Welcome to Muscat

Even the name is evocative, with Westerners associating it with an aromatic wine that awakens the senses. The Omani capital certainly awakens the senses too, from old souks to the Sultan’s Palace, the jewel-bedecked Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque to a state-of-the-art Royal Opera House. The backdrop is certainly dramatic too, with mountains, turquoise bays, and sunlit sandstone cliffs.