travel42 Port Guide: Muscat

Muscat travel42 Port of Call Guide

Oman's capital, Muscat, lies on the Gulf of Oman coast. It is not one city but rather a combination of three urban areas and a number of districts strewn over 80 sq mi/130 sq km. Because of the hills scattered throughout the area, the three towns have remained distinct entities.

The chief city, sometimes called Old Muscat, is set on a beautiful, crescent-shaped bay. Behind Muscat, jagged mountains form a lovely, although stark, backdrop. The Old Town area, known as Mutrah, is a small port encl...

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