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“Bait Al-Zubair”
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Bait Al Zubair
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Private Muscat City Tour
Ranked #3 of 86 things to do in Muscat
Certificate of Excellence
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Muscat, Oman
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Bait Al-Zubair”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

The Zubair family did a great job to renovate I believe an old family home and convert it into a showcase for for not only the family collections but Oman's history and heritage - well decorated and well presented to give you a glimpse of Oman's culture, bit of history and heritage. Love the place.

Visited April 2012
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Interesting to understand Omani history and way of life”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Interesting layout and useful explanations
A good shop if you want to purchase without bartering
Avoid cruise ship arrival as it gets very busy

Visited March 2013
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Hong Kong
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“Smart and Manageable”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

A pretty museum occupying a former residence, Bayt Al Zubair also provides an opportunity to get out of the blistering heat and cool down. The exhibits are presented well, with just about the right amount of description, certainly no information overload here. A lot of space is devoted to costume and jewellery and, of course, the traditional khanjars. Other parts of the museum are given over to everyday objects such as dishes and other cooking utensils. Outside there is a recreation of a traditional dwelling and a scale model of old Muscat town.

All in all, a nice little museum with everything tastefully displayed. Walking around is easy and won't take too long. A souvenir shop can be found near the exit.

Visited February 2013
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New Jersey
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Very interesting with one big surprise”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

This is an attractive museum definitely worth a visit.The surprise is in the gift shop: the fabulous award winning Omani line of Amouage perfumes are for sale there. One sniff and you'll be hooked!

Visited February 2013
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Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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“Good Museum”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

A good introduction to Omani life and history. Located in old Muscat. You can spend a few hours here.

Visited February 2013
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