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Bait Al Zubair, Muscat

(4.2/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • It is the family home of Zubayr, where you can discover traditional Omani history and culture. The collection includes weapons, costumes, jewelry, furniture and kitchen equipment, was also reconstructed in miniature a Omani rural village with a Falaj (sprinkler system) and a seasonal wadis. Cute little Museum to see. We visited in approximately 45 minutes
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  • We like to meet one more item on the history of the site. In this museum are the weapons, clothing, ancient utensils of the Arab people. Very interesting.
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  • We always take visitors to Bait Al Zubair and it charms everyone. There are several small galleries and exhibits on the property, as well as the main hall. Be sure to wander around and ask the employe...  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.
  • Not much to see