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2-Hour Sunset Dhow Cruise from Muscat
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Waterfront, Oman
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"government buildings"
in 9 reviews
"mirani fort"
in 7 reviews
"surrounding buildings"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
in 9 reviews
"official residence"
in 4 reviews
"short stop"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"national museum"
in 9 reviews
"sultan qaboos"
in 12 reviews
"take photos"
in 8 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 6 reviews
"architecture"
in 26 reviews
"visitors"
in 20 reviews
"ceremonies"
in 10 reviews
"finance"
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"portuguese"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The palace is only used for ceremonial purposes. Couple photos and a little history if you have a guide. The grounds are pretty and well maintained. Like most of Muscat it is very clean.

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow ...to go inside this palace, unfortunately only Royals and VI P s will enter here as it is only for ceremonies now, however the grounds are very beautiful and everyone stands outside the gates to take the photos.

Thank Brenda H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is nice place to visit where u can see the a lovely decorations along with nice garden full of lovely flowers. If u reached Muscat u have to be their Thanks

Thank aburayan260
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The palace was one of the places our tour group stopped while in Muscat. One cannot enter the premises even though the complex is no longer used as a residence by the Sultan. Don't go out of your way to visit. It was very boring,...More

Thank CJW913
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the coast near the old Muscat, the palaces and forts can’t be visited from inside, you can only walk around but it is still worth the visit, for the great architecture of the buildings and the beautiful landscape. There is a lot of...More

Thank PMV V
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The palace is interesting, but you can only see it from the gates. Before you leave after your photo, do check out the surrounding buildings, some of which have some interesting architecture and are quite grand, especially the ones between the palace and the National...More

1  Thank dahokolomok
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area the palace is worth stopping by to see as it is a magnificent and beautiful building. However I would not bother if it is not on your route.

1  Thank RDS61
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We were only able to see the outside and the gardens of the palace which was built 40 years ago. I did not find the palace or the compound extraordinarily beautiful. It looked like a mish mash of styles and stone materials. The colors are...More

Thank Ramadama
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I hoped to visit it, but was closed on Friday, the guardian outside was very nice and he welcomed me very well and allowed me take some pictures.

Thank Refik N
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Vary art deco. Only saw the outside but worth a visit none the less. It doesn’t seem real on first appearance, as though it has been transplanted from a movie set. Very pretty gardens

Thank PBPG
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Nicholas D
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Response from A K | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not to go inside, not that I am aware of at least - hope this helps.
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