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Enjoy the elegance of Muscat

Muscat, the capital of Oman, is a charming city where you’ll find stunning Arabic architecture, bustling souqs, and an ancient and hospitable culture. It is also a hotspot for both beach breaks, with more than 200 kilometres of pristine coastline, and for adventure holidays.

If Dubai’s glitz and glamour is not your cup of tea, then perhaps a trip to Muscat’s more austere streets could be the perfect compromise. The balance between tradition and modernity is well established – beautiful medieval forts, attention-grabbing palaces, awe-inspiring mosques, and enchanting markets exist side by side with modern malls and opulent resorts. However, Muscat is only the start, as you will find much to do and see outside the city walls. Many visitors choose to hike in the nearby Hajar Mountains, go horse riding and watch camel racing, or venture south into the wind-blown deserts of Wahiba Sands. Soak up culture, history and year-round sunshine when you book direct flights to Muscat.

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Old Muscat
Old Muscat

Old Muscat

Home to the Sultan of Oman, who gives his name to many government buildings and mosques, the walled city of Muscat is impressive. The imposing Al Mirani and Al Jalaili forts stand guard above the grandiose ceremonial home of the Sultan – the Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace – and while visitors are not allowed in the structures they are worth seeing. You will also find the National Museum of Oman, the Omani French Museum and the beautiful Muscat Gate in the area too. Not many people live here and it has a quiet, small town feel.

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