Destination Guide


A place to escape from the everyday.

Destination Guide Muscat

When In Muscat, You Must

Know Before You Go

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Travel With Confidence

Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the streets.

As-salamu alaykum

[ a.laj.kum] exclamation
Never go wrong with a friendly greeting!
As-salamu alaykum, how can I get to Muttrah Souq?

Neighborhoods to Explore

1. Mutrah Corniche

Take a refreshing stroll along the boardwalk, stop at Muttrah souk for souvenirs, and the fish market to take in the local fishing culture. If you have energy left, climb to a lookout point and watch the sunset over the Arabian sea.

2. Shati Al-Qurum

At the doorstep of our fabulous property, Shatti Al-Qurum is the heart of modern Muscat. Home to the Royal Opera House Muscat, shopping malls, restaurants, and bars and the famous Muscat coastline.

3. Old Muttrah

A maze of alleyways and traditional Omani homes featuring ornate doors and iconic window balconies. Take in the history and finish up with an ice cream or local chai karak by the beach.

4. Al Mouj

Known as The Wave, Al Mouj is a hip place to enjoy a walk by the seafront, with a big variety of restaurants and cafes to visit.

Ultimate Access


Kunafat Jadoo

Al Muntazah St

Kunafa (or kanafeh) is a sugar-soaked pastry that is common in a number of Arabic countries. It's a must-try and this is the place.


Mohammed Mkaouri / Insider

Order the blooming tea.


Eye Candy

Opera Galleria

Take a stroll through Eye Candy, the most unique boutique at Opera Galleria. You’ll find everything from shoes to rings to bracelets.


Mohammed Mkaouri / Insider

Make everyone jealous by personalizing your handbag.


Dukanah Cafe

Alghubra St

Coming here is like going back in time. The atmosphere is amazing and the food is even better!


Mohammed Mkaouri / Insider

Try Quroos, little crepes with date honey


Mutrah Souq

Al Bahri Rd

Take a walk thru the colorful paths of the traditional souq in the heart of Muscat. Get some goodies while talking with the locals.


Mohammed Mkaouri / Insider

Walk to the end of the street where you can try some sweet confections at a Halwa factory.

Either / Or

manis cafe


Mani's Cafe

Street 449

After a workout grab a granola bowl and fresh pressed juice.




Opera Galleria

Retox with some beats & cocktails at the hottest place in Opera Galleria House.

Packing List


1. Sunblock – Make sure to have skin protection while exploring the Arabian streets of Muscat

2. Kaftan – It’s always useful to cover your shoulders or knees while respecting the culture

3. Water Bottle – Stay hydrated while sightseeing

4. Sunglasses – Sun is always shining in Muscat, so protect those eyes