Muscat City Highlights Tour

Muttrah Souk and fish market tour in Muscat
4 Stars4.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Price: $55.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes are suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Sunglasses and a hat are also advised. The United Arab Emirates has conservative dress traditions. Swimwear must be confined to the beach and hotel pools. Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops, malls, and villages. If you plan on visiting a mosque, please wear loose long trousers or long skirts and long sleeves. Shorts, and tight or transparent clothing is not permitted. Women must cover their head with a scarf.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings, police, or military installations are not allowed.
Tour Details

Muscat City Highlights Tour

From the comfort of a deluxe vehicle, tour the beautiful city of Muscat. See the very best this ancient and modern area has to offer. From the aesthetically pleasing backdrop of the nearby mountains to the bustling fish market, all your senses will be delighted. Enjoy Islamic architecture, historic museum exhibits, and endless photo opportunities during your half day journey.

Start your excursion with a drive to the Grand Mosque, an architectural masterpiece. This world famous mosque is considered one of the most popular attractions in Muscat due to its historic value and impressive design.

After visiting the Grand Mosque, your friendly guide will drive you through the ministries area, where modern buildings with hints of Islamic architecture combine to reflect the complex heritage of Muscat. At the bustling fish market, you'll get to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Muscat. As you make your way to the ever popular Muttrah souk, the exotic smells of spices, perfumes, and coffees fill the air. This grand outdoor market offers crafts, produce, and jewelry, making the souk an ideal place to pick up souvenirs.

Finally, enjoy an educational exhibit at the Bait Al Zubair Museum and take in the history and culture of Oman. A final stop at the Al Alam Palace, where the Sultan Qaboos officially resides, will offer a photo opportunity. Take pictures of the palace and the intriguing Portuguese forts known as Mirani and Jalai before heading back to your starting point.

Please Note: During the Holy Month of Ramadan and the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, there will be no entertainment, no belly dancing, and alcohol will not be served.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
The United Arab Emirates has conservative dress traditions and guests are expected to dress modestly. All guests must ensure shoulders, arms, and knees are covered while in public, especially in souks, shops, malls, and villages. Shorts, tight or transparent clothing, and clothes displaying offensive pictures or slogans are not permitted, and swimwear is only permitted in beach and pool areas. When visiting a mosque, women will be asked to cover their heads, and all guests should wear loose, long trousers or loose, long skirts and long sleeves.

We recommend wearing comfortable, modest, seasonal clothing and walking shoes. A sweater or jacket may be necessary in the evenings and winter months, and sunglasses, hats and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get into and out of the transportation. Normal tourist photography is acceptable, however, it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings, police, or military installations are not permitted.
4 Stars4.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Muscat Tour
February 21, 2020
The tour was really good. But the waiting time was not so good we got told to be there at 8.30 and the tour did not leave till nearly 10. All people on our tour had different pick up times. That needs to be organised a bit better then the tour started of with a bad vibe!
Reviewer: Monika Burgess
4 Stars