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I would like to introduce my-self about my Oman journey. I visit Oman in 2008 to work on project as Italian interpreter but the beauty of Oman and their people friendly in nature attract me to work in Oman.
I decide to work in Oman as a guide and start exploring my self I call my friends from Italy and other part of country.
Currently 2019 I am working in Oman as tour guide I have Oman tourist guiding license.
Oman is a beautiful country and says like “Beauty has an Address”
There are many of unique and beautiful places in Oman that rival famous landmarks and monuments in other countries, yet most local residents are either unaware of them or have vague collection of what they are and how to get there (including myself!).
I am very perfect for day excursions specialy tourist visit muscat by cruises.
Muthra is a port of Muscat where all cruise ships docks in Oman tourism period from Oct to April (Oman Winter season).
I book my group and take them for the Muscat day excursions.
Our first visit Muscat grand Mosque.
Quietly imposing from the outside, this glorious piece of modern Islamic architecture was a gift to the nation from Sultan Qaboos to mark his 30th year of reign. The main prayer hall is breathtakingly beautiful. The Persian carpet alone measures 70m by 60m wide, making it the second-largest hand-loomed Iranian carpet in the world; it took 600 women four years to weave. Mwasalat buses stop outside the mosque.
The mosque is built on a site occupying 416,000 m2 (4,480,000 sq ft), and the complex extends to cover an area of 40,000 m2 (430,000 sq ft). The newly built Grand Mosque was inaugurated by Sultan of Oman on May 4, 2001 to celebrate 30 years of his reign.
The mosque, which can accommodate 20,000 worshippers, including 750 women in a private musalla (prayer hall), is an active place of worship, particularly for Friday prayers.
A major feature of the design of the interior is the prayer carpet which covers the floor of the prayer hall. It contains, 1,700,000,000 knots, weighs 21 tonnes and took four years to produce, and brings together the classical Persian Tabriz, Kashan and Isfahan design traditions. 28 colors in varying shades were used, the majority obtained from traditional vegetable dyes. It used to be the largest single-piece carpet in the world, but is now the second, after the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the UAE. This hand-woven carpet was produced by Iran Carpet Company (ICC) at the order of the Diwan of the Royal Court of Sultanate. The carpet measures over 70 by 60 metres (230 by 200 feet), and covers the 4,343 m2 (46,750 sq ft) area of the praying hall.
The chandelier above the praying hall is 14 metres (46 feet) tall and was manufactured by the Italian company Faustig. Since the mosque is 90 metres (300 feet) high, the chandler looks proportional, but it used to be the world's largest chandelier, before again being replaced in this respect by the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi. It weighs 8.5 tons, includes 600,000 crystals, 1,122 halogen bulbs complete with dimming system, and includes a staircase for maintenance within the chandelier. Thirty-four smaller chandeliers of the same design are hung in other parts of the building.
Visitors are required to dress modestly, covering arms and legs and avoiding tight clothing. Women and girls (aged seven and above) must cover their hair. An abaya (full-length dress) and scarf can be hired from the mosque cafe and gift shop for OR2.5; some form of ID is required as a deposit.
Next we stop for visit ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
The Royal Opera House Muscat is one of the most gorgeous architectural masterpieces in the Sultanate of Oman and the host of some of the biggest cultural events in Oman. If you are coming to visit Muscat you have to pass by the Opera House to witness the magnificence and beauty of its design. The Royal Opera House is located in Shatti Al Qurum facing the Sultan Qaboos Highway and near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
At the time of writing this post, the Royal Opera House hosts free public tours of the building only on Thursday and visitors must book The Royal Opera House Muscat is now open to the public to view the main hall and the theater daily from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm However, even if you do not come on an official tour, you can still come to see the building and walk around it from the outside. You can also always walk inside the building to visit the box office, even if you do not plan on buying any actual tickets, to have a sneak peak of the gorgeous interior design of the building.
The season of the Royal Opera House Muscat starts in September and ends in June the year after. The Opera House has hosted numerous international and regional shows including worldwide classics, and also hosts Oman’s own Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra. The big blockbuster shows such as actual operas usually sell out months before the show, but for many other performances you can usually buy your tickets right before the performance online or by walking in and buying your tickets from the box office.
