How to spend top weekend in Muscat - ideas on extraordinary attractions and sites

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Visit Majlis al Jinn Cave

Several tourist companies in Osman are happy to offer you a tour of the amazing natural attractions. This is the Majlis al Jinn cave. It is located a 2-hour drive from Muscat. It was only available to professional climbers and extreme skydivers in the past. However, you can complete 2 days of training to go get acquainted with it today.
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You can get inside the cave only from above, through one of the 3 holes. They are located on the surface of the plateau. These holes look like black holes in the ground. You will be able to descend 10 meters into the ground. You will find yourself in a huge hall. Its length is 31 meters, width – 225 meters, and height – 120 meters. You will listen to the guide's story about the appearance of the cave while under the arches of Majlis al Jinn and admiring the play of sunlight on its walls.

Tours of Muscat's Forts

Several forts are located in the vicinity of Muscat. You can visit the Nakhal Fort, for example. It was built in the 17th – 18th centuries. You will have the opportunity to get inside the fortress and look at the ornaments beautifully carved. They are made on ceilings, windows, and doors. You can climb to the top of the Fort to admire the mountains and the oasis where date palms grow. Copyright
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There are also Jalali and Mirani Forts in the suburbs. They were built by the Portuguese in the 16th century. They are used to guard Muscat today. If you decide to visit them you will get the opportunity to learn interesting information about the history of the country and look at archaeological finds, including ancient swords and clothing of soldiers. If you want to get to the top floor of the fortress you can use an electric lift or a steep spiral staircase.
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Journey to the Snake Canyon

If you like to explore natural attractions you should pay attention to the 6-hour journey to the Snake Canyon. It passes through huge rocks, picturesque waterfalls, and high mountains. First, you can cross the coastline of the Batinah valley. Then you will walk along the Wadi Bani Auf. If you can get to a narrow gorge that resembles a serpentine, sandwiched between rocks, you will get a chance to test your strength and fitness by swimming, jumping, and climbing.
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Visit Wadi Bani Auf

If you contact any travel agency in Muscat you can book an excursion to the Al-Hajar Mountains. Visit the Wadi Bani Auf is included in the tour. It connects the drying of the river channel, located between the mountain ranges. You can stop at Nakhal Fort during your trip. You will also take a walk along the bottom of the gorge in the Wadi then. You will have a chance to overcome a narrow limestone canyon with a length of 10 kilometers, and then go through the clay. If it is rain, you will admire the numerous waterfalls and even swim in the water of the resulting pools 2-6 meters deep.
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Sea Leisure

You can find suitable active leisure on the beaches of Muscat. You can go scuba diving, boat trip, and do jet skiing, wakeboarding, and surfing. You can also go on a yacht cruise in the Gulf of Oman. You can watch whales and dolphins during the cruise. If you want to see other inhabitants of the underwater world without sinking into the sea you should contact the Marina Bander Al Rowdha yacht club. The boat departs 4 times a day from here. There is a large window in its case. You will be able to see corals, tropical fish, and turtles while onboard this vessel.
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Wahiba Sands Desert

The Wahiba Sands desert is located 190 kilometers south of Muscat. You can go for a tour here to see the amazing shifting sand dunes. They change color from amber to pale orange. You will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the local flora and fauna while traveling on the Wahiba Sands. You will also learn about the Bedouin way of life.
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Notable celebrations and festivals in Oman

Day of Arafat is one more holiday that doesn’t have a fixed date. As a rule, it is celebrated in the period from the end of July to the beginning of September. This is an important day for all Muslims and the second day of the Haji pilgrimage. People visit mosques and pray. After that, Eid al-Fitr, one of the most important Islamic holidays is celebrated in the country. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son. The Islamic New Year is celebrated in this part of the year as well. It also doesn’t have a fixed date that is shifted 11 days every ear. The first month of Islamic New Year is met with prayers, lighting candles, and divine service. … Open
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