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Location: مسقط

Day 1 - 11 Dec 2019

Radisson Blu Hotel Muscat

مسقط, Radisson Blu Hotel Muscat

Content: For my 3 nights in Muscag I stayed at Radisom Ble which was centrally located and offered easy access to all the top tourist spots in the city

Location: Muscat

Day 1 - 11 Dec 2019

Sultan Qaboos Mosque

Muscat , Sultan Qaboos Mosque
Muscat , Sultan Qaboos Mosque
Muscat , Sultan Qaboos Mosque
Muscat , Sultan Qaboos Mosque
Muscat , Sultan Qaboos Mosque
Muscat , Sultan Qaboos Mosque

Content: I started my first day of sight-seeing by visiting the iconic Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat. I took a self-guided tour of the mosque and walked around the vast verandas on the marble floor in the mosque. The mosque is quite big so you will easily take 2 -3 hours to tour the entire mosque.

Location: Muscat

Day 1 - 11 Dec 2019

Royal Opera House Muscat

Muscat, Royal Opera House Muscat
Muscat, Royal Opera House Muscat
Muscat, Royal Opera House Muscat
Muscat, Royal Opera House Muscat
Muscat, Royal Opera House Muscat
Muscat, Royal Opera House Muscat
Muscat, Royal Opera House Muscat

Content: My next stop of the day was the Royal Opera House Muscat. Located near the Grand Mosque, the Opera house is a true representation of Oman's rich art and culture. A beautiful white marble structure with majestic and grand galleries was truly mesmerizing! There I took a guided tour of the opera galleria which lasted a little more than an hour.

Al Makan Cafe

Muscat, Al Makan Cafe

Content: For a late lunch, I drove to the Shatti beach and dined in at a beach-front chic cafe named Al Makan cafe.

Location: Seeb

Day 2 - 12 Dec 2019

Al Mouj Muscat

Seeb, Al Mouj Muscat
Seeb, Al Mouj Muscat
Seeb, Al Mouj Muscat
Seeb, Al Mouj Muscat
Seeb, Al Mouj Muscat
Seeb, Al Mouj Muscat

Content: I started the second day of the trip by driving down to Al Mouj Marina where I had booked a diving trip to the Daymaniyat Islands. It is a beautiful turquoise colored water island and I dived at two different locations. The marine life at the island was something I never expected to see in the Middle East. I was dropped back to Al Mouj Marina from the island and then I spent the rest of the afternoon strolling and shopping at the marina.

Location: مسقط

Day 2 - 12 Dec 2019

Shakespeare and Co.

مسقط, Shakespeare and Co.

Content: I had my evening tea at a beautiful beachfront cafe that has interesting Victorian interiors

Location: Muscat

Day 3 - 13 Dec 2019

Mutrah

Muscat, Mutrah
Muscat, Mutrah
Muscat, Mutrah

Content: I took a long stroll across the iconic Muttrah Corniche, a beach-front street in the heart of old Muscat laying right across the Arabian Sea. There is a park at the end of the Corniche walk, Al Kalbu Park where I stopped to have a light lunch from the small cafeteria inside of the park with the views of the calm ocean.

Location: مسقط

Day 3 - 13 Dec 2019

Mutrah Souq

مسقط, Mutrah Souq
مسقط, Mutrah Souq
مسقط, Mutrah Souq

Content: To beat the calmness I enjoyed in the park, I went straight to the vibrant and buzzing Muttrah Souq (market) which is right across the street. It is the oldest market in Muscat and now it has turned into a great souvenir shopping market for the tourists! You can find everything there from frankincense to Arabic scarf, sweets, daggers and what not!

Ali Thani restaurant

مسقط, Ali Thani restaurant

Content: I choose to try some local Omani cuisine on my last nighy in Muscat and I wasn't disappointed! The food was delicious and it came at a very reasonable price

Location: Sur

Day 4 - 14 Dec 2019

Bimmah Sinkhole

Sur, Bimmah Sinkhole
Sur, Bimmah Sinkhole
Sur, Bimmah Sinkhole

Content: I started my long driving day of the road trip driving from Muscat to Sur via the Route 17 highway. It took me around 2 hours to reach my first stop of the day. On my road trip to Sur, I stopped at the Bimmah Sinkhole. The Bimmah Sinkhole is a deep crater of water formed due to soil erosion many years ago. As it is located very close to the sea, the seawater filled the crater and now it is a natural pool. The sinkhole is 20m deep. The local myth says that the sinkhole was formed when a meteoroid fell from the sky. The government has built a park around the sinkhole so it is a good place to swim and relax and enjoy some snacks too!

Location: Wadi Shab

Day 4 - 14 Dec 2019

Wadi Ash Shab

Wadi Shab, Wadi Ash Shab
Wadi Shab, Wadi Ash Shab
Wadi Shab, Wadi Ash Shab
Wadi Shab, Wadi Ash Shab

Content: Some 20-30 mins drive from the Bimmah Sinkhole is Wadi Shab, the most popular natural water springs in Oman. There are three natural pools at Wadi Shab which can be only reached after hiking in the mountains. The best time to visit there is early in the morning when the temperatures are low and the place is less crowded. Avoid going there on the weekends.

Location: Sur

Day 4 - 14 Dec 2019

Sur holiday hotel & Resort

Sur, Sur holiday hotel & Resort
Sur, Sur holiday hotel & Resort
Sur, Sur holiday hotel & Resort

Content: I reached my hotel at the end of the long driving day. The Sur holiday hotel and resort is a beautiful centrally located hotel in the city of Sur and it is a few minutes walk away from the beach. After a long day of driving, I chose to order room service and went to bed early.