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Muscat, Oman

Buy a hand-embroidered cap (the typical headdress for Omani men), perfumed oils and Asian antiques throughout Mutrah Souk, a maze of shops just off Muscat’s corniche. This traditional souk is a great place to meet locals and engage with...

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Jawharat Al Shatti Shopping Centre, Oman

This gallery is operated by a not-for-profit organization aimed at supporting local artisans. Wares include a range of decorative household items such as rugs, baskets and pottery. There is also a unique collection of jewelry and regional...

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In the late 17th century, Zanzibar became part of the Sultanate of Oman, and that historic connection is still felt today through Omani cuisine, attire and handicrafts. At Zanzibar Island, enjoy an authentic Zanzibarian meal while exploring the...

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Al Bashair St, مسقط، Oman

Old wooden tables, traditional red-and-black seating and Arabian fanoos (lanterns) give this outdoor restaurant an ambiance of Old World intrigue. The multinational cuisine features local favorites as well as excellent Italian pizza prepared by...

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Muscat, Oman

Step back in time at Bait Al Zubair, a growing museum featuring an array of historical Omani artifacts including early photographs, maps and stamps as well as jewelry, weaponry and household items dating back to the earliest days of the...

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Muscat, Oman

This white, gold and blue palace is one of six royal residences in the sultanate. Visitors walk along an impressive boulevard to reach Al-Alam’s iron front gates. While civilians are not allowed inside the palace, it is still a worthy stop...

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Al Mujamma St, مسقط، Oman

Once a royal summer home called Bait Al-Falaj (Bait means home in Arabic), this museum showcases Oman’s extensive military history and international relations. For many years, the museum served as a military headquarters—and in the...

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Al Bustan St, Muscat, Oman

Sip afternoon tea under Al Bustan’s magnificent 38-meter-high (125-foot-high) domed lobby or have a stroll through the hotel’s gardens and lagoons. This place is more than just a hotel, what with its historic roots (it was constructed...

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Sultan Qaboos St, ولاية بوشر، Oman

Encircled by beds of delicate flowers and small trees, this mosque invites worshippers to rediscover tranquillity as if they were walking in a 6th-century Persian garden. With the western Al-Hajar Mountains a heartbeat away, the...