Oman’s local attractions
Oman’s buildings never rise more than ten stories high thanks to a long-standing decree by His Majesty the Sultan to ensure that the nation's magnificent mountain backdrop, arguably it's most stunning attraction, is never overshadowed by man-made structures.
The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is an example of local architectural ambition, occupying a an enormous area with a prayer hall capacity of 6,600. Around 35 Swarovski crystal chandeliers bedeck the interior so it's well worth a visit if you are interested in lavish tastes.
Other attractions include Mazirah Island, which is perfect for surfing, kite-surfing and windsurfing, the Mutrrah Souk, the city of Nizwa with its impressive fort, the Rass Al Jinz Turtle sanctuary, the traditional dhow buildings in the centre of Sur and the picturesque Telegraph island.