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3 Day Family Itinerary

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Whether an extended weekend, stopover or short city break, three days in Oman can deliver lasting memories and build anticipation for your next visit.

Day 1

Big Bus City Tour

Double decker busses are always fun, especially if they offer a hop-on- and hop-off service that stops at most Muscat landmarks. Stops include the Sultan’s Palace/The National Museum, Shatti Al Qurum close to Qurum Beach and other attractions.

Place and People Museum

Place and People Museum is located along Muttrah’s beautiful waterfront – or corniche – and divided into three different exhibits: an old Omani house showcasing living in the Sultanate in the 1950s to 1970s, a museum highlighting Omani clothing and a modern art gallery.

Seeb Souq

Located along the coastal road in Seeb, this souq is a sprawling market selling anything from stunning traditional jewellery and luxurious perfume oils, to livestock and locally grown fruits.

Muttrah Souq and Fish Market

Located close to each other along Muttrah’s scenic corniche, Muttrah Souq and Fish Market are the highlights of this historic waterfront. Early each morning, local fishermen sell their fresh catch at the fish market and Muttrah Souq is the perfect place to barter for traditional silver jewellery, Frankincense, fabrics and many more unique souvenirs.

Quriyat

The fishing village of Quriyat, en route to Sur, is a favourite with bird watchers. Species such as Kingfishers and Grey Herons are known to frequent the surrounding lagoons.

Day 2

Khasab to Muscat

Return to Muscat using the high-speed ferry or by air and relax on the way. Once you arrive, take the opportunity to visit Old Muscat, the area of Muttrah, where you can walk the picturesque corniche and purchase souvenirs from the traditional souq.

Oman Natural History Museum

Located at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, the Oman Natural History Museum provides a fascinating insight into the geological heritage of the Sultanate and its impressive flora and fauna, with displays of mammals, insects and birds as well as a beautiful botanical garden outside.

Muttrah Souq and Fish Market

Located close to each other along Muttrah’s scenic corniche, Muttrah Souq and Fish Market are the highlights of this historic waterfront. Early each morning, local fishermen sell their fresh catch at the fish market and Muttrah Souq is the perfect place to barter for traditional silver jewellery, Frankincense, fabrics and many more unique souvenirs.

Stal Gallery

This art gallery was created to promote modern visual arts and aims to bring local talent into the spotlight and provide a platform for internationally acclaimed artists. Visitors can find the gallery in Madinat Sultan Qaboos, close to the British Council.

Quriyat

The fishing village of Quriyat, en route to Sur, is a favourite with bird watchers. Species such as Kingfishers and Grey Herons are known to frequent the surrounding lagoons.

Day 3

Muscat to Khasab

A high-speed ferry travels from Muscat to Oman’s most northern region – Musandam. Take this opportunity to sit back and relax. Alterntivaly, flights are available.

Al Baleed Archaeological Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is part of the Land of Frankincense. Al Baleed Archaeological Park in Salalah is a large area with remains of what was once a very important trading port from the 8th to 16th century, enabling the widespread distribution of Frankincense grown further inland.

Sharqiyah Sands

The Sharqiyah Sands allows visitors to experience the desert first hand, with dunes reaching as far as the horizon and the area teeming with wildlife. Dune bashing is one of the many favourite activities for visitors to the Sharqiyah Sands.

The Sugar Dunes of Al Khaluf

Vicino alla città di Filim, le Sugar Dunes di Al Khaluf sono davvero all’altezza del loro nome, con una vasta distesa di dune di sabbia bianca che si estendono fino alla costa. Per esplorare quest’area è necessario un veicolo a 4 ruote motrici e si consiglia di utilizzare i servizi di una guida.

Village of Lima

Circondato da montagne e accessibile in barca, il villaggio di Lima è famoso per l’artigianato locale, in particolare l’Al Jarz, una piccola ascia tradizionale. La gita in barca ti porterà attraverso splendide viste marine dove ammirare formazioni rocciose uniche.