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Best things to do in Muscat Governorate

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Place of Worship
“A wonderful and truly impressive building, which can be accessed by visitors for free from 8-11am on all days except Friday. The mosque holds a 14 meter tall chandelier decorated with 600,000 Swarovski crystals. Remember that women must cover their hair to enter this building.”
19 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Royal Opera House Muscat is Oman's premier venue for musical arts and culture. The opera house is located in Shati Al-Qurm district of Muscat on Sultan Qaboos Street. ”
13 locals recommend
Establishment
“That's the place to get all your souvenirs. Just don't forget: bargain bargain bargain!”
11 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Muscat city centre is just 10 minutes drive from my place and its the largest shopping mall of Muscat. you will find all high street brands, cafes, food court, VOX Cinemas, Restaurants and Carrefour super Market etc. ”
6 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Royal Residence of the Sultan Qaboos you can stop by and see from outside.”
6 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“A European style neighbourhood where you can go if you are missing home or want to chill in a bar or have your morning coffee.”
7 locals recommend
Hotel
“Sit outside at the restaurant and enjoy the sunset. The food is okay (they don`t serve food until 6.00pm) and they serve alcohol.”
6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Biggest shopping mall in Oman, worth a visit. About 5 min drive and 20 - 25 min walk”
3 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“It's our restaurant at Level 2 where you can find tantalizing continental breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
1 local recommends
Museum
“A brand new museum you must see! Combine with a visit to one of the surrounding forts and Muttrah Souq.”
2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Cool bar, also nice Indian restaurant upstairs, great view of the neighborhood ”
3 locals recommend
Museum
“Bait Al Zubair (House of Al Zubair) is a private museum that opened its carved wooden doors to the public in 1998. It is totally funded by its founders, the Zubair family.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Intercon is located in an area locally know as Al Shatti which has many restaurants, coffee shops, shisha places, bars and shops where locals & tourist like to hangout”
5 locals recommend
Café
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“A tourist attraction with a lovely atmosphere, with a possibility to be seated both inside and outside (in a restaurant area as well as private rooms). My personal favourite starter is a mezze plate that comes with traditional Yemeni bread and dips like hummus and baba ghanoush. You can order more bread if you love it as much as I do! For the main dish, I would recommend rice with meat, but there's plenty to choose from. For dessert, you can try the local Omani dish Umm Ali, made of bread and sweet milk. Also, juices are great and some of them are served in the fruit shells (like the virgin pina colada and pineapple juice). Finally, shisha lovers will not be disappointed as they serve shisha made out of fresh watermelon. Prices are European and the place rater touristy - but it's worth a visit. P.S. don't get discouraged by the line at the entrance - they typically have space and will find you a seat within 5-10 minutes.”
5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Here you will find shops that sells all kind of stuff plus some nice restaurants.”
5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Very nice place to relax and enjoy the golf course while drinking a nice glass of wine.”
5 locals recommend