Muscat Governorate is considered the pulsating heart of Oman. It is linked to Port Sultan Qaboos by Muttrah Corniche where the visitor to Muscat can view the wonderful variety of nature: golden beaches, mountainous heights, and golden sand dunes (Bawshar Sands).
Perhaps what is striking about Muscat Governorate and its states is the breathtaking intermingling of ancient cultural heritage and modern style. You will see houses, gates, old markets, small shops, and winding roads redolent of authentic history, side by side with modern markets, shops, buildings, and streets stamped with modern architecture. This allows Oman to preserve its historic character, and at the same time enjoying its contemporary spirit. Muscat is renowned as one of the cleanest Arab capitals and has gained the honour of winning the Cleanest Arab City Contest several consecutive times.
Muscat as a city has played a prominent historical role due to its strategic location.
Oman has an ancient heritage as its archaeological sites are still present today. This rich heritage reflects the strong bond that connects Omanis to their land and community. It is vivid through the customs, arts, traditions, architecture and many other activities such as camel racings, horse racing and bullfight.
Take a tour of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and experience the combintation of traditional and modern architecture
Visit a local fishing town, spot flamingos and eagles in one of natural gems of Oman
Oman’s culture is rich of customs, traditions, and its souqs are bustling with traditional arts.