Kalbuh Bay Park


Kalbuh Bay Park juts into a sea that's boiling with sardines. Located at the end of the Corniche, it makes a good pausing place on a hike between Mutrah and Old Muscat. Swimming on the public beach is possible for those not afraid of attracting an audience.

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1. Al Riyam Park

0.39 MILES

Beyond Mutrah Fort, the Corniche leads to the leafy Al Riyam Park, with fine views of the harbour from the giant ornamental incense burner. There is a…

2. Muscat Gate Museum


Straddling the road between the Corniche and the old walled city, this museum, with the original gates used until the 1970s to keep land-bound marauders…

3. Watchtower


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4. Bait Al Zubair

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5. Al Mirani Fort

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6. Omani-French Museum

0.71 MILES

With galleries detailing relations between the two countries, this museum provides an interesting snapshot of mostly 19th-century colonial life in Muscat…

7. Sultan’s Palace

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8. Al Jalali Fort

0.91 MILES

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