A Walk Around Muscat in 15 Instagram Photos

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque | © edward stojakovic/Flickr
Gehad Medhat

Muscat is a must-visit city in Oman. Not only because it is the capital city of the country, but for the absolute beauty that can be found in every corner. Take an unforgettable walk through Muscat’s natural and architectural highlights, as seen by its visitors.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

This is the most famous mosque of all the Sultan Qaboos mosques around Oman. It was built in 2001, and covers 416,ooo square meters. From inside out, the mosque is an absolute Omani architectural beauty.
Being a tourist starts before hotel check in. Perfect blue skies #bluesky #sultanqaboosgrandmosque #islamicarchitecture #muscat #oman
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Crowne Plaza Hotel

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in Muscat. It is located on Shatti Al Qurum (Al Qurum Beach), which is one of the most gorgeous beaches in the city. The hotel has mind-blowing views over the crystal waters and the marvelous golden sandy beach.
This place ❤️#Muscat #Oman #Home.
A post shared by Melodi Marx (@missmelmarx) on Oct 11, 2017 at 11:55pm PDT

The Chedi Muscat is one of the most luxurious hotels in the city. It has a magnificent view over the Gulf of Oman and the Al Hajar Mountains.
Oh man 😍
A post shared by Alessandro (@onlyalessandro) on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:24pm PDT

Qurum Beach

Shatti Al Qurum, or Al Qurum Beach, is located on the northern coast of Muscat. It is famous for its crystal turquoise waters and beautiful golden sands. A walk on the beach during sunrise or sunset is an absolutely charming experience.
Sunset in Muscat 🌅 • #sunset #sea #seaside #muscat #oman #businesstrip #landscape #picoftheday #instagood #goodvibes #igaddict #nature #keepcalm #relax #takeiteasy
A post shared by andrea (@laandrebelloni) on Oct 10, 2017 at 7:34am PDT
Today was tough ☀️ #beachlife #sunshine #ineededthis #beach #crowded #crystalwater #35degrees #theseaislikeabath #itsnotevenrefreshing #paradise #timeoff #wintersun #oman #muscat #siblinglove
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Muttrah Souk

This is one of the best-known souks of Oman. It mixes culture, traditions and authenticity. Walking through it is like walking through Omani history.
Searching Middle East treasures #muscat #souk #bazar #middleast #middleeast #oman #muscat #oldmuscat #oldmuscatsouk #oldcity #wanderlust #travel #traveller #travelling #lamps #souvenirs
A post shared by Nuria Vall-llovera (@nurietvall) on Oct 11, 2017 at 12:26pm PDT

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House in Muscat is the main venue for musical arts and culture in Oman. It offers local and international shows. The building itself is unique, and is an absolute architectural beauty.
Been all arty today and caught reflections in the marble outside the Royal Opera House. Beautiful grounds and immaculately clean! ☀️ . #travellingduo
A post shared by James & Faye (@travellingduo2017) on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:35am PDT

Snorkeling in Muscat

The beaches of Muscat come with clear waters, golden sand, and amazing sea creatures. Every visitor to Oman should enjoy snorkeling, diving, or a boat trip from Muscat.
Boat trippin’ 🌊☀️ #oman #muscat #dayout #boatrip #boatsandhoes #cabincrew #fun #snorkelling #sea
A post shared by Catherine Barker (@catherinebarker13) on Oct 11, 2017 at 9:25am PDT

The city of Muscat

Driving or walking around Muscat is a unique entertainment in itself. Visitors can enjoy the simple yet charming architecture and nature of Muscat.
All-white 🐪 #muscat #oman #capital #whitecity #landscape
A post shared by N O M A D D (@nomaddmusic) on Oct 11, 2017 at 7:38am PDT

Muscat Bay

Muscat is the best-known coastal city of Oman. As well as the beaches, visitors can enjoy the city’s beautiful ships and boats in the bay.
I LOVE MUSCAT #muscat #travelalone #muscatbay #wanderlust #me #followforfollow #picoftheday #vsco
A post shared by HUNG 🌴🍉🍌🍍 (@thaiquochung999) on Oct 11, 2017 at 4:13am PDT

Shangri La Muscat

This is not just another hotel; it is one of the best, and reflects Omani architecture, culture and hospitality. Besides the high-quality service and the marvelous views, the hotel itself adds to the city’s beauty.
My view against the dramatic beauty of Oman 🕍 #ShangriLaMuscat . . . . . . . #Oman #Muscat #shangrilaresort #shangrilahotel #setwithaview #myview #traveling #newdestination #paradise #hotelwithaview #resort #shangrila #travelgram #photography #travel #wanderlust #view #adventure #travelphotograpy #wheretogo #beautifuldestinations #muscatlife #muscatoman #alhusnbeach #alhusn #arabianpalace #ShangrilaAlHusn #omanbeauty
A post shared by CHRISTEN SANDRA (@christensandra) on Oct 11, 2017 at 2:48am PDT

Zulfa Mosque

Zulfa Mosque is one of the most splendid mosques in Oman. With its eye-catching green domes and colorful glass art, it is an architectural wonder.
#mosque #roadtrip #dubai #abudhabi de mooiste moskeeën zagen we in het#middenoosten.
A post shared by Ada Rosman-Kleinjan (@ada.rosman.kleinjan) on Sep 24, 2017 at 12:17pm PDT

Muscat Fort

Oman has a unique culture and a rich history, both of which are on display at its magnificent forts and castles. Find the Al Jalali and Al Mirani castles in Muscat.
A window over the Gulf #oman #muscat #fort #view #gulf #holiday #citytour
A post shared by Agostina (@agostinaontano) on Oct 10, 2017 at 5:57am PDT

Muttrah Corniche

Long walks on Muttrah Corniche are a unique experience. Between the crystal waters of the gulf and the authentic and traditional buildings of Muttrah, the Corniche is one of the must-go places in Muscat.
#muscat #oman #مطرح #mutrah
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Al Alam Palace

Al Alam Palace is the ceremonial palace of Sultan Qaboos, located in Old Muscat. It is one of the most famous landmarks of the city, and an architectural beauty.
Muscat is difficult to explore because of its size – a huge city hemmed in by mountains and the sea on its northern and southern ends, making its various constituent towns tens of kilometres apart – and its limited public transport options. I spent a fortune to get to old Muscat, where the city began and where the Al Alam Palace now resides with two Portuguese forts flanking its left and right. The National Museum of Oman at the opposite end of the palace is also pretty, though I didn’t go in as it was closed. #oman #muscat #alalampalace #palace #fort #selfie #architecture #nofilter
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