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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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