Wadi Kabir Self-Guided Tour, Muscat (Self Guided)

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!
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Wadi Kabir Self-Guided Tour Map

Guide Name: Wadi Kabir Self-Guided Tour
Guide Location: Oman » Muscat (See other walking tours in Muscat)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Author: leticia
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Imam Bukhari Mosque

1) 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 architecture.
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Amusement Park

2) Amusement Park

Other than several beautiful mosques, shops, schools and other fine buildings, Wadi Kabir is also home to a nice Amusement Park. The park is small, but nonetheless very popular a place with kids and their parents.
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Wadi Kabir Round About

3) Wadi Kabir Round About

Muscat is known for its roundabouts, many of which have beautiful small green areas. Oftentimes, these areas contain fine sculptures or statues. Wadi Kabir Roundabout is one such place -- planted with beautiful flowers, it has a nice fountain and a cute construction in the center.
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Al Wadi Al Kabeer Park

4) Al Wadi Al Kabeer Park

Al Wadi Al Kabeer Park is located close to the Al Bustan Palace Hotel in Muscat and occupies the area of 40,000 sq. meters. The park features a number of facilities, including the area designated for electric games, which makes it a great family fun venue.
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Masjid Al Imam Ali

5) Masjid Al Imam Ali

Masjid Al Imam Ali is located close to the well-known Friday Market in Wadi Kabir. Masjid Al Imam Ali or Al Imam Ali Mosque is a beautiful mosque which is frequented by Omani worshipers and their guests.

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Muscat for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Muscat has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Muscat, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.