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Muscat, Oman

Muscat offers the visitor a rare opportunity to witness a modern center existing in harmony with its traditional culture. With its natural harbour, Muscat, meaning ‘anchorage’, lies in a natural bowl. Our tour of the Grand Mosque (excluding Thursdays and Fridays) and Bait al Zubair Museum (excluding Fridays) is a brief introduction that traces Oman’s history and development. After driving along the Cornice to visit the fish market and colourful Mutrah Souq, we make a photo stop at the official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the magnificent Al Alam Palace which is flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts of Mirani and Jalali. (All visitors must be fully covered to wristsand ankles; ladies must wear a scarf covering hair and neck for a visit to the Grand Mosque.) 

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