National Museum (Oman)
Natural History Museum of Oman was opened on 30 December 1985, located in the Ministry of heritage and culture in Al khuwair area. The Museum shows the Omani environment diversity through offers of terrain, geology, plants, insects, wild animals and marine life. Despite the small size of the Museum but abounding of facts dealing with biodiversity of the Sultanate of Oman. The Museum features stuffed animals rarely found in the wilds of types and species living in the land of Oman, skeletons of marine organisms, birds and reptiles lived in Omani environment and died naturally.
Old Muttarh Market
Considered one of the oldest marketplaces in the world, the souk of Muttrah is probably the most popular souk in Oman. It is located in the Muttrah corniche on a busy street with two main entrances. The Muttrah Souk is a maze of matchbox-like shops, and you'll find yourself navigating through winding alleys, hit by an assortment of sights and sounds. Because of its wooden roof that allows little sunlight inside, this souk is also called Souk Al Thalam or 'market of darkness'. Although most shops accept cards, its best to carry cash. If you disagree with prices, feel free to bargain. The Muttrah souk is busiest in the evenings when it starts to bustle with energy and activity.
Al Jalali Fort
Guarding the entrance to the harbour to the east, Al Jalali Fort was built during the Portuguese occupation in the 1580s on Arab foundations. The fort is accessible only via a steep flight of steps. As such, it made the perfect prison for a number of years, but now it is a museum of Omani heritage. Admission is strictly by permit only – apply to the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture, through the contact page on the ministry website. During palace military occasions, bagpipers perform from the fort battlements, and the royal dhow and yacht are sailed in full regalia into the harbour. With fireworks reflected in the water, it makes a spectacular sight.
Royal Opera House Muscat
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.