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Muscat, Oman

View Muscat from above by travelling on the Corniche and head out along the scenic Batinah coast. The medieval Nakhl Fort, perched on a rocky outcrop, offers magnificent views of the mountains and oasis below. The colourful Sultan's palace and the Jelali and Merani forts are worth visiting, and if you seek to experience Omani culture, a stroll through the markets and narrow alleys is ideal. Exquisite local silver jewellery, exotic spices and handicrafts abound in the markets to tempt shoppers.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Muscat
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Gulf Standard Time GST
    UTC/GMT +4 hours
  • Language
    The native language is Arabic, but many locals speak English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Omani Rial (OMR) Credit Cards are widely accepted. Shop for spices, incense and pottery.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Taxis are available. The old city by the waterfront is walkable. Guided tours are most practical.
    • Famous For
      The capital of Oman, Muscat is famous for its souks, palaces, and fresh seafood dishes.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Muscat is also known as "The Walled City." The Sultan's Palace is not to be missed.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      For a taste of local flavour, try the lamb kebabs or lobster curry. Tea with milk is also popular.


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