Glimpses of Oman

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Glimpses of Oman - 3N 4D


Grand Mosque

Visit to Grand Mosque the most exquisite Mosque in Oman. The developed part of the site, Grand Mosque Including the fully consolidated areas and landscaping, covers 416,000 square metres. The Mosque complex (covering 40,000 square metres) is constructed on a raised podium in keeping with the tradition of Omani mosques that were built elevated from street level. It can accommodate up to 20,000 worshippers and consists of a main prayer hall, ladies prayer hall, covered passageways, a meeting hall, and library which will eventually contain up to 20,000 books.

A major feature of the main prayer hall is the hand-made Persian carpet consisting of 1,700 million knots, weighing 21 tones and made in a single piece measuring 70 x 60 metres. From design stage it took 4 years complete and 600 female weavers from province of Khurasan in Iran were involved.

Marina Bandar Al Rowdha

At the Marina Bandar Al Rowdha, board on the speed boat and depart for dolphin cruise, head out to sea towards the favourite feeding grounds of the dolphins - between Fahal Island and Bandar Khairan - a beautiful area of islands and pristine beaches. Oman’s waters are blessed with an abundance of sea life including an estimated 20 of the 80 known species of whales and dolphins.

Bait Al Zubair Museum

Bait Al Zubair Museum consists of a concise collection reflecting the splendid Omani Heritage. The collection includes traditional Omani Weapons such as swords, daggers, rifles & their accessories, along with jewellery, cosmetics & costumes from various regions of Oman.

Muttrah Souq

Muttrah Souq is one of the most popular souqs in the Middle East. Take a walk in its labyrinthine alleyways beckoning with a myriad of merchandise, from imported fabrics to exotic Oriental spices, perfumes and richly handcrafted artifacts. A visit to this frenetic, pulsating hub of Muscat’s old quarter makes for a delightful experience. Other shops specialize in famous Omani khanjars (daggers), antiques, traditional silver jewellery, and handicrafts in copper, camel bone, wood, leather and hand-made Omani costumes.

Al Alam Palace

The magnificent Al Alam Palace is the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said the ruler of Oman. The palace is an architectural marvel for both its design and its location between the twin Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali where you can stop for a brief photograph from outside only.

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House Muscat is the leading arts and culture organization in the Sultanate of Oman. It is Oman's premier venue for musical arts and culture. The opera house is located in Shati Al-Qurm district of Muscat on Sultan Qaboos Street. Built on the royal orders of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, the Royal Opera House reflects unique contemporary Omani architecture, and has a capacity to accommodate maximum of 1,100 people. The opera house complex consists of a concert theatre, auditorium, formal landscaped gardens, cultural market with retail, luxury restaurants and an art centre for musical, theatrical and operatic productions.

Jabel Akdhar

In Arabic Jabel Akdhar means green mountains. Jabel Akdher is famous for gardens, farms and terrace plantations.

Nizwa souq

The impressive New Souq complex has been sensitively designed using Omani fort architecture and elegant Islamic arches. The air-conditioned halls of this souq are full of fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices, huge stacks of dates and freshly caught fish. This is still the best place to buy traditional silver “Khanjars” and Bedouin jewellery, where silver is still sold by weight.

Nizwa Fort

Visit Nizwa Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, making it one of the most impressive forts in Oman Built on a solid base of rock, the huge tower was designed to withstand the vibrations of 24 cannons. From the top, a superb panoramic view gives visitors a bird’s eye view all around Nizwa and the surrounding plains – a sure delight for all avid photographers!

Birkat Al Mouz

Birkat Al Mouz is an old village that is famous for its ruins, large banana plantation and is also home to the old Falaj irrigation system.

Wadi Bani Habib

climb up Jabal Akhdar Mountain. At the top you will visit Wadi Bani Habib to see one of the remote villages and plantations. At first glance the village looks in pretty good shape for an abandoned village, however as you get closer you will notice that nobody is home, rooves have collapsed, walls crumbled and doors completely missing. The village is empty and just waiting to be explored.

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