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Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC

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Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

Grand Mosque is one of the main attractions of Muscat and is only 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel. This glorious piece of modern Islamic architecture is a gift to the nation from Sultan Qaboos to mark his 30th year of reign. The main prayer hall is breathtakingly rich. The Persian carpet alone measures 70m by 60m wide, making it the second-largest hand-loomed Iranian carpet in the world.

What's New

One of the most anticipated projects in the country, the Mall of Muscat, is already open. The key highlight of this ambitious project is the Oman Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the Middle East. It contains 3 million liters of water, 50+ exhibits, a walk-through tunnel and over 30,000 animals. It is located within 15 minutes drive from the hotel.

Tips

Hotel is adjacent to the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center, the biggest convention and meeting facility in Oman. Grand Mosque, one of sultanate’s best tourist attractions is within 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel and It takes only 5 minutes to reach Muscat International Airport and Business hubs such as Ghala, Rusayl, Seeb, Knowledge oasis and Mwailah.

Must Do

Muscat City lies in midst of dry mountains, lulled by the Arabian Sea. A visit to the Grand Mosque, Mattrah Souq, Fish market and National museum is a must. Trip to Badar Al Khiran, Wadi Shab, Wahiba Sands and going for dolphin watching and snorkeling or diving is something you don’t want to miss while you are in beautiful city.

Don't Go Home Without

You do not want to miss out on the Omani Halwa and Shuwa if you love to try the local cuisine. Frankincense, Pottery incense burner, Amouage perfume, and the Khanjar are something you can take home as a gift or souvenir.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Sultan Qaboos Street, Muscat,

This main mosque in Oman was inaugurated by the Sultan of Oman on May 4, 2001. The mosque is built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone. The main prayer hall is square with a central dome rising to a height of fifty metres above the floor. The dome and the main minaret and four flanking minarets are the mosque’s chief visual features. The mosque is a visual treat and one of the must-visit in Muscat.