Port city reminiscent of a fairy tale
The Omani capital of Muscat was once one of the most important port cities in the ancient Near East, serving as an ideal trading hub for goods from Arabia, India and Europe. Still today, the Muttrah Souk offers a glimpse into the city’s past and erstwhile bustling market scene. The souk is also a great place to get a feel for local life, customs and traditions. How about a cup of tea along with some gentle haggling for frankincense and spices?
Apart from the enchanting city of Muscat, holidays in Oman are also worthwhile because of its fascinating nature. Whether it be exploring fascinating desert landscapes on a desert safari or succumbing to the lure of gorgeous wadis and stunning beaches fringed by protected bays: Oman’s natural scenery surprises and captivates visitors at every turn.
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Edelweiss tips for Muscat
Sightseeing in your Oman holidays
Flanked by historical buildings, the picturesque coastal promenade of Muttrah Corniche is an invitation to saunter and leads through Old Muscat right up to the district Muttrah. View in maps
One of the largest mosques in the world and housing one of the world’s grandest chandeliers, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a monumental landmark in Muscat. View in maps
Located just a few hours’ drive from Muscat, Wadi Shab and Wadi Bani Khalid are arguably two of the best-known wadis in Oman, with beautiful oases, emerald green lakes and waterfalls surrounded by pristine nature on display. View in maps
A tour through the nearby mountains of Muscat guarantees many beautiful photo motives, for example of the mountain village Balid Sayt. View in maps