Sultan’s Palace

Muscat

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Sultan’s Palace

Although no tours are offered inside the palace, the building (one of Sultan Qaboos' residences, now used primarily for ceremonial purposes) is worth a quick stop by when touring the nation's capital. Two 16th century forts (Mirani and Jalali) are located on both sides of the palace.

Do & See

Muscat's geographical positioning in close proximity to the sea, desert and mountains provides visitors with an endless list of possible activities. With natural beauty, beach resorts, an emerging cultural scene (facilitated much by the recently constructed Royal Opera House) and historical relics, the nation's capital is guaranteed to keep travelers busy both on land (mosques, forts and souqs) and at sea (dolphin-watching tours and snorkeling, to name a few).