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First time at Muscat!

After visiting the former capital Nizwa, we continued our trip to the current capital, Muscat. In proportion with the total population of Oman (almost 4 million), Muscat isn’t a real metropole, but nevertheless a very nice city!

There are many things to visit: mosques, forts, museums, markets, beaches, resorts, etc. The city holds some authentic and old venues as well as more modern places. Overall the city’s architecture is not my kind of thing, but if you know the sweet spots you start appreciating it.

While being a capital it still isn’t very expensive and traffic is not too bad. We went to everything by car and that was pretty convenient to do so.

This is a panoramic picture with the palace of the Sultan (Oman is a Sultanate) at the right.

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The city is completely surrounded by mountains which gives it a very pitoresque feeling.

Whenever in Dubai and having some time left, consider visiting this city!

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