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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful palace I saw the palace in the night and it looks so beautiful. It is located in Muscat. If anyone visit muscat must see this place really it’s a great palace.

Date of experience: July 2019
39  Thank marufsubhani
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Qasr al-Alam, or the Royal Palace in Muscat, is a palace located in Muscat and is the prestigious residence of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who does not live in it, but generally receives its guests. The palace was built in 1972, two years after the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
101  Thank Oman-taxi-muscat
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

One of the must see place in Muscat , this palace near to national Museum, you can visit both at same time . Best time to visit between 5 to 7 pm.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ibnebatutariz2018
Reviewed July 1, 2019

The palace is located in a very clean and beautiful area, visit inside is not allowed and you can take pictures from outside of the palace area which is still nice and beautiful with a unique architecture, You can also have a walk around the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Proshat H
Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

The facade is magnificent and grounds well maintained, and with the surrounding modern government buildings and museum, makes it an interesting side to Muscat which is very photogenic. Worth a look if you have time. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed May 5, 2019

This palace is in the Eastern part of Muscat and a fair way from the airport, where we were staying. Calculate some 25-30 minutes driving. We went after dinner in the late evening and we almost had the place to ourselves. You cannot enter the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tornado0963
Reviewed April 29, 2019

You can't go inside the fence however you can take lots and lots of photos from outside. The place is lily white!! If you take a tour you may have a quick stop included for this place as it is one of the attraction for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nins_12
Reviewed April 27, 2019

Stopped here for a photostop, the Palace and grounds look immaculate, very very clean and tidy, you cant enter the palace but you can get loads of photos outside, would not recommend a special trip to see it as 15-20 minutes for taking photos is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank PNEPete
Reviewed April 27, 2019

We stayed a couple of days in Muscat, and we saw the palace at different times: early in the morning with the light of dawn, at high noon in the sun, or at night when it is lit. It's a nice destination if you walk...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Maarten V
Reviewed April 20, 2019

If you are in Muscat and close to the Al Alam Place, it is worth a 20 minute stop to have a look at. A dedicated trip to see this is not necessarily recommended though.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Nicholas D
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Unfortunately not to go inside, not that I am aware of at least - hope this helps.
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