Muscat's Ruwi Walking Tour, Muscat

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.
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Muscat's Ruwi Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Muscat's Ruwi Walking Tour
Guide Location: Oman » Muscat (See other walking tours in Muscat)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Author: leticia
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Krishna Temple

1) Krishna Temple

Muscat is home to different religious buildings, including some Hindu temples. One of them is Ruwi’s Krishna Temple, located near St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The Temple is frequented by the local Indians who come here daily to worship and...   view more
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St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church

2) St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church

Muscat is also home to a Catholic church, located in Ruwi, close to the Ministry of Sports. This beautiful Catholic church is dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul and was consecrated by Simon Cardinal Lourduswamy on 4th November...   view more
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Mumtaz Area Masjid

3) Mumtaz Area Masjid

Mumtaz Area Masjid or Mumtaz Area Mosque is located in Ruwi alongside several churches and Hindu temples. The mosque represents a small fine building and a lovely place of worship for many. A lot of famous of Indian restaurants can be found here. Those who love spicy food will love this...   view more
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National Museum

4) National Museum (must see)

The National Museum in Ruwi occupies a special place among other museums in Muscat. Its main hall holds a rich collection of artifacts reflecting the unique Omani artistic tradition and culture. Here you may find beautiful silver ornaments, fine copper handicrafts and models of Omani ships.

Operation hours: Saturday - Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm (October - March 4 pm - 6...   view more
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Sultan Qaboos Mosque

5) Sultan Qaboos Mosque (must see)

Standing out among other religious buildings in Ruwi is the magnificent Sultan Qaboos Mosque. Located behind Badr AL Sama Poly Clinic, the mosque represents a spacious and beautiful piece of architecture with a graceful minaret. The first Sultan Qaboos Mosque was built in the early...   view more
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Clock Tower in Sultan Qaboos University

6) Clock Tower in Sultan Qaboos University

One of Ruwi’s prominent landmarks is its beautiful clock tower. Located very close to the National Bank of Oman, this fine construction has Omani frescoes and a small park surrounding it -- a great playground for...   view more
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Imam Bukhari Mosque

7) Imam Bukhari Mosque

Muscat’s Wadi Kabir district will surprise you with another beautiful Omani mosque, called the Imam Bukhari Mosque. The mosque is a gorgeous religious building with two high minarets -- a perfect example of Islamic...   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.
Muscat Sights Self-Guided Tour

Muscat Sights Self-Guided Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Muscat Cultural Walking Tour

Muscat Cultural Walking Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Wadi Kabir Self-Guided Tour

Wadi Kabir Self-Guided Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 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
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