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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Theaters
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Bait Al Zubair
Bait Al Zubair
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Qurum Beach
Qurum Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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The National Museum
The National Museum
Owner description: The National Museum - Sultanate of Oman, established in 2013, is the Sultanate's flagship cultural institution, showcasing the nation's heritage from the earliest human settlement... more Owner description: The National Museum - Sultanate of Oman, established in 2013, is the Sultanate's flagship cultural institution, showcasing the nation's heritage from the earliest human settlement in the Oman Peninsula some two million years ago through to the present day. As a national institution with global outreach, the museum is dedicated to ensuring Oman's cultural heritage is understood and appreciated not only within the Sultanate, but also internationally. Further, it aims to provide opportunities for cultural expression, innovation and the transfer of traditional skills and knowledge from one generation to the next. The museum is located in the heart of Muscat in a magnificent purpose-designed building. The total area of the building is 13,700 square metres (147,000 sq ft), including 4,000 square metres (43,000 sq ft) allocated for 14 permanent galleries - The Land and the People Gallery, Maritime History Gallery, Arms and Armour Gallery, Aflaj Gallery, Currency Gallery, Prehistory and Ancient History Galleries, Splendours of Islam Gallery, Oman and the World Gallery, Intangible Heritage Gallery and Renaissance Gallery, among others. A further 400 square metres (4,300 sq ft) are allocated for temporary exhibitions. The National Museum houses 5466 objects and offers 43 digital immersive experiences, a fully equipped Learning Centre, state-of-the-art conservation facilities, a UHD cinema and discovery areas for children. It features an integrated infrastructure for special needs and is the first museum in the Middle East to adopt Arabic Braille script for the visually impaired. It also houses the region's first open-plan museum storage concept, where visitors can learn about the various processes that artefacts go through before they are put on display. less
Attraction type: Art Museums; Children's Museums; History Museums; Cultural Tours; Historical & Heritage Tours
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All places to eat » Places to eat

D'Arcy's kitchen MSQ
D'Arcy's kitchen MSQ
Ranked #1 of 420 Restaurants in Muscat
Price: $10 - $26
Cuisines: European, British, Italian, American, Cafe, International
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Restaurant at The Chedi Muscat
The Restaurant at The Chedi Muscat
Ranked #2 of 420 Restaurants in Muscat
Price: $25 - $75
Cuisines: European, Asian, Middle Eastern, Contemporary
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Turkish House Restaurant
Turkish House Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 420 Restaurants in Muscat
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Soups
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Begum's
Begum's
Ranked #4 of 420 Restaurants in Muscat
Price: $8 - $12
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Kargeen Restaurant
Kargeen Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 420 Restaurants in Muscat
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Grill
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Al Hadow Hotel
$31 - $38
Ranked #4 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Muscat
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Royal Gardens Hotel
$23 - $159
Ranked #32 of 59 Hotels in Muscat
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Muscat Horizon Hotel
$42 - $54
Ranked #10 of 29 Muscat B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Ibis Muscat
3.0 of 5
Ibis Muscat
$54 - $107
Ranked #16 of 59 Hotels in Muscat
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Mutrah Hotel
3.0 of 5
Mutrah Hotel
$45 - $84
Ranked #1 of 29 Muscat B&B and Inns
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Centara Muscat Oman
4.0 of 5
Centara Muscat Oman
$72 - $117
Ranked #19 of 59 Hotels in Muscat
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Sheraton Oman Hotel
5.0 of 5
Sheraton Oman Hotel
$111 - $233 (OMR 43 - OMR 90)
Ranked #1 of 59 Hotels in Muscat
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Coral Muscat Hotel & Apartments
4.0 of 5
Coral Muscat Hotel & Apartments
$104 - $179 (OMR 40 - OMR 69)
Ranked #2 of 59 Hotels in Muscat
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Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5
Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa
$296 - $676
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Barr Al Jissah
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