Muscat is known as the Capital City of Oman that is located in Gulf of Oman in the Middle East. Unlike with United Arab Emirates that is known for high rise skyscrapers and advanced technology, Muscat is the opposite side which preserves the Culture and Heritage history of the country.
Oman is famous for its superb forts & souks that have been surrounded between the mountains and the desert area.
A must to do things while visiting the Oman:
1. Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
The main mosque in the country is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque named after the late Qaboos bin Said al Said. The mosque was built with indian sandstones and can accommodate 25,000 worshippers daily.
Inside the mosque lies the 1st largest single piece carpet in the world and unfortunately it is now moved to the 2nd ranking after the creation of the carpet from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi that is now considered as the largest in the world.
At the same time, the mosque’s chandelier is now considered as the 2nd largest after the one from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque as well.
2. Have a Dolphin Cruise in Muscat
Muscat is also a great spot to sight dolphins in the coast of Oman. This activity is a must to see as there are 21 different species of dolphins and whales around the ocean. This is an enjoyable experience aboard the sea, to find the dolphins and see how they live in their habitat freely and will gain you additional learnings from the marine mammals and environment.
3. Visit the Forts & Castles in Muscat
There are approximately 500 forts, castles and towers in the whole country of Oman. This symbolizes the historical protection for the locals in the past.
Some of the famous forts to visit are the Nizwa Fort, the most visited in National monument in the country and one of a kind because of the round and hollow main tower and turns out the greatest tower in a fortress in Oman. Bahla Fort is a remarkable illustration of a braced desert settlement of the archaic Islamic period, displaying the water designing ability of the early occupants for rural and homegrown purposes and Nakhl Fort, is considered as set of experiences of protection for safeguard, it has procured as houses a gallery with shows of notable weapons and different antiquities.
4. Drive in the Hajar Mountains & Jebel Akhdar Mountains
Al Hajar Mountain is the highest mountain range that runs in the northeastern Oman and goes through the eastern direction of the United Arab Emirates. The mountain is a good way to drive and discover the country from above the peaks of the range which rise to more than 1000 meters.
The Jebel Shams “Mountain of the Sun” the undisputed lord of the mountains. Jebel Shams is the highest peak of the Jebel Al Akhdar mountain range, soaring 3,000 meters above sea level. It provides a spectacular scenery, ancient rock carvings and remote villages. There will be time to experience some of the breath-taking scenery
5. Swimming in the Wadi Shab & Bimah Sinkhole
Passing the coastal village of Quriyat, you will reach Wadi Shab area that allows travelers to enjoy a great swimming experience in the clear sparkling natural waters. Another wonderful spot to enjoy is the Bimah Sinkhole, a miracle of nature, where again you will be able to swim in its half salted water.
There are a lot to discover within the country. This experience will help everyone to appreciate and learn the cultural heritage of the city from its people to traditions and to historical places that has been preserved for a long time to remember the ancient civilization of the country. Every year millions of people are visiting the place because of its natural beauty and resources that will surely remarkable with to your journey.