Discover Muscat the City of Old and New on Private Guided Tours
You will be amazed at how the clean the beaches and streets are in Oman’s capital city Muscat. All greenery is tended to regularly and with a Muscat private guided tour you can see for yourself just how well this city is maintained as you discover this charming city of old and new.
With a Muscat private sightseeing tour, you can visit the Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and which was a gift to the nation from Sultan Taboos.
Explore the cities Mutrah Souq on a Muscat walking tour and marvel at the items for sale in this chaotic market with its old world charm.
There are many museums for you to discover with a Muscat cultural tour and which displays a huge range of exhibits from modern art to rare antiquities.
Whether you explore the old town, shop in fantastic malls or even take a Muscat boat tour at sunset, You will never forget your holiday or the welcome that you will be given in this magical port city.
Mutrah Souq Muscat private walking tour, marvel at the items for sale in this chaotic traditional market
Many tourists visit Mutrah Corniche just to book a private walking tour around the souq, which remains the most chaotic but traditional Arab markets in the region. In recent years it has been housed under a timber roofing structure for the comfort of the locals and tourists alike.
Shops selling many India and Omani artefacts together with some unique antiques and of course traditional Arabian textiles and fantastic hand made jewellery is exotic stores.
Bargaining and haggling are expected with the tourists although trying to get good discounts tends to be very difficult so stay with your guide or group and go to the recommended shops only. This will be a holiday and experience you will never want to forget, and you will want to remember, keep your cameras close by and take as many pictures as you can.
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Travel Tips for Masqat
Oman is a typically sunny country for most of the year, even in the wintertime is mild. Temperatures can vary between 25 C and 17 C in the winter, to 40 C and 30 C in the summer months. Nevertheless, the weather on the Al Hajar Mountains is much colder than the surrounding areas during the day but gets much colder at nighttime.
You can travel around Oman quite comfortable and be welcomed at every hotel with a cold frankincense infused water. Book as much as you can including your tours from reputable companies. The local currency in Oman is the Omani Rial, and one Rial is equal to 1,000 baisas. Omani Rials come in 10, 20 & 50 notes and the coins are in five, 10 and 50 baisas. Tipping is not customary in Oman but always welcomed.
People in Oman are religious and have deep respect for their traditions, men wear a dishdasha, which is the long piece of colourfull or white cloth that covers them entirely, and a kummah, a traditional Omani cap. Women usually wear a black or colourful abaya and a scarf that covers their heads. Although tourists are not expected to wear the traditional clothing, they are asked to respect the region and the people.
Muscat is quite hot and humid for most of the year especially in the daytime but also at night so you need to be prepared when travelling to this region and doing any private sightseeing tours. Muscat is a sunny city in general so before you decide on when to visit please research the weather in depth as there is also a monsoon season in this region of the world also. Protect your skin at all times and wear protective clothing on tours.