26 Oct, 2020 |
What To Do And See In Oman
What To Do And See In Oman
Here you will find the top 10 sights in Oman. Read about the highlights and attractions you should not miss on your holiday in Oman!
#1 Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat
The Great Mosque in the capital of Oman is one of the largest Islamic places of worship in the world. For any visitor to Muscat, the capital of Oman, the majestic Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a must-see. The splendor behind the magnificent walls is worth a visit!
Visiting the Sultan Quaboos Mosque is possible for non-Muslims Saturday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The mosque cannot be visited on Fridays.
#2 Muscat old town
The old town of Muscat is located in a bay enclosed by cliffs and has magnificent buildings to offer (Sultan’s Palace, Bait Garaiza, Al Khor Mosque, Mirani Fortress, Jalali Fortress). The old town is relatively easy to see. It is advisable to explore it on foot.
Nizwa is located in northern Oman, just under 200km from the capital Muscat. In the city, some sights are worth visiting (Souq, Fort Nizwa, the animal market every Friday).
Nizwa is also an ideal base for day trips in the area.
#4 Hisn Tamah fortress in Bahla
The mighty Hisn Tamah, one of the most beautiful and impressive historical fortifications in Oman, towers over the Omani city of Bahla in the north of the country. It probably dates from the 17th century and has been completely renovated.
The imposing Hisn Tamah fortress has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the only Omani fortress since 1987.
#5 Wadi Nakhar – the Grand Canyon of Oman
The 1,000 m deep Wadi Nakhar Gorge, also known as the “Grand Canyon of Oman”, offers the visitor magnificent views. You can admire the gorge from a high plateau at approx. 2,000m above sea level and at the same time have a superb panoramic view of the surrounding mountain landscape and the summit of the Djebel Shams.
Sporty visitors can also undertake an adventurous 4 km long hike on the edge of the western flank of the gorge.
#6 Saiq Plateau on Jebel Akhdar
The Saiq Plateau lies in the center of the mountainous region of Jebel Akhdar, one of the most spectacular landscapes in Oman. In a breathtaking setting with a stunning view, you can enjoy pleasant coolness and fresh fruit in Oman here at 2,000m above sea level even in midsummer.
One of the most beautiful viewpoints is “Diana’s Viewpoint”, named after the English Princess Lady Diana, who visited the Saiq Plateau in 1990 by helicopter.
#7 Jabrin Palace
The 17th century Jabrin Palace is one of the most beautiful and picturesque buildings in Oman. You feel transported back to 17th century Arabia. The palace was extensively renovated in 1984 and offered an enchanting glimpse into former life at the courts in Oman.
From the roof of the Jabrin Palace, you have a fantastic view of the surrounding area. This place is always worth visiting.
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