If you love sightseeing, then this is the best place for you to visit. This palace is beautifully designed with its mushroom pillars in Blue and Gold on the outside. On the inside, there are palm trees that guide a path to a roundabout, which is surrounded by royal court buildings and the national museum. This place is restricted for the public, but you can stand at the gates and capture some beautiful photographs. Today, this place is used by elite people for ceremonial purposes.
Lasting for a month from around the end of January, Muscat Festival is a highlight of the capital’s year, featuring nightly fireworks, a ‘living’ replica of an Omani village with sweet-making and craft displays, exhibitions from regional countries, and events such as laser shows and traditional dancing. A seasonal website (accessible only during the festival) showcases the main features.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the most famous and the largest, Sultan Qaboos mosque in Oman. It is also one of the most spectacular landmarks in Muscat and a must-visit attraction. Between its arches, decorated walls, unique glass drawings, lanterns, domes, chandeliers and interior design, the mosque is an absolute architectural beauty.
With a choice of open-air and majlis-style dining (on sedans in small rooms), this Muscat favourite has spilt into a courtyard of illuminated trees to create a thoroughly Arabian experience. Make sure you try Kargeen's take on the traditional Omani shuwa – a succulent banana-leaf-wrapped lamb dish. Also worth a try are the hibiscus drinks and avocado milkshakes.
Burj Al Sahwa
Burj Al Sahwa is a clock tower that is located in Muscat’s city centre. It is considered to be one of its top monuments because it marks the entrance to the city and has a historic and cultural importance. It was built in 1985 as a representation of the Omani Renaissance and the dedication of its people to modernize the country and become a powerful nation.
Bait- Al- Baranda
If you are looking to explore some of the histories of Muscat then you should visit this place! This museum offers some of the best histories of Muscat through innovative displays and exhibits. The ground floor of the museum is used for the public exhibition where you can see the beautiful works of Muscat such as a cut and paste of dinosaur bones that were found in Al Khoud, which is worth a look!