Sandwiched between the Gulf of Oman and balconied houses, Muttrah Corniche was Oman’s principal port in the country’s medieval maritime spice trade. Where spice-laden dhow boats once set sail, there are now souks, shops, restaurants and walkways where visitors and locals stroll, shop, and soak in the old-time Arabian atmosphere.
Muttrah Corniche is a popular inclusion on all Muscat sightseeing tours. Experience it on private or group tours that provide round-trip transport and also spotlight other attractions such as the Grand Mosque. Other ways to visit are on Muscat hop-on hop-off buses or multi-day trips that cover Oman’s wider highlights. Other activities include sunset dhow cruises that showcase Muttrah at sundown, when the setting sun bathes the corniche in gold.