Wander the winding narrow streets of Mutrah Souq - the oldest souq in Oman to hunt for souvenirs. Or take a tour of the Royal Opera House and you'll be dazzled by the intricate marble exteriors and delicately carved Arabic wood interiors. No visit to Muscat would be complete without admiring the hand-loomed Persian carpet and Swarovski crystal chandeliers at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. But if you are looking to uncover the Omani customs and get to know more, about this captivating country, the Bait Al Zubair museum has a great collection of traditional Omani artefacts.
Set your alarm and head to Nizwa early, to watch local farmers gather to auction livestock at the famous Friday goat market, and try the local delicacy of seasoned dates. And before you leave this ancient city behind, head to the oldest fort in Oman to learn about the fascinating and gruesome tactics used to protect the area from invasion.
Stay in Salalah and you'll have many archaeological attractions to explore, including the UNESCO World Heritage site - Al Baleed. It's here that you can see the ongoing excavations and the frankincense museum a fascinating way to get your culture fix.