Discover the riches of Oman’s exotic capital
Muscat is Old Arabia at its most evocative. Dramatic mountains loom over this port city on the Gulf of Oman, where the Portuguese forts of al Jalali and al Mirani guard the harbour. Our Muscat holidays offer a handy base from which to explore this exotic desert sultanate too.
Start with an amble through the bustling souk past colourful piles of cashmere shawls and antique jewellery. Discover the splendour of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Bait Al Zubair museum, which features a magnificent display of antiquities. The House of Amouage creates some of the most expensive fragrances in the world, using only the finest ingredients such as frankincense and myrrh for which Oman is famed. A visit will tantalise your senses. Seafood lovers will want to head to the marina restaurants for freshly caught and expertly grilled fish.
Our Muscat tours take you beyond the city too. You can visit Oman’s version of the Grand Canyon or explore the endless sands of the desert on a 4x4 drive. If you’re looking for a truly special moment, we’d suggest a dolphin cruise or a romantic dinner on the sands. Or let us take you to the Daymaniyat Islands where you can picnic on deserted beaches.