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The population of this city is 800,000.
Looking to spend some fun-filled days with the kids? Marah Land and the Muscat Children’s Museum are guaranteed to put a smile on everyone's dial.
Places like the Oman Botanic Garden play an important part in both national and worldwide plant conservation efforts. The extensive species collection found here is both interesting and stunningly presented.
Whether you're eager to go for a picnic or toss a ball around, Muscat offers a variety of charming green spaces perfect for whiling away an afternoon. Riyam Park, Qurum Park and Kalbuh Park are the places to investigate here.
Keen to recharge your batteries? Nothing is more stimulating than spending time among nature! Soothe your mind and let your troubles melt away at Qurm Nature Reserve.
Whether you want to expand your mind or just unwind in the calm surroundings, the Sultan's Armed Forces Museum and the PDO Oil & Gas Exhibition Centre should do the job. Don't forget to enquire about special happenings! Museum enthusiasts should also pencil in visits to the Bayt Al Zubair Museum and the Muscat Gate Museum.
Exhibiting a collection of the latest in science innovations, PDO Planetarium offers everything you need to keep your brain ticking.
Our big blue planet is home to an astounding variety of plants and animals. Take a look at some of the world's more peculiar beings with a trip to the Oman Natural History Museum.
Enjoy the interesting works on display at the Bait Muzna Gallery. If you find something that is of particular interest, be sure to ask for some more information about the creator.
Explore the rich past of this region through the variety of fascinating displays and historical objects at the National Museum of Oman.
Old Watch Tower is one of the area's prominent historic and cultural sites. If you're wanting to learn about Muscat's past, it's an absolute must.
Keen on military history? Enjoy an excursion to Nakhal Fort and Al Jalali Fort and learn about their roles as defensive structures along with the fate of those who fell defending them. Mutrah Fort and Al Mirani Fort have also been the site of many sieges throughout their time.
With a lengthy list of well-known residents, Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace is one of the most magnificent abodes in Muscat.
Solid stone walls, stunning grounds and a graceful ambience — what more could you need to capture that perfect holiday snap? Prepare yourself for an inspiring photo shoot at An Naman Castle or As Sifah Castle.
Watch on as the locals pray or engage in your own quiet meditation at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque or Jamiya Islam Masjid, two historic faith sites.
Proudly sitting among the buildings of Muscat, Al-Bustan Palace serves as a constant reminder of the city's past.
Admire the modern buildings at the Sultan Qaboos University, a renowned educational institution. While you're there, why not chat to the students and find out what it's like to study there?
We hope you took into consideration Muscat's multitude of shopping centres when you set out your holiday budget! A day at Muttrah Souq and Muscat City Centre Shopping Mall is sure to make a dent. Barka Souq and Markaz Al Bahja Mall also offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy a little impulse buying.
For a night of fun and excitement, purchase tickets to see a show at Royal Opera House Muscat.
Sometimes it's a destination's less popular attractions that pack the largest surprises. With that in mind, you should consider doing a little more sightseeing at Marina Bandar Al Rowdha, As Sifah Marina and Al Mouj Marina.
Being the nation's awesome capital, you're positively spoiled when it comes to finding the perfect place to stay. lastminute.com.au lists more than 67 of the best accommodations around, making selecting your Muscat hotel a cinch.
Shoestring travellers can relax. Budget rooms await at the Safeer Hotel Suites - Aparthotel and the Samara Hotel. These digs are proof that great service doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. Though, if you're the type who likes to live it up on holiday, The Chedi Muscat or the Grand Hyatt Muscat might be more to your taste.
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