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Traditional and Modern Muscat

Full Day Tour

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Full day sightseeing Muscat city tour will introduce you with a history and culture of a country, including visits to such famous place as Royal Opera House and Perfume Factory Amouage.

In the morning we will proceed to visit Grand mosque of Oman, the Mosque of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, one of the biggest mosques in the world. The carpet placed in the mosque is in the Guinness records book as a biggest carpet in the world.

(Please note: Grand Mosque is open for tourists from 8am to 11am from Saturday to Thursday, while the library is open from 9am to 2pm and 4pm to 9pm Saturday to Wednesday (on Thursday the library is open for the morning session only). Visitors must dress conservatively especially women who must cover their hair, shoulders, and arms when they visit the mosque, men should wear trousers and not shorts).

Later proceed to visit Royal Opera House, Oman's premier venue for musical arts and culture. The building of Opera House reflects unique Omani contemporary architecture with incredible interior and handmade design elements.

(Open for visits daily 08.30 am to 02.30 pm)

Tour will continue to famous Perfume Factory Amouage producing one of the world’s best-known luxury fragrances. The factory was founded, at the request of Sultan Qaboos by Prince Sayyid Hamad bin Hamoud al bu Said in order to preserve perfume making traditions of Oman and to have an authentic invaluable gift that would be given to the world’s leaders when they visited the country. For its exceptional scent, Amouage also became known as one of the most expensive perfumes in the world. Amouage uses Arabian scents and precious local essences, which include Oudh, musk, frankincense and sandalwood, in its perfumes. Mixing these Arabian scents gives richness, depth and elegance that reflect Arabian heritage and culture.

Lunch at city restaurant.

After lunch, we will continue our tour. We will make a stop for photography near the gate of Al Alam palace, the ceremonial palace of Sultan Qaboos. Later we will have a walk along the Corniche road at Old city where we will see forts Jalali and Mirani. We will visit museum Beit Al Zubair and traditional market Mutrah Souk, where you will have a free time to buy gifts and souvenirs.

At the end of the tour back to the hotel.

Price

Saloon car (max 03 seats) USD 350
4WD vehicle (max 04 seats) USD 400
Minivan (max 08 seats) USD 550

Time of Departure: 08:00 PM
Duration: 08 hours

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