PEACEFUL. HOSPITABLE. GENUINE.
Muscat’s dazzling terrain is the dream of every tourism board’s marketing department. Nestled between the Gulf of Oman and the soaring Al Hajar Mountains, Oman’s largest city and capital boasts historic souks, forts, museums and stunning parks. In Muscat, the sea reigns supreme. A vibrant fishing industry provides some of the most superb seafood in the region and direct access to the sea offers opportunities for dolphin sighting, diving with turtles and swimming. Muscat itself means “safe anchorage” and further underscores the sea’s importance to this port city. Muscat offers travelers the unique proposition of a modern city-center infused harmoniously with traditional culture. Contemporary structures pay homage to Arabesque-style, creating a uniformity and quaintness throughout the city. Central to Omani culture is its embrace of hospitality. Expect warm welcomes and open arms. Combined with a rich heritage, stunning mountainous backdrop and seaside flare, you’ll quickly learn why Oman has earned its reputation as one of “best kept secrets of the Middle East.”