From a mosque to a market, you’ll see some of Muscat’s best bits on this full-day tour. Your first stop will be one of the world’s largest mosques, called the Grand Mosque. Inside, it’s really elaborate – one single handmade Persian carpet covers the entire floor space of the huge prayer room, while massive crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling. From the tranquillity of the mosque, you’ll be taken to the Barkha Fish Market, where locals haggle for the catch of the day. Next, you’ll stop off at the Al Thowarah hot springs and the Nakhl Fort, an enormous castle that sits on a rocky outcrop surrounded by palm trees. Then a buffet lunch is served at the Al Nahda resort before heading back to the ship.
Just so you know men are required to wear long clothing when visiting the Mosque. Ladies are expected to keep their heads, ankles and wrists covered while visiting here. Transparent or revealing clothes are not permitted either. Children under 10 years old are not allowed to enter the mosque.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.