muscat. You have your choice of the Single Entry Visa (valid for six months) and the Multiple Entry Visa (valid for one year). Be sure to check out Smartraveller and The Consulate General of the Sultanate of Oman – Australia websites for more info.
Travelling to and around Muscat
After your touchdown at Muscat International Airport, take the bus or taxi to reach the city. Explore Muscat easily by riding the bus, taxi, water-taxi, and maxi taxis (routed taxi).
A trip to Muscat is a must! So start packing your bags, grab your passport, and book your Muscat flights with Skiddoo today.
Temperature average in December
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