Muscat Travel Guide

Oman, Muscat Guide (B): Muscat Travel Guide

Ever since I moved to Qatar, everyone around me repeatedly told me that I have to go to Oman as it is the jewel of the Gulf. Oman is quite big, but the places that seem to interest visitors most is Muscat and the surrounding area and Salalah in the south (which seem to be really beautiful during rain season).

Muscat as the capital of Oman and a city with good flight connections make a rather nice city break. Surrounded by desert and mountains, with an access to a sea, it gives quite a few interesting options for visitors.

I’ve been trying to find words to describe Muscat, but somehow I find it difficult. Most of the cities I have been to have a main square or area, which is commonly called a city centre and which is usually a place where all the attractions can be found. Muscat however, is a big city with places of interest spread over a large area. While we expect and are used to (well, I’m talking for myself being from Europe) to have most of the attractions in one place, in Muscat you need to travel from one end to another. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Muscat Travel Guide
Guide Location: Oman » Muscat
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Sultan’s Palace   Fish market in the morning (Mutrah)   Souq in Mutrah   Oman National Museum   Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque   Sheraton Oman   Intercontinental Hotel  
Author: Anna Nowak
Read it on author's website: http://www.postcardsfromtheworld.com/muscat-travel-guide/