Bandar Al Khayran Reserve
The place is the ideal point with divers, especially with the presence of more than 22 diving locations, each with its own charm and beauty. 30 minutes away boat ride from Marina Bandar Al Rawdha which is five minutes away from Al Bustan Palace.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and have an overnight stay at camping locations 1001 nights’ style. Located 300 kilometers away from Muscat, Try dunes bashing on your way to Bedouin family tent as you will be seeing the traditional hospitality of Omanis, relax back with a nice BBQ dinner and listen to the Omani Oud player bring you back to the past while feeling warm and comfortable front of the fire setup at night.
Dolphin shoals visit the shores of Oman in large numbers. Muscat and Musandam are famous for dolphin watching, Take the ride from Marina Bandar Al Rawdha which is 10 minutes away from Al Bustan Palace for an early morning glimpse of the elegant mammal.
All around Oman
The waters off Oman are home to some of the finest fishing in the world more than 30 variety species are found on the coastline of the country, these fishes are well known for their quality and can be found in big markets around the world such as Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.
This is a popular sport where camels compete at speeds of up to 64 kilometres per hour on tracks specially built for this kind of race. Races take place regularly. Almost all around Oman you can see this famous sport and you may also go to a dedicated website to check the season schedule: http://www.rca.gov.om
Go to Ras Al Jinz reserve 70 Km off Sur City and see the biggest Green Turtles Reserve in the world (50,000 Green Sea Turtles lives within 5 km ). Also famous as the first point to see sunrise in the Arab world Ras Al Hadd which is nearby from Ras Al Jinz has one of the country best beach spots.
Known as the Grand Canyon of Middle East, Jabal Shams is 3,000 meters above sea level. Located 250 kilometers away from Muscat City.
You must visit the Muttrah Souk, the oldest in Oman, to experience local trading and bargaining. In this souq you will find everything you might want to purchase as a souvenir. There is a large choice of silverwear, tradtional carved wood, clothes, and frankincense. Ensure you walk through towards the end of the souq in order to visit the gold souq.