Ruwi Clock Tower


This modern clock tower, opposite Muscat's Chamber of Commerce, has become one of the landmarks of Ruwi. It presides over a pleasant park that attracts Ruwi's Indian expatriate residents in the evening.

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0.89 MILES

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2. Mutrah Gold Souq

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4. Mutrah Corniche

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5. Bait Al Baranda

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6. Mutrah Fort

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8. Fish Market

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