Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman offers the discerning traveller the ideal base from which to explore the country. Over many years, Muscat has positioned itself as an important trading centre, nestling out of sight and surrounded by the rugged Hajar Mountains.
Our Muscat holidays can be tailor-made to include activities such as diving, deep sea fishing, snorkelling, sailing and golf.
Muscat Beach Holidays
Muscat offers world class hotels with excellent unspoilt beach fronts. Non-motorised water sports are available as are snorkelling, dolphin watching, deep sea fishing, sailing and sunset cruises; plenty to keep culture vultures and adrenaline junkies happy!
Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, home to the second largest Persian carpet in the world!
Stroll around the corniche and souq in Muttrah. Gold and frankincense is available to those looking for souvenirs with meaning, whilst the fish souq is worth an early morning visit if you’re a culinary aficionado.
The Bait al Zubair museum houses Omani artefacts such as local handicrafts, ornaments, jewellery and antique weapons. In Muscat harbour, the forts of Mirani and Jalali built by the Portuguese in 1527, stand proud.
Bird watching and diving are also very popular Oman Tours with visitors to Muscat.
Muscat is home to some excellent five star hotels including the Al Bustan Palace, Chedi and Shangri La Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa. Shaw Travel has developed close relationships with these Muscat Hotels over the years and so we can advise you on which hotels to choose to best suit your holiday and your needs.