Muscat City Highlights Tour

Muttrah Souk and fish market tour in Muscat
Excursion Highlights:
  • Explore the vibrant city of Muscat, starting at the world-famous Grand Mosque, an architectural marvel and a popular tourist draw.
  • Immerse yourself in the sensory splendor of Muscat with its bustling fish market and iconic Muttrah souk.
  • Uncover Muscat's complex heritage, where modern buildings blend seamlessly with traditional Islamic architecture.
  • Discover Omani history and culture at Bait Al Zubair Museum, and snap photos at the Sultan's residence, the Al Alam Palace.
  • Enjoy guaranteed satisfaction and return-to-ship, ensuring exciting and worry-free shore excursions. Book now as spaces fill up quickly!
Price: $60.00
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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.

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.