The theater of the Royal Opera House Muscat features state of the art technology including configurable subtitles for operas displayed on individual touch screens in front of each seat.
The Royal Opera House follows a strict formal dress code for attending shows, no jeans, shirts, or tennis shoes are allowed. Unusually for this part of the world, timing is also strictly followed, ticket holders are not allowed into the theater if the arrive after the show starts and instead they are made to wait in a room to watch the show from a screen until intermission.
The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is Oman's premier venue for musical arts and culture. The opera house is located in Shati Al-Qurm district of Muscat on Sultan Qaboos Street. Built on the royal orders of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, the Royal Opera House reflects unique contemporary Omani architecture, and has a capacity to accommodate maximum of 1,100 people. The opera house complex consists of a concert theatre, auditorium, formal landscaped gardens, cultural market with retail, luxury restaurants and an art centre for musical, theatrical and operatic productions.
The ruler of Oman, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said has been always a fan of classical music and arts. In 2001, the sultan ordered the building of an opera house. Initially called 'House of Musical Arts', the name 'Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM)' was finally chosen. This opera house, which was built by Carillion Alawi, became the first in the world equipped with Radio Marconi's multimedia interactive display seatback system, Mode23. It was officially opened on October 12, 2011, with a production of the opera Turandot, conducted by Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo.
Visit Muthra Souq
Many people come to Mutrah Corniche just to visit the souq, which retains the chaotic interest of a traditional Arab market albeit housed under modern timber roofing. Shops selling Omani and Indian artefacts together with a few antiques jostle among more traditional textile, hardware and jewellery stores. Bargaining is expected although discounts tend to be small. Cards are generally accepted in most shops, but bring cash for better deals. The main entry is via the Corniche, opposite the pedestrian traffic lights.
Distinctive items for sale in the souq include antique mandoo(wedding chests) with brand-new thumbtacks brought down from the Hajar Mountains; rope-twined muskets that saw action in the Dhofar wars of the 1970s; an alleyway of sandals that complete the men’s smart Omani costume; and another of aluminium serving dishes for the traditional Omani shuwa (marinated lamb cooked in an underground oven).
The traditional coffee house at the souq's entrance is a rare relic from the past and a locals-only meeting point for elderly men. Take care not to wander into the historic Shiite district of Al Lawataya by mistake, as the settlement is walled to protect the privacy of the residents here. A sign under the archway requests that visitors keep out.
Navigating the souq takes a bit of practice. You enter through a two-storey, domed gateway on the Corniche (by the traffic lights) and head slightly uphill away from the sea. If you keep turning right at each junction, you will of course come back to the sea. If in doubt, head downhill. That said, getting lost inside the souq is part of the fun. A right fork at a pedestrian roundabout and a left at Muscat Pharmacy should lead you to an Aladdin's cave of a bead shop, but then again…
Photo Stop palazo di Sultano
Al Alam Palace (قصر العلم) is the ceremonial palace of His Majesty the Sultan. The palace is located in the heart of the Old Muscat, it is surrounded by the Al Jalali and Al Mirani forts and will soon be facing the upcoming National Museum of Oman. Former Sultan’s used to live in a house called Bait Al Alam which was demolished in the early 70s to build this new Palace in its place to be the official residence of the Sultan of Oman.
Sultan Qaboos rarely ever stays in Al Alam Palace as he seems to prefer his other residences in Al Seeb or Manah. However, this palace is the one used the most to receive high ranking official guests and has hosted in the past the likes of the Queen of England and the Queen of the Netherlands.
The palace is not open to the public, but tourists can walk around the yard and garders infront of the palace at any time. The Palace is neighboured by a number of other interesting government buildings such as the Ministry of Finance which has a nice gate that should not be missed by visitors to the palace. You can see the gate of the Ministry of Finance by walking along the right side arches of the palace and going through one of the two exists there.
Al Alam Palace is surrounded by Al Jalali and Mirani forts, both of which are unfortunately not open to the public. Both forts were built in the 16th century around the time of the Portuguese invasion of Muscat. You can get a closer look of both forts and get a breathtaking view of the back of the palace by driving through the Al Alam road near the Omani French Museum where you can almost literally park your car behind the palace.
Other attractions close to Al Alam Palace include Al Zubair Museum, Al Bustan Palace, and the new buildings of the Council of Oman and the National Museum.
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