Activities for a Rainy Day in Muscat

What to Do in Muscat When it Rains

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Muscat

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  • m1st3ryGu3st
    Houten, The Netherlands148 contributions
    Very impressive to see this Mosque. We advice you to take a guided tour so you have someone who can explain everything you see. If you are planning to visit make sure you arrive early and take apron 1 hour to see the whole place.
    After the tour we went to the visitor centre where we could ask all questions we had about the Mosque, the Islam and the Koran. It was well worth the visit!
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • sunny1
    Ipswich, UK497 contributions
    This is a must visit when in Muscat. There is a huge amount of carved teak and the double staircase in the entrance is very beautiful. Our guide told us how the size and shape of the stage can be altered and even the walls of the auditorium can go in and out. It truly is a spectacular building
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Y. A.
    16 contributions
    Beautiful national museum, tells you all the history of Oman! and wow great history! Guides with perfect English will show you around and explain to you how to walk in order to get follow the path of the country's history.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • FOL-1003
    Berlin, Germany1,727 contributions
    liked it alot as its not so much into nation building like museum but more into real life

    there are a few floors, main hall dedicated to life of the tribes and their living and customs.

    one floor full of stamp collections!
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • FredPurdue
    Seattle, WA2,239 contributions
    We stopped here on a cruise excursion that combined a tour of the city center with a stop at the Souq. As an amateur photographer I found the combination of old and new worlds to be interesting subjects. My suggestion: travel light. My DSLR with a zoom lens was a great choice. The city center shots needed speed due to the motion of the bus. The choice of zoom lens made for easy and quick grab shots. As always watch for distracting reflections in bus windows. look ahead to be prepared for opportunities. Ps: we traveled here just before the pandemic hit.
    Written 26 October 2020
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  • Y. A.
    16 contributions
    we couldn't visit it, however it's beautiful! it was right in front of our hotel - beautiful architecture and the lighting makes it even more special
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Cecilia G
    Muscat, Oman58 contributions
    Very simple place to eat well for the amount of the bill.Salad,hommous are very fresh and the portions are large.The bread is an absolute dream you have to try to eat it when hot.At the end of the meal,for a perfect digestiona perfect tea:clove tea!Enjoy!!
    Written 22 January 2020
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  • Mohan S
    Mumbai148 contributions
    This mall contains a different variety of shops. all brand shops are available here. this place is very good for shopping.one of the biggest malls in Oman.
    Written 6 August 2020
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  • comrade98
    Dunblane, UK120 contributions
    Really enjoyable - well worth a visit if you are interested in military history. My personal guide, who was a member of the Royal Guard, was excellent. The location of the museum is lovely, Excellent exhibits - I was mostly interested in the more modern stuff from 20th century and covering the Jebel war through the Dhofar rebellion up to present day - there is plenty of that, well displayed.
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • Vr
    Ahmedabad, India19 contributions
    Mall Is fine connected with the hotel... and had variety of shops and food court is good..local grocery shopping there is careful...
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Poached Plum
    Irish in Hertfordshire430 contributions
    Lovely little museum just under the fort. A short walk along the Corniche to the museum where we were warmly welcomed and had the museum to ourselves. A traditional Omani home with items up to 1960s/70s interspersed with some paintings which are a joy.
    Written 11 March 2020
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  • Jim H
    Stockport, UK86 contributions
    This is in an old house and was just behind our hotel (Naseem). It can be "done" in an hour but is an enjoyable wander through a very oild house with lots of art and history arranged more like a stately home than a modern museum.
    On the ground floor is a room with an interactive model showing how the continents have moved over time. Great for kids and grandads to turn the wheel and change geology! You will not be able to miss the world's only Romanian-Omani dinosaur either!
    Written 18 February 2020
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  • imran3
    Middlesbrough, UK82 contributions
    Was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable this exhibition centre was. Floor markings guide you through the centre to follow the stages of oil and gas production.

    Interactive exhibits include videos, games and experiments showcasing processes of discovering, extracting and uses of oil and gas.

    The ecoOman centre focuses on alternative energy and sustainability. It has a power tower and is super interesting.

    There is no entry fee!

    For teenagers and adults, younger children will need entertaining after a while.

    Definitely worth a visit if you need 2-3 hours out of the sun!
    Written 22 November 2019
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  • Sami M
    Fujairah, United Arab Emirates20 contributions
    A small but informative museum to know about the natural history of Oman. There are display animals including a large sperm whale skeleton
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • kombizz
    usa5,057 contributions
    These white dome buildings were built for the science, biology hands on experiences for children and encouraging them to learn more about these subjects.
    Written 25 April 2020
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