Experience an enchanting mix of old Arabia and modern Oman in the beautiful capital Muscat.
It evokes a true sense of the romantic, surrounded by striking mountains and with a bustling port. Soak up the atmosphere in the vibrant souk and go shopping for cashmere scarves, spices and antique jewellery. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a splendid sight and the Bait Al Zubair museum is a perfect spot to while away some time admiring the fabulous display of antiquities. Visit the House of Amouage to experience some of the world’s most expensive fragrances using several of Oman’s most famous ingredients including frankincense and myrrh. For food, you are spoilt for choice in Muscat. Head to the restaurants along the marina for freshly caught fish and seafood or take your pick from numerous restaurants serving delicious Middle Eastern dishes.
The beaches around Muscat are beautiful and we have hand picked the best luxury resorts situated right on the beach. For an unforgettable day take a private boat trip to the Daymaniyat Islands, a collection of protected islands off the coast where you can enjoy some stunning beaches. Close to Muscat, the cities of Nizwa and Bahla are also worth a visit. Experience Nizwa, the former capital of Old Oman and a palm oasis. It is known for its fabulous souk and the bustling livestock market which takes place every Friday morning. Bahla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous as the pottery capital of Oman.