Oman Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Oman - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Bait al Safah

  • Town/Village

Nestled in the mountain village of Al Hamra, about 30 minutes from Nizwa, you will find a fantastic living museum built in a 400-year-old...

Barka Halwa Factory

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

Oman is famous for its Halwa, a confection made from sugar, butter, saffron, and cornstarch. The Oman Halwa Factory in the town of Barka,...

Bimmah Sinkhole

  • Geological Site

An hour north of Sur, the aptly named Hawiyat Najm Park (Falling Star Park) is home to a 40 meter-wide sinkhole that, as legend has it,...

Dhow Building Yard

  • Local Interest–Sight

As the last remaining dhow -building factory in a city famous for its carved wooden trading vessels, this workshop is well worth a visit.

Jabal Akhdar

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Jabal Akhdar, the Green Mountain, is part of the rocky Al Hajar mountain range, and despite its name, at first it appears to be as martian...

Mutrah Corniche

  • Historic District/Site

One of the few places to walk in Muscat, the beautiful corniche runs along the sea from the top of the hill overlooking old Muscat, across...

Mutrah Fish Market

  • Market/Bazaar

From dawn until around 9 am, the fish market echos with the sound of haggling and piles of fresh fish and shellfish being hauled in,...

Mutrah Souq

  • Market/Bazaar

The main corridor of the Mutrah souq, the oldest marketplace in Muscat, is lined with shops selling mussars (the local turban wraps),...

Nizwa Livestock Market

  • Market/Bazaar

Every Friday the Nizwa souq becomes a hive of activity as the livestock market gets underway. Every type of livestock, from camels to...

Qalhat

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

As you approach Sur from Muscat on Rte. 17, you may notice small signs that read "The Ancient Village of Qalhat." Upon exiting the freeway,...

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