Muscat Travel Guide, OmanMeerut Know the Do’s and Don’ts of the place with the Muscat, Oman - Overview
The capital city of the Sultanate of Oman, Muscat, has been broadly divided into three main regions - the Muttrah, Ruwi and the old town. The Muttrah is the residential arena in Muscat Ruwi is the business hub and the old town encompasses the palace, port area and the harbor. Originally a desert area, Muscat is now a metropolitan city with huge business opportunities and vast number of tourist attractions. Since the very beginning, this city had been a linking port for trade between the east and the west.
The landscape of Muscat is dominated by mountains particularly the Western Al Hajar mountain with typically white and low-lying apartments and complexes. The main business of the town depends upon porting, trading and petroleum keeping the fact in mind that the city lies in proximity to the Gulf of Oman along the Arabian Sea.
Being the largest city of the entire Governorate, Muscat, Oman is one of the world famous exporters of fishes, dates and mother of pearl. The major trading companies of the city include some world-renowned names like Saud Bahwan Group, Suhail Bahwan Group ad Zubair Automotive. Location
The geographical location of Muscat makes the climatic condition in the area quite unpredictable. The city is quite hot and humid in summers while the winters are pleasantly warm. In spite of such whimsical weather conditions, the tourist attraction of Muscat remains unaffected. Thousands of tourists visit the place regularly to quench their thirst for the undiscovered treasure of the Middle East.
The religious and pious background of the city makes Muscat quite traditional and the town expects the best of behavior from both its local residents as well the tourists. Public display of affection between the separate sexes is quite prohibited; smoking and drinking are allowed but preferably in privacy (and definitely not in public), and taking photographs is also avoidable at times.
However, the cuisine and the restaurants in Muscat more than compensate for the above restrictions. A variety of cuisines ranging from seafoods, chicken and vegetarian are available in the restaurants with the exception of alcohol. The hotels in the city, though serve their clients with alcohol. Apart from the food and lodging, what makes Muscat so interesting are the various places of visit.
Places to Visit
Few of such wonderful places include the Oman Museum, Al Araimi Centre, Sultan's Armed Forces Museum, Natural History Museum, Jalali, Mirani and Muttrah Forts, Old Muttrah Souk, Khamis Plaza, Bait Al Zubair, and Marine Science and Fisheries Centre. Then we also have the awesome palace of Sultan, undoubtedly one of the most impressive structures in Muscat. Also, something not to be missed in Muscat, Oman are the white-knuckle, dune Safari and the wadi. The wadi is the combination of the dried riverbed and the oasis. Anybody, who visits the city, makes it a point to go to these popular tourist destinations. Muscat, Oman is the best place in the world for a friendly relaxation and lots of shopping.
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