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This is an area of Oman that approximately 800,000 people call home.
Marah Land and the Muscat Children’s Museum are lively and engaging activities, offering an afternoon of entertainment for the young and the young at heart.
The Oman Botanic Garden plays a vital role in conserving the area's botanical specimens. Be sure to head over and support the work that they do.
When the weather is fine, visit Qurum Park, an inviting space where the locals gather to enjoy fresh air and some time outdoors.
Nothing equals an afternoon spent out among nature to help replenish a travel-weary soul. When you need to escape the concrete jungle, make your way over to Qurm Nature Reserve.
See the world in a new light with a visit to one of the area's intriguing exhibition spaces. The Sultan's Armed Forces Museum and the PDO Oil & Gas Exhibition Centre offer a range of displays and collections that are bound to spark your curiosity. You might also want to consider a visit to the Bayt Al Zubair Museum and the Muscat Gate Museum.
Whiz kids should take a tour of PDO Planetarium, an engaging science institution.
Visitors interested in biological science and history should spend some time learning about the specimens and curiosities at the Oman Natural History Museum.
Muscat's arty side can been seen at the Bait Muzna Gallery.
Admire the fascinating exhibits and browse the well-preserved items and objects at the National Museum of Oman.
One of the more popular historic attractions around here is Old Watch Tower. This enlightening place gives visitors the chance to gain a greater understanding of the area's past.
A stop at Nakhal Fort and Al Jalali Fort is an easy way to find out more about the region's military history. You might also like to examine the unique design of Mutrah Fort and Al Mirani Fort.
Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace is a stately time capsule, boasting some of the finest architecture and furnishings in the region.
The castles here have withstood many enemy attacks and continue to be an imposing presence on the local landscape. An Naman Castle and As Sifah Castle will make you feel like you've become a character in a fairy tale.
Get out your camera, walk around the grounds and immerse yourself in the contemplative atmosphere at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
Visitors of all ages will find something of interest at the Sultan Qaboos University, a renowned educational institution. Those who have long been out of school will appreciate the modern facilities, while future students can see what lies ahead.
You'll soon find out why this area has a reputation as a great shopping destination. Update your wardrobe, grab some groceries or just enjoy the atmosphere at Muttrah Souq and Muscat City Centre Shopping Mall. Barka Souq and Markaz Al Bahja Mall are also lots of fun to visit.
Royal Opera House Muscat is one of the best venues to enjoy live entertainment. After the concert, have supper in one of the close-by restaurants and sample the local dishes.
Think you've seen everything in Muscat? Don't overlook Marina Bandar Al Rowdha, As Sifah Marina or Al Mouj Marina.
Located in the heart of Muscat, this luxury hotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Sultan's Armed Forces Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Muttrah Souq and Bait Al Baranda Museum. Port Sultan Qaboos and Mutrah Fish Market are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located in Azaiba, this spa hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. Gala Wentworth Golf Club and Avenues Mall are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located in Al Khuwair, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Oman Natural History Museum, Avenues Mall and Royal Opera House Muscat. Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex and Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque are also within 6 miles (10 km).
This family-friendly Muscat hotel is located in Al Khuwair, within 3 mi (5 km) of Avenues Mall, Oman Natural History Museum and Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. Qurum Commercial Center and Sabco Centre are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Barr Al Jissah resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of Marina Bandar Al Rowdha, Port Sultan Qaboos and Kalbuh Park. Riyam Park and Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace are also within 12 miles (20 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Shati Al Qurum hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Royal Opera House Muscat and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Qurum Park. Ras Al Hamra Golf Club and Muscat Children’s Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Situated in Muscat, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre and within 6 miles (10 km) of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. Gala Wentworth Golf Club and Almouj Golf are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located in the heart of Muscat, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Avenues Mall and within 3 miles (5 km) of Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex and Oman Natural History Museum. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.