3 - Go scuba diving or snorkelling
If you're staying in or near Muscat, Oman, there are some superb snorkelling excursion opportunities. The shallows are full of marine life, including many different types of reef fish, turtles, Parrot fish, Lion Fish, Angel fish, and sting rays. There are also many diving centres where you can take lessons if you're a beginner. The water is warm and clear, and the reefs are teeming with marine life. It's an unforgettable experience and one of the most fun things to do in Muscat with the family!
4 - Visit Bait Al Zubair Museum
The Bait Al Zubair Museum in Muscat is a great place to learn about Omani culture and history. The museum houses various household artefacts, including pottery, copperware, furniture, windows, doors, keys and accessories that date from the 3rd millennium BC to the 20th century. The pottery selection consists of both locally manufactured and imported items and features terracotta/earthen and stoneware that was primarily used for storage, cooking and as incense burners. The locally made pottery has distinct regional styles and designs, some of which date back thousands of years. If you'’re interested in learning more about Omani culture and history, the Bait Al Zubair Museum is definitely worth a visit with the family!
5 - Watch the sunset at Qurum Beach
If you're looking for a great beach to relax on during your holiday in Muscat, head to Qurum Beach. This long, sandy beach is located in the upmarket neighbourhood of Qurum and is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes lining the beachfront, so you can enjoy a bite to eat while taking in the stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. If you're feeling adventurous, you can also book some fun water sports like jet skiing or parasailing. Finally, we recommend staying to watch the sunset!
6 - Explore The National Museum Oman
The National Museum is a must-visit destination for any traveller exploring Muscat. The museum is home to an impressive collection of artefacts and objects that tell the story of Omani culture and heritage, from the earliest evidence of human settlement in the Oman Peninsula through to the present day.
The museum is conveniently located in the heart of Muscat, making it easy to visit on a day trip from Fraser Suites Muscat. Admission is free for young children, so it’s top of the list for things to do in Muscat with your family. and bBe sure to allow plenty of time to explore the museum's extensive collections; you could easily spend several hours here!