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Quick—you want to go somewhere dazzling, a place you’ll never forget. Where should you go? Let us introduce you to Muscat, the capital of Oman. Sure, our Dubai hotels suit those who love tourist attractions and the Guinness Book of World Records (and you should definitely make a stop there), but Oman is a country for adventurers, not sightseers. It’s no mirage: the country’s capital, Muscat, is full of castles, forts and markets that are the stuff of legends.
Don your best bedazzled kumma hat and get ready to channel your inner sultan with Muscat holiday packages. Nizwa Fort and Jibreen Castle make a great day trip and will live up to all your medieval expectations: hiding places for goons to pounce on rivals (hey, sometimes mediation just doesn’t work), “killing holes” in the ceiling just in case that didn’t get the job done—oh, and plenty of room for the harem.
Hotels in Muscat’s Old Town will be near the city’s souq, or market. You can find wedding chests, antique daggers or stylish dishdasha (a man’s shirt-dress), depending on who you’re trying to impress. You’ll also find all the things you don’t need, but should probably buy anyway, just in case. You never know when a 3D mosque-shaped puzzle might come in handy.
Muscat International Airport (MCT) is 13 km west of the city centre, and many of our Muscat hotels provide airport shuttle service, so make sure you check with yours. No free ride? For about the cost of a lunch special, you can pre-pay for a cab at the Taxi Counter. Once you’re settled, coordinated tours are a great way to see the sights; camel-back desert safaris, market excursions and 4x4 dune rides await intrepid explorers.
When you post pics from this holiday, you’ll get a satisfying number of “Where are you?” comments. You’ll be just where you want to be: cosied up in your Muscat accommodation, knowing you got the best deals around thanks to lastminute.co.nz.