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Muscat Half-Day City Tour with Audio Guiding

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Explore Muscat on a half-day tour of the traditional markets and city landmarks, such as the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Learn about the history and modern-day culture of the cosmopolitan city.

Highlights

  • Explore the ancient and modern-day culture of Muscat
  • Visit the emblematic Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
  • Wander the covered alleyways of the historic Muttrah souk
  • Enjoy GPS enabled real time audio commentary on the sights you pass

Description

Discover the rich blend of ancient and modern architecture of Muscat on a half-day city tour. Learn how the city has undergone dramatic development in the past 3 decades, yet managed to preserve its age-old culture and heritage. Your driver will show you how to use the audio guide system to benefit the GPS enabled commentary that follows the tour. Start with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and then continue through the Ministries' area to see a number of modern buildings with a touch of ancient, Islamic architecture. Go to the fish market and explore the narrow alleyways of the Muttrah souk to soak up the scent of exotic spices, coffee beans and ancient remedies. Learn more about the history of Oman at the Bait Al Zubair Museum. Take a souvenir photo at the magnificent Al Alam Palace, flanked by the twin Portuguese forts of Mirani and Jalali. Itinerary: • 45 mins in Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque • 15 mins in the fish market • 30 mins in the Bait Al Zubair Museum  • 10 mins for a photo stop in Al Alam Palace • 10 mins for a photo stop in Mirani & Jalali • 30 mins in Muttrah Souq

Includes

Transportation by deluxe vehicle Driver/guide Shared tour GPS enabled multilingual audio guide in five languages Entrance fees
Food and beverages

Important Information

  • • Smoking is prohibited in all vehicles
  • Kindly ask permission before photographing any local residents. Photographing local women is not permitted
  • Schedules are likely to change during the holy month of Ramadan
  • Meals are based on a food only basis. Any beverages will be charged as per consumption and should be paid directly at the restaurant
  • Women must cover their head with a scarf and must not wear shorts, beachwear or sleeveless outfits to enter the mosque. Men should wear long trousers

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