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“nice place but not much”
Review of Muscat City Centre

Muscat City Centre
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Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital
Ranked #9 of 85 things to do in Muscat
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“nice place but not much”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

muscat is a clean and calm city. if you have a time enough, you can visit to Souq area. maybe it looks some dangerous, but it isn't. mostly of Arabs are helpful and friendly. but be attention to taxi prices, there are more volatile. mosques are so beautyand excited. and fahal island visiting too

Visited September 2013
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Buckeye, Arizona
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“Spend a pleasant day”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Spent a pleasant day touring and shopping in the area. Friendly people and in November the weather was also pleasant. Oman is a good place to visit.

Visited November 2013
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Muscat, Oman
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“Seeb City Centre”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Muscat City Centre or the Seeb City Centre is located in Seeb, after the Muscat International Airport while driving from Ruwi or Al Khuwair.
Most of the reviews under this topic are wrongly written for the Muttrah Souq area or Old Muscat, but this attraction is the huge Seeb City Centre which features over 142 international and local brands and 18 restaurants and cafés.
It has a multi-level parking for 2,250 visitors. It houses the largest Carrefour hypermarket in Muscat and is a great experience shopping here.

Visited December 2013
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New Zealand
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“Muscat Oman (my second home)”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Travellers arriving in Muscat can be forgiven for believing they have just stepped back 100 years in time.. The history of Oman dates back 6000BC. Sultan Qaboos has forbidden anything high-rise in his country; all buildings must remain pristine white thus, the city retains its old world charm. The people of this fabulous Arab state are delightful, helpful and eager to welcome visitors to their city. Many Arabs and ex-pats speak a little English.
To move around Muscat taxis are plentiful; a typical fare within the city is approximately 3 baisa; while a daily self drive hire is a moderate 11 rial. (be prepared to haggle if more is suggested) Driving around the Cornishe you will notice ancient traditional wooden Dhows; a 2hr cruise maybe include a lunch/dinner is an experience not to be missed or, you may choose to relax in the shade of one of the many gold domed pagodas dotted along the waterfront. Take time to visit Al Alam Palace (backing onto the Arabian Gulf and nestled between Jalali and Mirani Forts set high op on the cliff tops). For those travellers wanting to explore the rich culture and history of Oman, a visit to Bait al Zubair (a private museum) will prove to be a rewarding experience. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a place of serenity, great beauty and wonderful history, it remains the only Mosque open to non-Muslims in Oman. His Majesty gifted this splendid Mosque to his people when it opened in 2001. Modest dress (long pants & long sleeved shirt, males - long skirt, long sleeved top and headscarf are a must for females. Muscat is the Capital City and the seat of Government; Ruwi is the Commercial Centre and offers and abundance of modern air-conditioned shops. Allow yourself several hours to visit the fabled Muttrah Souq, it is perhaps one of the oldest marketplaces in the Arab world where one can shop or just wander. I could go on and on about this amazing remarkable land; I visit each year and always become captivated yet again.

Visited June 2013
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Abu Dhabi, UAE
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“Beautiful city with great history”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Walking through the city is like a step back in time...just beautiful and friendly people abound. Love love love the old souq...it's a must see.

Visited October 2013
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