This popular service aboard air-conditioned, open-top double-decker buses runs through the capital on a hop-on, hop-off basis, taking in 10 of the major sites from Mutrah and old Muscat to Qurm and offering a free shuttle to the Grand Mosque. A recorded on-board commentary in six languages with free headphones is included in the price.
Buses leave from outside Mutrah Souq and the whole tour takes 1½ hours with an extra 30 minutes for a free walking tour of the palace area of old Muscat. Tickets (which are valid for 24 hours, or 48 hours for an extra fee) can be bought on the bus or from hotels. A discounted combination ticket for Muscat and Dubai or Abu Dhabi is available.