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Bait Al Zubair, Muscat

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Sample a portion of everyday Omani life and culture at Bait Al Zubair, a privately owned museum housing an intriguing collection of weaponry, traditional costumes, antique household items, and jewelry. Several side rooms offer a glimpse into the aesthetics of a traditional Omani room, decorated and furnished with utmost precision. Step into the garden and find the model village and cafe, where you can enjoy a freshly made cup of something in quaint surrounds. To visit Bait Al Zubair and get the most from your holiday in Muscat, create itinerary details personal to you using our Muscat itinerary maker.
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  • lovely costumes and historical pieces on view - dont bother with second floor unless you LOVE stamps!!! Omani house reconstruction is good  more »
  • This museum is located on the edge of the old Muscat is installed in a private house of the family Al Zubair, rich entrepreneurs and Omani dignitaries. Collections to better understand life in the Sultanate of Oman, in the form of a Museum of arts and popular traditions, but also give to see objects collected or used by the family (of furniture, pictures, stamps, coins, manuscripts). The Museum hosts temporary exhibitions, including contemporary art. A must see.
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  • There is an exhibition on at Bait Al Zubair for the rest of April which is a MUST. "Oman in my Soul" exhibits artwork by a very talented Italian artist Lucia Olivia. The use of mirrors to "complete" t...  more »
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  • In the middle of old muscat is this complex. It's 2 riel entry fee in. There is few buildings with it. It's a bit of a mixed bag with some parts more interesting than others. Thankfully there is AC in every room. The most interesting part for me was about the previous rules and old photos of Muscat and Oman. If you plan to spend a day or even half a day in old Muscat it's worth checking out.
  • Nice museum on Oman history and culture, usefull to figure out how Oman people lives there
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  • Situated near Muscat old town. The ground floor exhibition in the main building has an upstairs that isn't immediately obvious. Extensive display of antiquities and cultural exhibits. Well labelled so a tour guide isn't essential. Decent little café (with nice coffee and sandwiches) with good toilets. Plenty of parking & cabs will be passing to hail regularly. Set aside 2 hours and combine with another 1 hour walk round Muscat old town palace and castles (outside view only). Ideally visit in the afternoon then spend the evening in the Mutt rah Souk 5 kms away. The souk is closed between 13:00 - 17:00. Entry 2 OMR per person.
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