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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $338 USD
Private Tour for up to 3 (Not a per person rate) $517 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $661 USD
Private Tour for up to 5 (Not a per person rate) $827 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $984 USD
Private Tour for up to 7 (Not a per person rate) $1149 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $1337 USD
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Words don't do justice to the incomparable Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Fortunately, you will see it with your own eyes on this half-day tour of Muscat's highlights.

This wonderful tour begins with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. An architectural masterpiece covering 416,000 square meters and accommodating up to 20,000 worshippers, the Mosque took 6 years to build. Its main chandelier is made of pure Swarovski crystals and the carpet adorning the large prayer hall, woven by expert craftsmen, is made out of pure Persian silk. The Mosque's exterior is constructed with quality Rajasthani Sandstone and the main halls, as well as the smaller prayer rooms, are adorned with the finest Italian Marble. The Mosque is surrounded by 5 minarets, each of which symbolizes the holy five vows taken by every devout Muslim to reinforce his faith in the almighty.

Your knowledgeable local guide will explain life in the city as you head to Mutrah to see fishermen at work before visiting the fish market. The market's beautiful, unique canopy is constructed of curved aluminum fins, mirroring the motion of the sea. Then take a walk around the traditional Souq, crowded with diverse offerings and busy customers, before heading to the coast to Old Muscat. Learn about Omani history in the Bait al Zubair museum with its display of archaeological finds as well as Oman national dress and jewelry.

In the heart of Old Muscat, see Al Alam Palace with its distinctive blue and gold flared columns before viewing the historic Jalali and Mirani forts. Dating from the 16th century, these 2 forts define the skyline of the city and still stand guard over the natural harbor.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
  • Mutrah fish market
  • Traditional souk
  • Old Muscat
  • Bait al Zubair Museum
  • Sultan’s Al Alam Palace
  • Jalali and Mirani Forts

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - no
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs)
  • 4:00 PM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.


• The order of the sites visited might vary.
Modest dress is required when visiting the mosque. All guests must wear long pants or long dresses (no shorts). Women will need a shawl to cover their heads. All guests must remove their shoes before entering the mosque. Please bring a plastic bag to carry your shoes.