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Muscat Travel Guide

Muscat , the capital of Oman, is often called the "Jewel of Arabia" - its quaint gardens and modern children’s parks, the gorgeous beaches at Al Bustan, Al Qurum and Qantab beckon the tourist. Modern Muscat is beautiful with its sparkling waters and golden mountains, its historic past and their remnants. For all its beauty, there are not many sights to see in the city.

Muscat, Mutrah and Ruwi are the core districts of the capital of Muscat. The city rose to prominence in the 14th centuries as a small but important trading post, trading with places as distant as Africa and the Far East. The present day Muscat is the old port area and the Sultan’s palace is located here. Mutrah, about three km North West of Muscat, is the main trading and residential area. A few km inland from Muscat and Mutrah is Ruwi, the modern commercial district of Muscat.

Muscat is known as one of the cheapest city in the world to live in.

Muscat excels in arts and handicrafts. Now you know what to bring back home, isn’t it? Traditional jewellery, interesting baskets, wool carpets, wall hangings, carved handmade dagger and coffee pots, fragrant frankincense and many more……..

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