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Of Souqs, Deserts, and Dolphins
With a laidback-ness that is rarely found in other cities; Muscat, the capital of Oman, allows you to experience the true beauty of the Arabian Peninsula. Offering resplendent architecture, intricately designed mosques, lush oases, a breezy corniche, and bustling local souqs, there is no reason why this city should not be anyone's bucket list.
Historically a port, Muscat relies on trade and petroleum for revenue. Traces and influences of multiple cultures due to years of tribal and colonial rule by Persians, Portuguese, and Ottoman can still be found in its architecture and customs.
Today, it boasts of an impressive waterfront, premium Muscat hotels, exciting sporting venues, tourist attractions, and beaches. Do not miss visiting Mutrah Souq, Grand Mosque, Mutrah Corniche, Bayt al-Zubair, Sultan's Palace, Al Mouj, Ghalya Museum of Modern Art, and Marina Bandar al Rowdha.
For Indian tourists
Muscat has always shared good trade relations with the entire Indian sub- continent, which can be seen in several elements of this city. The 'baiza' buses are named after the Indian 'paisa' for their cheap fares. Due to the presence of a significant Hindu community here, the city even has two temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna.
Avail of a tourist Visa from your local Embassy in India. The single- entry options based on duration are 10 days, 21 days, and 30 days.
Hotels in Muscat
If you are looking for pocket-friendly options, the Sultan Qaboos Street area is home to many budget hotels in Muscat.
While mid-segment options are available in areas like Al Safat Street and Dohat Al Arab Street, stay near Ruwi when with family to indulge in long nature treks and sightseeing.
If you are here on business, stay near the city's Central Business District (CBD). Some of the best hotels in Muscat located along Bait Al Falaj Streetwould serve this purpose well. Additionally, if you're here for jewelry trade, staying near the Gold Souq would help cut down on commute time.
Things to remember
- The best time to visit is in winter i.e. from October to March
- Bargaining after embarking on a taxi ride will let the driver know you're new. Instead, research regarding average rates and inform them as opposed to last-minute haggling.
- Ensure men cover their knees while women must cover their shoulders and knees when here
Known for its comparatively relaxed nature and religious tolerance in the Middle East, Muscat is growing to be a hotspot for tourism. Book your hotel in Muscat with the Cleartrip app that allows you to browse various hotels, select the one that meets all your needs, and enjoy exclusive discounts.
*All prices displayed here are indicative, prices will vary based on your dates of travel.