About this book
Bradt's e-city guide to Muscat by expert authors Diana Darke and Tony Walsh provides all the information you need to visit not just this historic city, but to discover the surrounding coast and villages also. Full practical information is detailed, including hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, walks, maps and transport, as well as the key sights, from the opulent Royal Opera House to the impressive Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The city centre is covered in detail, and also included are the areas of Al Qurum, Al Khuwair, Al Athaiba and As Sib, plus the coast southeast of Muscat, including Marina Bandar Al Rowdha.
Museums, galleries, nature reserves and national parks, sandy beaches and secluded bays are all included, as are language and featured aspects of local life and history, from Tim Severin's building of The Sohar, a recreation of Sindbad's ship, to early foreign policy. Muscat and its surrounds offer a wide array of outdoor activities and the Bradt e-city guide includes details of many, from birdwatching and whale and dolphin watching to camping, desert safaris, rock climbing, caving, mountain trekking, wadi bashing, diving, snorkelling, game fishing, sailing and boat trips.
Written in an engaging and colourful style that entertains as much as informs, Bradt's e-City Muscat is drawn from the fourth edition of the larger Bradt guide to Oman.