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Arif Masood contractor
9/7/2013
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Muscat is best opportunity for those who want to invest and spread his business, because every businessman needs safety, sound area, sound people to do business which we get in Muscat. According to my view Muscat goverment gives complete support to those who are interested to invest in Muscat through out the world.
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Level 16
7/13/2013
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: Oman is very beautiful country, i like it very much.
Not to be missed:
casino
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carifore
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Beachs
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Jameel
6/10/2013
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: A wonderful place to live or visit. Very clean with a lot of greenery in comparison to other GCC countries. Good shopping malls where you can do some high end shopping as well as local traditional souqs. Traffic is nightmare in certain areas but a lot is bieng done to ease the situation. The locals are friendly and you can find people of other nationalities also. Lots of beautiful places to visit if you are a adventures type,with organised trips and camping.
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Desert camping
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Salalah
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Level 9
12/25/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Has one of the best leaders, Peace loving / very beautiful country. Friendly descent People mostly in cities, traffic one of the best/ Safe for all. Good tourism spot Nice Beaches, People Crazily love Football. Muscat Festival One of the spectacular Events.
Not to be missed:
Festivals
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Ostrich Farm
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Masira Dam
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
General opinion:  Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, is located on the Gulf of Oman at the south part of Al Batinah coast.
It is confined between Gulf of Oman and the mountains of AI Hajr Al Sharyi.
With the great advantage of a deepwater harbour in the western part of the city, Muscat is the heart of the country’s foreign trade.
The capital has nine villages attached to it, these being Sidab, Haramel, Al Bustan, Al Jussa, Qantab, Yankat, Yiti, Al Khayran Al Sifa and Sifat Al Sheikh.
Muscat is certainly one of the oldest cities in the whole Middle ... More East, being known since the second century A.D.
The first foreign presence in Muscat was in the form of the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who passed through Oman on his way to India. The Portuguese returned in 1507 and made of Muscat a trading post and naval base until 1650 when the Imam Sultan bin Saif defeated the and drove the Portuguese away east to Goa, India. Muscat became the capital of an independent Oman in 1741,when the present dynasty assumed power.
The capital’s growth has been greatly accelerated in the 20th century, following the discovery of rich oil reserves in Arabia.
Today, Muscat can be divided into three main and quite distinctive regions: the old town, Mutrah and Ruwi.
The old town's boundaries are marked by gated walls, enclosing the area around the port, the Sultan's palace and the harbour.
Mutrah is the residential area and Ruwi is the modern business centre.
Muscat is served by an international airport, Seeb-International-Airport, located around 25 km from the city's business district of Ruwi.

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santhosh
11/14/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Nice place... travel by road is very difficult now a days because of the traffic block.
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abdulla
11/13/2012
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: It's cool and safe and you'll be glad you come here
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Level 9
11/9/2012
Overall rating: 5
General opinion:  Muscat is the capital of Oman. Known since the second century AD, it is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East and the largest city in the Sultanate of Oman. It is also the largest city in the governorate of Muscat. Muscat and Oman was affected by unrest erupted out of the death of the Imam in 1679. The Persians then invaded Muscat in 1737. Later in 1803, the Wahabbis of Saudi Arabia who tried to attack Oman were revolted by Sayyid Said bin Sultan. In 1853, the Sultan shifted the capital of Oman to Zanzibar. Later in 1913, Sultan Taimur bin Faisal who became the Sultan renamed the ... More territory as "Muscat and Oman". Muscat's main income comes from trade with exports on dates, mother of pearl, frankincense and fish. Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the prime source of economy of Muscat.
Not to be missed:
Salalah
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Al Hoota Caves
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Beachs
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Level 9
11/1/2012
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Oman overall is a lovely place to live. Safe and affordable and clean, If you like travelling and adventure, there are lot of places to visit with good well conneted roads. A lot of greenary every where unlike other parts of middle east which is dry. Wonderful and clean beaches, Oman has got the highest mountain ranges in the area and the Views from the top are beautiful. A must place to visit.
Not to be missed:
SALALAH
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mountains and site by walking through streams and valleys
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Road Designer
9/25/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Some roads are being designed without due care to regulatory standards. The on-off slips on the new expressway are particularly dangerous.
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Level 9
9/22/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Muscat is a liveable city. The weather is great during winter, people are generally friendly. What Muscat lacks is a good public transport system. Distances between places become a problem unless you have a car and can drive around.
Not to be missed:
Grand Mosque
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Wadis(Springs)
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shangri la
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Brijesh Jajal
9/15/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Its great that when we are paid in terms of around 1000 Rials, we can have all the things, which cost around 1 to 2 rials... So nice saving can be done... Still its my first week, but I am sure, will have good time here...
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User 29143
8/1/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Well, Oman is a beautiful country. It is a muslim country but a Christian can live peacefully there. One does not have to wear the traditional Muslim clothing like in Saudi Arabia. It has a lot of beaches and the weather is just incredible! Its always hot haha!
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Level 9
7/25/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: The Oman is Heritage country with high human values. The springs and Sea shore is awesome. Hill stations and Sands will give a full adventure for trekking and Safari drive. So far i visited a lot wadis but not finish all. Masirah Islands just wow
Not to be missed:
Wadis(Springs)
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Beachs
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Hill stations
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Level 9
7/1/2012
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: Oman is a good country, I love it very much
Not to be missed:
Festivals
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Beachs
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SALALAH
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Oman Adventure
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Festivals
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Grand Mosque
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Guided Tours
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Mountains and site by walking through streams and valleys
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Wadis(Springs)
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Al Hoota Caves
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Carifore
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Casino
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Desert camping
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Hill stations
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Masira Dam
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Muhafadhat...buraimi must be visisted
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Ostrich Farm
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Roads to Hatta attractive to tourists
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Shangri la
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