Monday, April 11, 2011

Muscat Oman Tours

A country like Oman is so full of splendour that visiting it once is not nearly enough to see its magnificence and soak it all in. Glimpses of this country can be seen through taking different tours provided by the various travel agencies here. May it be Muscat Oman tours, Oman adventure tours, Oman marine life tours, Oman wildlife tours, Oman heritage sites tours, or something like discover Oman tours, travel companies are by far the best medium to guide you for your exploration of this impressive Sultanate in the Middle East.

Muscat is the capital city of Oman. Stacked with architectural brilliance and modern day luxury, Muscat makes for a perfect holiday. It houses great accommodation facilities from international chain hotels to budget lodges for the price sensitive traveller. In addition, the city is also the best place to start your discovery of Oman. You can easily rent a car to drive around the city and adjoining areas at the comfort of your own pace. There is a convenient four lane highway to Sur as well as Nizwa that starts from here.

Muscat city tours beautifully showcase not only the vibrant multi-ethnic culture, but also its tiny scenic and adventurous offerings. The landscape here is dominated by the rocky Western Al Hajar Mountains, while the city lies beside the unending Arabian Sea. With short white buildings, grand mosques and other architectural edifices, the city makes for a pretty picture at day and night alike. The best time to visit Oman is from November to March as the weather is cooler.

Sites to see in Muscat include the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Ruwi Mosque, Zawawi Mosque, Museum of Omani Heritage, Bait al Zubair, Sultan’s Armed Forces Museum, Omani Aquarium and Marine Science and Fisheries Centre, National Museum of Oman, Al Alam Palace, the Muscat Fort, Riyam Park, the Mutrah Corniche, Muscat Clock Tower, Qurum Beach, Qantab Beach, etc. But of course, sightseeing is not enough. You need to shop, explore and interact with the locals to truly understand Oman. To do this it is crucial that your “things to do list” contains shopping at a traditional souq, visiting the market in Ruwi, eating at a local restaurant, and taking a walk on the closest beach to your hotel.

So, the next time you plan to take a vacation to this part of the world, be sure to ask your travel company for information regarding Muscat Oman tours.


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