Muscat City Tour and Seafood Lunch

Cultural & Theme Tours in Muscat

Tour description provided by Viator

Muscat city tour, Grand Mosque, Bait al Zubair museum, Muttrah souq and sea food lunch.
You'll start the tour with visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The Mosque is built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone. The main musalla, or "prayer hall", is 74.4 x 74.4 meters square (244 x 244 ft), with a central dome rising to a height of 50 meters (164 ft) above the floor. The dome, the main minaret, and the four flanking minarets are the mosque’s chief visual features. Another major interior feature is the prayer carpet. It contains, 1,700,000,000 knots, weighs 21 tonnes, and took four years to produce. Twenty-eight colors in varying shades were used, the majority obtained from traditional vegetable dyes. It is the second largest single piece of carpet in the world. At over 70 × 60 meters (229 x 196 ft), it covers the 4,343 square meter area of the praying hall. The chandelier above the praying hall is 14 meters (45 ft) tall, and was manufactured by Faustig from Germany. After the visit you'll reach the Bait al Zubair museum for a brief introduction that traces Oman's history and heritage. Then, you'll proceed to a photo-stop at the magnificent Al Alam Palace, official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts of Mirani and Jalali. Driving along the waterfront Corniche, you'll reach the colorful Muttrah Souq, where you can enjoy about an hour of shopping. After the Souq visit, your driver will take you to one of the most famous sea food restaurants in Muscat for a lunch. Afterward, your driver will drop you back to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned car
  • All entrance fees included

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Lunch included
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