The official capital of Oman is Muscat, only a small part of a larger grouping of cities and towns strung some 40 kms along the coast of the Gulf of Oman.
Muscat, like much of Oman, is dominated by trade. The more traditional exports of the city include dates, mother of pearl, frankincense and fish. Many of the souks of old Muscat and Muttrah sell these items and traditional Omani artefacts.
Muscat includes the the medieval forts of Jalali and Mirani.and the memorable Al Alam Palace. Also in Muscat is Bait Zubair Museum with its well displayed collection of Omani heritage. From Muscat the town and port of Muttrah is a few moments drive away.
Enjoy time with the Dolphins an early morning sea based trip to enjoy the sight of one of the pods of Dolphins that inhabit that Gulf of Oman. The coast along Muscat is spectacular and reason enough to take this trip.
For Sight seeing in Muscat, the Best time to visit in Muscat is from December to March. The temperatures are moderate and pleasant, making it easy to move around. Unless the visitor is accustomed to Climate in Muscat, travel to Muscat during middle of March to October is not recommended. It is very exhausting during this time of the year with the average temperature between 31 C to 38 C. There are possibilities of sunburn and dehydration.