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An Art Lover's Guide to Muscat in 24 Hours

Picture of Gehad Medhat
Updated: 29 December 2017
Oman is the perfect escape for those who look for art and beauty. With natural and architectural wonders surrounding every corner of its land, Omani museums, exhibitions and galleries have a lot to reflect the charming heritage, culture and art. So, for all art lovers out there, here is our tour guide around Muscat’s top artistic places.

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House in Muscat is the premium organization for arts and culture in Oman. Shows that play in the opera are diverse, reflecting the charm of art of different cultures from Oman, the Arabic region and the whole world. It constantly creates innovative programs to enrich artistic skills, and to encourage exceptional talents. The opera is a must-go place for every art lover, not only for the shows that it offers, but also for the mind-blowing architecture of the opera building. Between golden chandeliers, spectacular wall engravings, arches, pillars, wooden doors and windows and floor drawings, the Opera House is an absolute beauty.

Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House | © Prasad Pillai/Flickr

Museums

Bait Al Zubair Museum

Bait Al Zubair, which means Al Zubair Home, is one of the finest and top private museums in Oman. It was founded by Al Zubair family in 1998 as a cultural foundation that operates as the social and cultural arm of the family business. Bait Al Zubair exhibits the family’s own collection of ancient and modern Omani artifacts. It also develops projects that reflect the Omani culture, history, heritage, art, publishing and community. Bait Al Zubair consists of five separated buildings; Bait Al Bagh, Bait Al Dalaleel, Bait Al Oud, Bait Al Nahdhah and Gallery Sarah, a garden, a gift shop and a cafe. It is one of