11

May
2016

STROLL IN OLD MUSCAT

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(Duration: 4 hours; Distance: 9 km – pm Tour)

The old city of Muscat is separated from the rest of modern Muscat by coastal mountains. It is located along the Muttrah Corniche coastal road (entering via the Muscat Gate Museum) between Port Sultan Qaboos and Al Bustan Beach. The city is protected by a wall with round towers, built-in 1625, on the western and southern sides. The Gulf of Oman and the surrounding mountains form a natural boundary to the east and north. Until the mid-20th century, the gates were closed three hours after dusk. Anyone on the streets after this time had to carry a lantern with them.

Covering below monuments:

  • Al Alam Palace ( #)
  • Al Khor Mosque (#)
  • Mirani Fort (16th Century).(#)
    Muscat Gate Museum (*)
  • Frankincense Burner #)
  • # Mattrah Fort
  • # MattrahSouq

Inclusions: Mineral water & Entrance Fee. (2 hours walking)