After Breakfast at the hotel. At 0800 hrs guests get together and depart for a full-day Muscat City Tour. The tour winds through Oman's exclusive residential area of Shati Al Qurum with its elegant villas. We then visit the Grand Mosque. The idea was for the Grand Mosque to be the major central place of worship in the Sultanate.
• Grand Mosque is open from Saturday to Thursday from 0800hrs to 1100 hrs only
• Ladies visiting the mosque are required to cover their heads and not wear shorts, beach wear or sleeveless outfits
We continue our visit to Bait AI Zubair, a private museum that houses traditional Omani Heritage items. The exhibits include collections of Omani Weaponry, Jewellery, Clothing, Household Items, Books, Photographs, Paintings, Maps, etc. which aims to show and preserve the rich Omani heritage and culture. After the purchases being made we then proceed to the Walled city of Muscat where we then come face to face with the magnificent Al Alam Palace, the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, which is an architectural marvel for both the design and its location between the two forts Mirani and Jalali. Continue via the waterfront corniche and visit the colorful Muttrah Souq one of the most popular souqs in the Middle East. Take a walk in its network of passages beckoning with a myriad of merchandise, from color full imported fabrics to exotic Oriental spices, perfumes and richly hand-crafted artifacts. A visit to this frenetic, pulsating hub of Muscat's old quarter makes for a delightful experience. 1330 hrs, we transport to Muscat Hills for the lunch. After these visits we return back to the hotel at 1830 hrs. Overnight stay at Hotel in Muscat.