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Bait Al Zubair

Al-Saidiya Street, Muscat 113, Oman
+968 22 084700
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Al-Saidiya Street, Muscat 113, Oman
+968 22 084700
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best place to see traditional culture in a cool, quiet environment with AC, bathrooms and snacks nearby! If you don't have the stamina for trekking out to various locales, this is a wonderfully comprehensive and beautifully presented collection.

Thank CarlsonFam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always been impressed with Bat Al Zubair's collections and exhibits give a real sense of Oman from life and times ago. I would highly recommend a visit, you won't be disappointed

Thank Yvonne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing place to understand the Omani history, well within the city limits. There is a good coffee shop within the premises. One can spend a good 3 hours in this place.

Thank Padmanabhan N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent about 30 minutes here on a whirlwind tour of Muscat and its featured attractions. This museum was part of the itinerary and it provided a good background on the history and development of both Oman and Muscat in particular. The exhibits were extensive and...More

Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting insight about the Oman traditions and history. It takes about a couple of hours to visit the whole museum. I recommend to read all the details and explanations for the exhibits. See the outside models of the Omani houses and town scale...More

Thank Ciprian C
Reviewed May 19, 2017

We were very interested in all the artefacts and information regarding the history of Muscat. Very informative and interesting for all the family. You can not take photos but the lessons learnt were fantastic. A must see! Even the souvenir shop is worth the visit...More

Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Interesting museum of Zubair family. It has three separate buildings and each of them represent different topics about Omani lifestyle or history. I loved seeing old times rooms with tiny entrances and lamps. Got some idea about Omani traditional clothes. Their style varies depending on...More

Thank NKhalid7
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Good to learn something about the history of Muscat and Oman. Well worth a visit. though you can't take photos inside.

Thank reesy60
Reviewed May 2, 2017

I mean is it unbelievable. No. I was pretty cool however to see the local furniture and weapons and such. There was no real art. But you can see it in about 30 minutes and it is great to cool off from the hot outside.

1  Thank petraschnecke72
Reviewed April 28, 2017

We arrived 30 minutes before the museum closed and wished we had more time. Photography was not allowed inside during our visit. The museum is in a traditional looking building but is very modern and air conditioned inside. There are various types of clothing, jewelry...More

1  Thank Dushi-NY
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Hi there, I would like to ask someone how tried the gift shop, can you find local heritage handicrafts there?
December 2, 2016|
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Response from ikhan94 | Reviewed this property |
There is a gift shop in Bait al Zubair. They have nice souvenirs which are nicely packed. They have variety and small items are reasonably priced.
Hi, what about opening time during ramadan? Thanks
June 2, 2015|
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Response from Fusy2015 | Reviewed this property |
İt is better if you call them +968 24736688
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Assalamoaikum i m shah nd asking r u buying Islamic antique or old Islamic books
May 10, 2015|
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Response from Mughal06 | Reviewed this property |
No. Thanks