Burj Al Sahwa


Marking the approach to the capital's main military camp, this attractive roundabout with its seafaring murals and proud clock tower has become a major landmark in western Muscat. It marks not only the end of the highway to Nizwa but also the Burj Al Sahwa Bus Station for Muscat's western suburbs and for the coastal town of Seeb.

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1. Al Sahwa Park

0.32 MILES

This perfectly manicured park offers a peaceful retreat from the city. The carefully trimmed trees offer shade, while fragrant shrubs make for a redolent…

2. Marsa Plaza

3.14 MILES

The open-air heart of Al Mouj residential and tourism complex, this delightful shaded public space is by the marina and catches the sea breeze. The avant…

3. Seeb Souq

7.39 MILES

One place to get a feel for local Omani culture is on the main one-way road that runs in an ellipse through the heart of Seeb. Wadi Bahayis St is flanked…

4. Old Souq


Between the main road and the sea, this traditional souq is housed under some makeshift awnings in a sandy-coloured complex of buildings just off the…

5. Grand Mosque

8.66 MILES

Quietly imposing from the outside, this glorious piece of modern Islamic architecture was a gift to the nation from Sultan Qaboos to mark his 30th year of…

6. Seeb Corniche

9.14 MILES

This 2km corniche, to the west of Seeb, has a landscaped area for walking, enjoying sea views, sniffing drying sardines and watching the fishermen mending…

7. Bait Al Maqham

9.55 MILES

Open on the whim of the gatekeeper, this fortified residence buried in a plantation in Bawshar is worth visiting for the location. Close to the city's…

8. Natural History Museum

10.86 MILES

The Ministry of National Heritage houses the small but quaint Natural History Museum. The museum is illuminating about the local flora and fauna, and…