Holidaying in Muscat Oman

Still on the Middle East mini tour, after spending a week in Dubai, we went off to spend a weekend in Muscat, Oman. We have friends over there, so it was nice to catch up and explore the lovely city. Muscat is a beautiful conservative city. It is nothing as fancy as Dubai, but it is worth a visit if you are around the area.


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We stayed over at Raddison Blu hotel, which was fab. We were hardly ever in the hotel because we were too busy trying to see the entire city in 48 hours, but the room was dead comfy when we needed it.

Muscat was very warm, it was over 38 degrees most of the time, but not as warm as Dubai. The kids had an amazing time. We visited many child friendly parks, one of them being Funtazmo in Oman Avenues Mall. It is the largest indoor family amusement centre in Oman. There were all sorts of games and rides, to keep the adults and children busy. We had a lovely time there.


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It was 1 ride after the other for us. There was no dull moment here at Funtazmo, the kiddies didn’t want to leave. I even got on a few rides myself, screaming my lungs out as usual!




After spending a few hours here at the mall, we visited a few other shopping malls, markets, restaurants and the famous Al Qurum Natural Park (all in 48 hours). We visited the park at night, and got on even more rides with the kids. It was an amazing experience I would never forget.

I was too busy with the rides to remember to take some photos at the Al Qurum Natural Park, but the memories will stay with me forever!

Have you visited Muscat in Oman? Do you have any summer holidays planned? Please sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for reading.



30 responses

  1. It’s interesting to learn about this area as I don’t know very much about it. I’m pleased you had such a great time x

  2. Sounds amazing! I’d probably find the heat too much, I’m typically fair skinned Irish so I don’t cope well with intense heat. You make Oman sound very appealing though 🙂

  3. I haven’t visited Oman but my mum’s friend used to live/work there so I have a lot of letters from there, as she used to write to me when I was little, to encourage me to read.
    I’d love to visit. Perhaps in the cooler months because I’d like to see something of the outdoors and not just stay in air conditioned buildings (however amazing they are).

  4. Been to Dubai for my birthday celebration. I guess I missed out Oman, maybe on my next travel I will definitely check must visit places in Oman too.

  5. This looks like so much fun and definitely one that my little guy would enjoy! He loves the arcade when we go away!

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