An introduction to Oman’s capital with its mix of medieval, traditional and modern architecture.
A wonderful opportunity to get to know the highlights of this diverse and unusual capital with its
amazing combination of traditional customs and new developments.
Your excursion includes a visit to the stunning Grand Mosque, which covers an area of over one million square feet and can accommodate up to 20,000 worshippers.
Drive into the capital for a stop in front of the Sultan's Palace, flanked by the Portuguese forts, Jalali and Mirani. Next, visit the magnificent Bait Al Zubair Museum, which highlights the history of the country and its people. Exhibits consist of many fascinating artefacts including traditional costumes, jewellery, handicrafts and weapons.
For an authentic shopping experience, visit the Muttrah Souk where the stalls sell the traditional Omani items such as Dallah (bronze coffee pots), exotic spices and frankincense.
Note: This excursion involves approximately one hour of walking over mostly paved areas. In accordance with local customs, whilst visiting the Grand Mosque, women must wear modest clothing that covers the body. Arms and legs must be covered to wrists and ankles and a scarf must cover the head, including all hair. Gentlemen are advised to wear modest clothing befitting the sanctity of the Mosque. Guests are requested not to take photographs of the local people without prior permission. Please note that the itinerary of this excursion may be reversed and may arrive back at the ship earlier dependant on traffic conditions.