Things to do in Muscat

A port town on the rise featuring a vibrant nightlife – Muscat!

Muscat is the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. It is considered as one of the most important port towns in the Gulf of Oman. In the last 40 years, it has experienced some amazing infrastructural developments, which are a treat to see, when you visit the city.


Things to do in Muscat

Going on a holiday to Muscat can be one of the best decisions you could ever make in your life, considering the wide range of entertainment, activities and other exciting things to do in Muscat. Whether it is the beaches of the Arabian Sea or the amazing markets and shopping complexes, you get right about everything in this city.


Muscat Opera House

One of the must see places in Muscat is the Opera House, which looks rather plain from the outside, but the moment you step in, it is simply breathtaking. It is nothing short of an architectural wonder. Consider taking a guided tour to learn more.







Muscat Nightlife

Despite being a traditional city, Muscat offers one of the best nightlife experiences in the entire Gulf. It has some amazing pubs and restaurants. In the upscale market sector you find many swanky bars, and comparatively less formal and relaxed, you can spot English style pubs. There are many live music venues as well, that host stage performances with Indian or Arabian music as well as other styles.


Muscat Oman festival

One of the biggest attractions in the city is the Muscat Oman festival. Every year, more and more activities are included in the festival and over 60 countries participate in this huge annual event. Countless tourists from different parts of the world come to experience the Great Muscat Festival as it literally brings the world to one stage.


When to go to Muscat

Muscat features a hot, arid climate. Annual rainfall in Muscat takes place mostly from December to April. The climate generally is very hot, with temperatures frequently reaching as high as 40°C (104°F) in the summer.



Things to do in Muscat

Muscat Facts

Population634 000
AirportSeeb Intl, Oman (MCT)

Muscat average temperatures

24~25 °C 25~28 °C 33 °C 37 °C 38~42 °C 39~44 °C 38~43 °C 35~42 °C 35~40 °C 33~37 °C 29~31 °C 26~27 °C


Muscat Opera House

Royal Opera House Muscat

Located in the Shati Al-Qurm district, this multi-purpose performance arts complex is the main venue for opera in Oman. Inaugurated in 2011, the Royal Opera House in Muscat is a perfect representation of modern Omani architecture with its cubically formed ledge-like sections in the structure, all in chalk-white, make for an amazing sight. Apart from the beautiful architecture, the opera house also features state of the art technology. For example, it is the first opera house in the world using the so called mode23 seatback system, giving the audience valuable information on a display in front of them, for example translation or text to accompany the opera performance. Performing in the opera house is both world famous artists as well as local Arab singers. Don't miss this new opera pearl when you are visiting Oman!

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Golf in Muscat

The terrain of Muscat is not generally something you might associate with golf, but they do have three great courses which all are oasis-like in their design. Merely a stone's throw away from the airport you will find Almouj Golf, an 18 hole championship course designed by golfing legend Greg Norman. The course features amazing views of the ocean as well as the nearby mountains, and some very interesting wild-life. The other two courses are the Ghala Valley Golf Club and the Muscat Golf & Country Club, both located close to the city.

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Theme Parks in Muscat - Family fun at Riyam Amusement Park

Riyam Amusement Park in Muscat is a relatively small park. The attractions and rides that are available may address more to smaller children rather the older ones. So this is a good place for families with small children to visit when looking for a day with fun and excitement!

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