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Corniche, Muscat Governorate
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Take a stroll along Corniche, a scenic waterfront promenade in Muscat’s Muttrah district. A bustling hub of commercial activity, the sweeping seaside road leads you along the spacious port, often packed with traditional "dhow" boats, the old Portuguese fort, and the lively fish market. Enjoy picturesque views of the mountainous seafront as you walk or cycle the road, and pay a visit to the famous Souq bazaar, an ancient marketplace where you can hunt for bargains and browse its labyrinthine stalls, which sell an array of antiques, jewelry, handicrafts, and vibrant fabrics. A visit to Corniche represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Muttrah travel itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Second cruise day we stand in the port of Muscat, capital of Oman. This afternoon we depart back to the U.A.E.. There are half-day free. Muscat, as those cities that we visited different from European. Here you cannot bypass all the attractions on foot. You can either ride a taxi or ride a tour bus. It costs a lot of order 68 dollars per person. For a family of three people turns out expensive, Yes and watch in our understanding here. Hence the conclusion-we will walk along the seafront and enjoy opening views of the Jelali revolts and forts Mirani left over from the Portuguese. From ships at the historic Quay offers a nice view. From which we can conclude that the construction of high-rise buildings here is prohibited. All the buildings are low and painted white. In addition to the two forts on shore on each Hill has a watchtower, a main attraction in the heart of the local market, Muttrah. It is intended mainly for tourists as the main item here is souvenirs, local clothes and incense. Here you can walk is that of curiosity and local surroundings. Of the attractions of the market should highlight the central dome and mosaics with views of Muscat. From the market we will go for a walk just along the promenade. Quite a bit just doesn't get to the viewing platform in the form of a white ball, as old in the contemplation of the entertainment of the local audience-feeding seagulls. Large flock and wanders over the heads and trying to snatch the big chunk. On quay there is another entertainment is watching the beautiful yacht Sultan and cruise ships. Still not clear what more the old tub. And another note on marble slabs on which are engraved the most important attractions of the country. Near the market there is a Museum of the history of the city. We were not there, but from the words of eyewitnesses interesting exposition with the bones of a dinosaur.
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  • The Corniche is the coastal Avenue of Muscat, which goes along the coast of the Gulf of Oman, - hand - and - another - the various attractions of the capital omani, such as port Sultan Qaboos, Mutrah market and the Al - Alam Palace, among others. Its surrounding areas are landscaped and presented various sculptures and monuments, at the same time providing pergolas and sectors for a restful break in the shade. A lovely promenade. Since it has several kilometers, I suggest going around it taking in Ruwi bus Mwasalat, a bus of the line 4 station (the indicator should say "Muscat via Mutrah"). Being in the capital of Oman, is a ride that should not enjoy...
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  • This long stretch of sea belt at Muttrah in Muscat city is a haven for tourist as well as residents who come for walk and cycling. it starts at fish market and goes beyond Riyami park. 
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  • This corniche can be easily on of the best in the world. Almost 5 km long path dotted with beautiful sculptures and plaques detailing Oman history. You can see various forts on land side and clean sea full of fish n seagulls on other side. Nice place for children. Facility of free bikes also. Good food.
  • One of the best Corniches I have ever been to. It's about 4km long. Dotted with beautiful places to sit some nice sculptures plaques on wall depicting Omans heritage good eateries parks etc. Above all not much crowded and very accessible
  • Exellent place for walking or cycling ( you can find bicycles there ). And also you can enjoy watching tourism ships and vessels entering or getting out the Sultan Qaboos port.
  • The jewel to the capital area is truly the immaculately maintained sea shore, Corniche. The cleanliness and landscaping is one of the finest in the world and certainly the best in the Middle East.
  • Nice place to run or walk with enjoyable view of sea or even sit and relax.