Here, in this article, it may not be possible to talk about all of the places which are present in Oman but here we have attempted to list down two of the best tourist cities, frequented by tourists across the world that are Muscat and Salalah.
What you can see in Muscat?
Let us first begin with what you can see in Muscat. Yes, this capital city of Oman is one of the most happening cities here. Tourists who have plans to spend holidays in Oman first think of the Muscat holidays. The reason for this can just be very simple.
This is the city which has got almost everything which any tourist would love to see during their tour. Here, we have listed down a few of the best places in Muscat that you shall visit as a tourist such as Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace, Al Jalali Fort and Al Mirani Fort, Wadi Shab, Corniche Area, Riyam Park, Nakhal Fort etc.
Museums here in Muscat
If you are curious to know something about this great Arabian Oman then you can go to any of the best museums here. This city houses almost 6-10 museums within itself. You can come to know more about Oman or its history by visiting any of the best museums such as Bait Al Zubair, the National Museum, Omani French Museum, The Sultan’s Armed Forces Museum, etc (If you are here with your family on holidays then you can take your children to a museum which is specifically for children named as children’s museum).
Muscat for Shopaholics
As this is the main capital city of Oman, here you can find so many shopping malls or centers. If you are a shopaholic and you are fond of shopping (or if you are looking forward to buying something or taking home something as a token of your visit to this great city) then you can have the chance to go to any of the best shopping centers in the city such as Muscat City Centre, Qurum City Centre, Lulu Hypermarket, Safeer Hyper Market, etc. These are the shopping areas where you can get anything you like.
What you can see in Salalah?
Well, after Muscat in Oman, Salalah can be considered the second-best place. Yes, this city too, (even though very much smaller in size in comparison to the main capital city of Oman which is Muscat), has everything that can keep any tourist busy or entertained during their Oman tour here.
Sultan Qaboos’ Palace
Here are so many tourist places which are the best but anyone who comes here never would like to miss out on the chance to see the city’s main attraction which is Sultan Qaboos’ Palace. Yes, this palace can said to be the main attraction of the city which attracts a large number of tourists. Other tourist places which you shall visit during your stay here in this city include Al-Hisn Souq and Khor Rori.
The Haffa Souq (a marketplace)
If you are wondering where you can go in Salalah for shopping then you need to just simply head towards this special market where you can get an opportunity to buy almost anything, handicrafts, souvenirs, etc. Just be a bit smarter when you shop here. You will have to be very adept at dealing with the shopping owners who may try to persuade you to buy a thing for 2 TL for 10 TL (Turkish Lira). You will have to have good bargaining skills and if you are the one who does not have such skills then you may suffer a bit of losses.
Event – Khareef
One special thing about Salalah is the event that is related to Khareef (in a different word, monsoon). Khareef is celebrated here as an annual event with all fervor and enthusiasm. Many tourists from different parts of the world come here especially to be a part of this festival which is very typical of Salalah. Just join this festival if you are here in the monsoon season (July-Aug).
So what are you waiting for? Just get your bags packed and get ready to go for the lovely Oman holidays. Spend your time in any of the best cities such as Salalah or Oman or any other city which you would love to without even creating any hole in your pocket. Your holidays here are going to be very budget-friendly. Yes, you may not have to pay more to get an experience of real Arabian holidays here in Oman.