First you will drive to the Grand Mosque for a photo stop. The Mosque is beautiful by night, as it is illuminated from all sides with floor spot lights and the grandeur of its architectural genius truly comes alive. Next you will drive through Embassy Road, which is also a wonderful sight with the tress flanking the pavements on both sides and forming dancing shadows on the lovely Embassy buildings built like typical Arabic villas. From here you will drive to the Corniche via the beach road.
The Corniche is near the main Mina Al Sultan Qaboos port of Oman and the Muttrah souk. A short stop will allow you to visit the souk and stock up on all the typical Oman souvenirs that are sold in almost every shop! At night all the ships in the harbor are also illuminated, especially His Majesty the Sultans personal yacht. The next stop is the Bait Al Zubair Museum. It is one of the most informative museums in Oman and focuses mainly on the traditional culture and lifestyle of the people of the Sultanate. From here we proceed on to see the Sultans Palace and the two forts Jalali and Mirani which guard it. The forts were built by the Portuguese in the 16th century. On the way back we shall pass through the old city of Muscat and stop at the Al- Bustan Palace Hotel for a short photo-opportunity or a coffee/refreshment break (optional). Back to hotel /or dinner as follows (optional):
Dinner is at a typical Arabic restaurant, Kargeen situated in the heart of the new Muscat. Dinner will include a set menu consisting of a variety of delectable Arabic specialties followed by a deliciously flavored hubly-bubly (water pipe or shisha) to enhance the laid back mood!