Fish Market Muscat

Fish Market Muscat: Our most recommended tours and activities

Private Muscat tour customized for you

1. Private Muscat tour customized for you

The tour includes discovering Muscat, visiting the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, then going to the Opera House, then Muttrah Market, the Fish Market, Muttrah Castle, the Sultan’s Palace, Al Jalali Castle and Al Mirani The duration of the tour is 4 hours. The mosque will take one hour, the opera house half an hour, Muttrah city half an hour, the museum an hour, the Sultan’s palace and the hall 30 minutes. The tour will be wonderful and beautiful, accompanied by To see Muscat through Omani eyes I promise you will enjoy

Muscat: Full Day City Tour

2. Muscat: Full Day City Tour

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, one of the landmarks of Oman (open every day between 0800 and 1100 Hrs. except Fridays and holidays). The mosque was inaugurated on 4th of May 2001. The dress code for women is to cover their arms, legs, and heads with a scarf. The dress code for men is to wear normal shirt and trousers. We will then drive to the Amouage perfume factory. A visit to the Amouage Perfume Museum will leave you inspired and enlightened about one of Oman's most beloved brands. On our way to the fish market, we drive through ministries and embassies areas. We also drive through the fascinating beach street in Al Qurum, where we visit the Fish and Vegetable Market. After exploring the fish market, make your way to Mutrah Souq - Oman's biggest traditional souq. Then, perched on a mountain ridge overlooking both the city and bay of Muttrah is Muttrah Fort. With its towers and ramparts, it was in prime position to protect the area from attacks both by sea and land. Said to have been built in the year 1507, two towers and a curtain wall were later added by the Portuguese at the end of the 18th century. The al Busaidi dynasty then increased this fortification when they doubled the curtain walls and added further towers. Finally, restored by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture in 1980, Muttrah Fort is definitely worth a visit. A fine display of Omani culture and history and information about the Royal Family can be found at Bait Al Zubair Museum, located near Muttrah fort. Visit old Muscat and see the Al Alam Palace, take a stroll through the palace yard, and walk behind the palace to see the twin forts built in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Jalali and Mirani. Pay a visit to the Royal Opera House and appreciate the unique architecture of contemporary Omani design. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said Sultan of Oman has long been an admirer of classical music and the arts. When he ordered for its construction in 2001, it was officially opened on October 12, 2011. The Opera house complex can fit up to 1,100 people and comprises of a concert theater, auditorium, formal landscaped gardens, cultural market with retail outlets, luxury restaurants, and an art center for musicals, theatricals and operas.

Muscat Half Day City Tour

3. Muscat Half Day City Tour

Visit the Grand Mosque of Oman, the Mosque of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, one of the landmarks of Oman (open daily between 0800-1100 Hrs. except Fridays/holidays) this mosque was opened on the 4th of May 2001. A woman should wear clothing that covers her arms, legs, and head with a scarf, while a man should wear normal shirt and trousers. On the way to the fish market, we drive past ministries and embassies. We also drive through the Marvellous Beach Street in Al Qurum. The fish and vegetable market is where locals buy and sell fresh fish and seafood. A short drive from the fish market takes you to Mutrah Souq, Oman's largest traditional market. From there, you can visit Bait Al Zubair Museum for a fascinating view of Omani culture. Take a walk around the palace yard and see the Al Alam Palace, then continue to the twin fortresses of Jalali and Mirani, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century.

Private Full-Day Muscat City Tour, Wonderful Muscat

4. Private Full-Day Muscat City Tour, Wonderful Muscat

The mosque is built on a site occupying 416,000 m2 (4,480,000 sq. ft.) and the complex extends to cover an area of 40,000 m2 (430,000 sq. ft.), the newly built Grand Mosque was inaugurated by Sultan of Oman on May 4, 2001. From Grand Mosque on the way to the fish market we drive through ministries and embassies area also we drive through the Marvelous Beach Street in Al Qurum, Visit the Fish and Vegetable Market, local peoples paying and selling fresh fish and seafood From there just a short drive to Mutrah Souq, Oman's largest traditional Souq, it's one of the oldest marketplaces in Oman dating back two hundred years, it is located adjacent to the harbor of Muscat and has seen immense trade in the age of sail, being strategically located on the way to India and China, it was named after darkness because of the crowded stalls and lanes where the sunrays do not infiltrate during the day and the shoppers need lamps to know their destinations. From there visit Muttrah Fort its located on a mountain ridge, overlooking both the city and bay of Muttrah with its towers and ramparts, it was in an ideal position to protect Muttrah from attacks from both the sea and inland, originally an Omani fort said to have been built in the year 1507 the Portuguese later added two towers and a curtain wall during the latter part of the 18th century the fort underwent further development and enhancement under the Al Busaidi dynasty when the curtain walls were doubled and further towers added, Muttrah fort was restored by the ministry of heritage and culture in 1980. From Muttrah fort visit Bait Al Zubair Museum, for a fine display of Omani culture and history and information about the Royal Family. Continue your trip to visit old Muscat and see the Al Alam Palace, has a history of over 200 years, and was built under the watch of Imam Sultan bin Ahmed, the 7th direct great-grandfather of Sultan Haitham, the existing palace, which has a facade of gold and blue, was rebuilt as a royal residence in 1972. Just right behind the Palace, Jalali and Mirani Forts in the harbor of old Muscat, the Forts were built by the Portuguese under Philip I of Portugal in 1580 on an earlier Omani Fortress to protect the harbor after Muscat had twice been sacked by Ottoman forces, it fell to Omani forces in 1650, during the civil wars between 1718 and 1747, the Forts were twice captured by Persians who had been invited to assist one of the rival Imams, the fort was extensively rebuilt later From there visit the Royal Opera house, He is majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said Sultan of Oman has been always a fan of classical music and arts, in 2001, the sultan ordered the building of an opera house, and it was officially opened on October 12, 2011, the Royal Opera House reflects unique contemporary Omani architecture, and has a capacity to accommodate a maximum of 1,100 people. The opera house complex consists of a concert theater, auditorium.

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