Memphis Tours driver will pick you up from Muscat Port to enjoy the full day city tour. The first stop will be the beautiful Grand Mosque of Muscat. Built over a period of 6 years from 1995 to 2001, this beautiful building includes a chandelier of pure Swarovski crystal and 5 minarets, representing the five pillars of Islam. From the Mosque, proceed to the old city of Muscat and the Muttrah souk, a traditional Omani market. The souk offers a wide range of goods, especially typical Omani souvenirs like Frankincense, Omani daggers (Khanjar), beautiful silver handicrafts and scarves. The guide will escort you on the stroll through the souk and help you bargain for the best price with the merchants. Next, continue to the Bait Al Zubair Museum. The museum is a small house that has been converted to display archeological discoveries and traditional Omani artifacts, such as national dress and jewelry. The museum also displays an exhibit of old pictures of Muscat before the renaissance that started with the reign of Sultan Qaboos in 1970. Finally, proceed to the Sultan’s Palace and the twin forts of MIrani and Jalali, which were built by the Portuguese during the 16th century when they ruled the coastal city of Oman. You will then be returned to your hotel to enjoy the evening.
**The museum and the Grand Mosque are not open on Fridays or during public and religious holidays.
- PORT GATE **GUEST NEEDS TO TAKE SHUTTLE BUS FROM THE CRUISE TO THE GATE**
- Pick up services from your Muscat Port & return.
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Local English speaking guide
- Lunch in local restaurant (traditional Biriyani with Fish/Vegetables or Chicken)
- Small bottle of mineral water during the tour
- Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
- All taxes & service charge.
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
Prices per Person
|2-3 Persons||4-6 Persons||7-10 Persons|
|Prices||$ 155||$ 145||$ 115|
About 7 hours
Private Guided Tours
|You'll be protected up to $50,000|
Best Time to Visit Oman
Oman’s climate is typical of the Arabian Peninsula with blisteringly hot summers and Mediterranean winters. During the summer months almost the entire country is hot; the thermometer can often nudge up into the 40°C. The winter months are pleasantly temperate, daytime temperatures rarely climbing much above 30°C. Temperatures are considerably cooler in the mountains than on the coast
Flying to Oman
Oman Air (Scheduled Airlines only)
14 Hours, 38 Minutes from New York
15 Hours, 35 Minutes from Washington
GMT +4 hours
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
No mandatory vaccinations
Conservative dress is advisable for both men and women - More relaxed clothing in the Gulf of Oman like Muscat and Salalah