The Sultanate of Oman is located on the edge of the Arabian Peninsula, you will find exotic travel destinations here that are full of incredible tourist attractions. The capital of Oman, Muscat is so far one of the most popular travel destinations in Oman but it only covers a small part of the awesomeness of this country.
As a traveller, you will experience, desert landscapes, incredible mountain ranges, historic forts, warm beaches, and much more.
While travelling to Oman you may be thinking about which places you should visit there. To clear this confusion, I have shortlisted some of the best tourist attractions and cities in the Sultanate of Oman. So, let’s take a look at them.
Muscat – The Capital City
If you want to visit only one place in Oman then go for a tour in Muscat. This city is full of beautiful forts, museums, palaces, markets, and much more. One of the most popular tourist attraction here is Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace. Though you are not allowed to check out the interior of the palace still you can head towards the harbour in order to get a close view of the amazing architecture of Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace.
Besides this palace, there are twin forts nearby as well which are known as Al Jalali and Al Mirani. These forts are now converted into Museums so that everyone can visit them. Another important tourist attraction in Muscat is Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque which admires features like an enormous crystal chandelier, marble wall panels, and the second largest Persian carpet in the world. The non-Muslim, travellers are also allowed to visit the magnificent architecture of this mosque as well.
Nizwa is one of the simplest places that you should visit in Oman. The Nizwa fort was constructed in the 17th Century under the direction of Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya’ribi. This fort is well-known because of its defence mechanisms such as the honey traps, and the strategically shaped windows, the large cylindrical tower that was used for approaching enemies maybe. You can check out the outdoor market of the unusual goat market here in order to explore this place. This fort is now a museum that showcases the 17th century life of Oman. Some of the famous tourist attractions in Nizwa include Souk, the outdoor market, and much more.
The Musandam Peninsula is located in the Northern portion of Oman, this portion is a bit separated from the rest part of the country due to the United Arab Emirates. This region is isolated, and this area has served as a home for residents of Mountain Villages and in the coastal communities. The Musandam Fjords is enriched with many spectacular views. If you are planning to travel to Oman then do not forget to visit this awesome place.
You can have a boat trip here. Also, wildlife is abundant in this region. All of these factors make this place among one of the best places that you should visit as a nature lover.