Muscat’s panoramic promenade

Stretching for 3 kilometres (1.8 miles) along the waterfront, the Mutrah Corniche is an elegant promenade lined with international restaurants, traditional cafes and enticing markets. Take a break next to one of the fountains or in pristine gardens along its course and sample delicious fresh fruit in the market at the northern end.

Intrigued by Arabian culture? Then discover more at the Bait al Baranda Museum at the southern tip. If you’ve got a head for heights, climb the winding staircases up the rocky cliffs to the 16th century Mutrah Fort.

Fishing village charm

Despite being Muscat’s main port area, the Mutrah Corniche feels more like a fishing village. Watch the dhows anchor and unload their glistening catch of the day at the markets. Or simply sit and watch the sun set on the panoramic Corniche before hopping back on our Muscat Bus Tour.

Other interesting facts about the Mutrah Corniche, Muscat

  • The Mutrah Corniche is where you’ll find his Majesty’s dhow, visiting cruise ships and the ferry to Musandam
  • The Mutrah Fort was built by occupying Portuguese forces in the late 16th century
  • The Mutrah Souk is one of the world’s oldest Arabian markets and a great place to haggle for bargains
  • The Mutrah Corniche is permanent home to the retired Shabab Oman, a beautiful fully-rigged training ship
  • Just behind the Corniche lies the Old Quarter, Muscat’s historic walled city centre