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MUSCAT - the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel
The ancient city of Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman located on the Gulf of Oman, has been a busy port city since the 2nd century hence the name of the city means “Anchorage” in English. Thousands of years of history and trading with different cultures have given the city insurmountable wealth in artworks, artifacts and historical structures including 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites. The ancient seamlessly blends with the new creating a mysterious and enigmatic vacation spot for those who love adventure, beaches, cultures, history, leisure, shopping, and gastronomy. Visit ancient tombs and settlements; go trekking and rock climbing; watch camel and horse races; join the locals in revelry during colourful festivals; go diving or snorkeling at the beach; go turtle, bird, dolphin, or whale watching; visit the museums and the cultural theatre; go on a shopping spree at malls, many souks and specialty markets; treat your palates to local and international gourmet delights – There’s just so much to do and so much to experience.
Muscat mostly has a hot climate with long summer months. November through March is the cooler months with daytime average temperatures at below 90°F.
Muscat follows strict Islamic rules so it would be best to familiarize yourself with the local traditions in order to avoid untoward incidences during your Muscat, Oman vacation.
Muscat Tips - Muscat, the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel
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