Muscat Cultural Walking Tour, Muscat

The impressive cultural and historic heritage of Muscat is duly reflected in its museums. Informative and insightful, most of them are popular tourist destinations and are worth visiting. Follow this tour to the most prominent museums of Muscat.
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Muscat Cultural Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Muscat Cultural Walking Tour
Guide Location: Oman » Muscat (See other walking tours in Muscat)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: leticia
Muscat Gate Museum

1) Muscat Gate Museum (must see)

The Muscat Gate Museum is a museum opened in January 2001. The museum contains displays about Oman's history from the Neolithic times to the present. It has a number of special exhibits on Muscat's water springs, the ancient wells, underground channels, the souks, houses, mosques, harbors and forts.

Operation hours: Saturday - Thursday: 9.30 am - 11.30 am & 4.30 pm - 7...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Bait Muzna Gallery

2) Bait Muzna Gallery

Bait Muzna Gallery is located just opposite Bayt Az-Zubair in a renovated traditional house, originally the home of a member of the Oman Royal Family. Opened in 2000, the gallery features some wonderful works of art by Omani artists and collectors' items, such as mandoos (wooden, brass-fitted dowry chests), Omani doors, and Bedouin jewelry.

Operation hours: Saturday - Thursday 9.30 am - 7...   view more
Bait Al-Zubair

3) Bait Al-Zubair

The Bait Al-Zubair museum is located on Al Saidiya Street in a marvelously restored house. The museum displays a wide range of the national heritage exhibits, including photographs, traditional handicrafts, ancient household equipment, weapons, furniture, jewelry, coins, early European maps and prints of the Arabian Peninsula and East Africa, documents, books and manuscripts.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday 9.30 am - 6...   view more
Omani-French Museum

4) Omani-French Museum

The Omani French Museum is a heritage museum, located in the former residence of the French Consul, Bait Faransa, in the old quarter of Muscat.

The white building which was essentially a palace, was initially established as a present by the Sultan Assayed / Faisal bin Turki to the French Consul in Muscat in 1896. On January 29, 1992, Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the late French President François Mitterrand established a museum in the palace to preserve the historical Omani-French relations....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Al Jalali Fort

5) Al Jalali Fort (must see)

Fabulous Al Jalali Fort is one of Oman's finest historic fortifications. Located on the top of a rocky outcrop, the fort provides magnificent views of the harbor and the old city, including Muscat's most impressive sight — the Sultan's Al Alam...   view more

Walking Tours in Muscat, Oman

Create Your Own Walk in Muscat

Create Your Own Walk in Muscat

Creating your own self-guided walk in Muscat is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Wadi Kabir Self-Guided Tour

Wadi Kabir Self-Guided Tour

Wadi Kabir is one of the Muscat’s neighborhoods. Among its attractions there are several Islamic mosques, the wonderful Wadi Kabir roundabout, an amazing amusement park, the beautiful Al Wadi Al Kabeer Park, and a famous Friday market (Suq Al Jumah). Check out the most popular sights of Wadi Kabir in the next self-guided tour!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Muscat Sights Self-Guided Tour

Muscat Sights Self-Guided Tour

Muscat is the wonderful capital city of a magnificent country which is known for picturesque beaches, beautiful mosques, historic forts, old gates, a splendid royal palace, scenic gardens, natural parks and other interesting sights. The majesty and splendor of Muscat's landmarks remind about the city's glorious past and rich culture. Check out the most popular landmarks in Muscat in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Muttrah Walk

Muttrah Walk

Muttrah, an administrative district within the Muscat province, is a formerly major commercial hub of Oman, boasting one of the largest harbors and sea ports in the region. The city's fish market is one of the city's main attractions. Other landmarks include the Bait al-Baranda museum, the scenic Muttrah corniche, Jama Mosque, and Souq Muttrah, a traditional bazaar. To explore the most notable sights of Muscat’s Muttrah in more detail, take this self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Muscat Religious Buildings Walking Tour

Muscat Religious Buildings Walking Tour

Today's Muscat is a multi-confessional city with many different religious buildings, including beautiful Islamic mosques and a wonderful Protestant Church. Among the mosques, the most notable is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Follow this tour to explore Muscat's religious sites.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Muscat's Ruwi Walking Tour

Muscat's Ruwi Walking Tour

Ruwi is a commercial hub and the main business area of Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. Among the key attractions here is a variety of multi-confessional religious buildings, an interesting and informative National Museum, and a beautiful Clock Tower and Park. Take the following tour to discover this wonderful part of Muscat.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km