Conference hotels in Muscat
Because of its location as a harbour in West Oman, Muscat always has been a important hub for travellers and tradesmen. Today this is still the same, Muscat is dependent on trade for its economic stability, not only oil. Today, the main port of Mina Sultan Qaboos, a port in the Muscat metropolitan area, is a hub of trading between Oman and the Persian Gulf, India, and the Far East. This attracted many companies to settle here. Well known companies like Hertz, Toshiba, Subaru, Hewlett Packard, GM, Toyota, Rent-a-Car, Mitsubishi, Chrysler and more. Many businessmen travell to Muscat to have meetings, presentations and conferences. Those businessmen or business travellers can stay and work in conference hotels or business hotels. Those hotels have big conference and meeting rooms, for up to several hundreds of people, with professional audio, video and presentation equipment. They even supply business - secretarial services and meeting and event staff. Muscat is a diplomatic hub also.
Tourism plays a role in the economy. Muscat is becoming a premier vacation and resort destination for travelers all over the world, and millions come to the city. Tourists visit the many sights, shops & shopping malls, markets & souks, museums, forts, festivals and galleries the city and municipality offer. Also Muscat is very suited for sports tourisme, tourists can do: night safaris, scuba diving, sailing trips, rock climbing, trekking, camel & horseback riding and watch turtles, dolphins and other beautiful animals. Muscat also has many small and large parks, like Riyam park.
Tourist must visit tips: Al Jalali Fort, Al Mirani fort, Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace Guarded by the twin forts of Jalali & Mirani, Corniche Area, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Bait az-Zubair Museum and Nakhal Fort.
Museum tips: Bait Al Zubair, Bait Muzna Gallery, Children's Museum, Shatti al qurum, Marine Science & Fisheries Centre, National Museum, Natural History Museum, Omani French Museum, Omani Museum and the Sultan's Armed Forces Museum.